Today was a low energy day, so inspired by a vintage tatting shuttle in my case I started watching tatting videos on YouTube. I have always wanted to tat, since I was a child. I don't really know why.... I remember a childhood friend, Catherine Thompson, telling me about tatting, and then later my dad picked up a few tatting shuttles in his wanderings. I don't know how I knew they were tatting shuttles, but I did. Now I have those tatting shuttles, and a few more that have wandered in with sewing supplies, and today finally, a few months before I turn 50, was THE day.
Now, this may not seem like much, but even after watching a couple of different people explain and show it different ways, it takes some patience and some practice, a bit over an hour, to get this very first ring. Everyone else in my house is asleep, and I have been neglecting my blog, so here I am, showing the internet my first ring. I am sure many more will be forthcoming, along with picots and chains, because those are the only stitches you need in tatting. But THIS is a BEGINNING. YAY!!
Well, I'm off to practice more rings, and then some sleep. I will show you more later, hopefully better shots, and more interesting results, but it is a begining!!