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 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.



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

  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..:)

  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.

  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.

  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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