Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The return of the Tatting Shuttle!

I organized my craft closet! I enjoyed doing it! and, I came across my tatting supplies.. So after a long hiatus from tatting, I got reacquainted with my tatting shuttles! I think the last time I tatted anything was more than 2 years ago when I wanted to make edgings for my niece. Tatting is my oldest hobby and I learnt it from Mansha during our college days. She was my room-mate in College hostel and she had the patience to teach me tatting. I am glad I learnt it then as I don't think I could've learnt it without a demo in real life.

So, I tatted a bookmark as a comeback and it went very fast.The pattern is from Be-stitched.com by Nancy. Here is the link to it: Tatted bookmark! I always thought of tatting as a slow craft.. you spend hours on it and you end up with a few inches of an edging.. but, this time around, I was able to finish the bookmark in 3 evenings after work. The bookmark measures 9.5 inches long and 2 and 1/4 inches wide. I feel that tatting makes the sturdiest form of lace and I love to use it on clothing. Here is a picture of the bookmark modeling on a book!








Speaking of the book in the picture,its a good read.I am not sure if I believe zodiac or not..but, I like studying people based on their zodiac signs. I like finding similarities between their real life personalities and their zodiac personalities.But, I am not prejudiced against anyone just because they come under a particular zodiac. That is why I am not sure if I believe it or not. I am a Gemini and I am proud of it..though it not my achievement! ;-) So, here is the bookmark modeling on my page!!



I have made the bookmark from the same pattern previously as a b'day gift for a dear friend of mine who has received the most handmade items from me! ;-) I was thinking of Mansha all the while I was tatting this..going back to my college days in my hostel when I learnt tatting from her.. how I struggled to get a hang of this craft. So, I dedicate this bookmark to her and I am gonna send it to her as a token of thanks! :-)

So, tell me about your experience of learning your hobbies from your friend or your family and if you are still in touch with that person and the craft.. I would like to hear from you.

-Josie

5 comments:

  1. Your newly tatted bookmark looks very nice! Good for you for picking up the shuttles again!

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  2. Awesome stuff and funny you should mention about settling your cupboard 'coz I just did that yday and discovered a bunch of stuff I didn't realize i had! So much for hoarding on stash..:)

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  3. we've now tatted the same bookmark!:))
    Its my first real tatting project!Yet to weave in and block it.yours looks so neat.

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  4. Pretty bookmark. Isn't it wierd ...I also got back to tatting a few days back. I'm working on a pillow cover edging.

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  5. That's beautiful!
    I learned to crochet as a child, and still do it... and I owned a tatting shuttle, but could never figure out how to put the thread on it :)
    I'm determined to learn someday, though!

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