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Monday, July 12, 2010

What's Tatting?

So, I started tatting a pattern and messed up.  Big disappointment as I was using the thread that gave me mucho problemos last night.  GRRR...  The mess up was my fault, though, as I J-ed to the wrong P in petal six.  Argh!  Life, though, shall carry on.  I'm just not sure that I'll be tatting any more tonight.  I had a full day and feel a little blah, I guess.

So, I know have only 16 followers, not all tatters, but I was wondering if any of my "followers" (what is this, a cult? ROFL) would be open to a small exchange of some sort.  I realized that I've never actually touched, held, or seen in person, a piece of tatting other than when I tat.  I wonder if actually holding even a ring tatted by someone else could give me more insight into what I'm doing and what the final outcome should really feel like, etc...  This, of course, will require me to tat something small for an exchange, but... Anyone interested?  Even if it's just a simple little flower, I'll be happy as a pig in slop --and can easily tat a 4-8-8-4, [4+8-8-4]3x, 4+8-8+4 flower. LOL. (Pattern from memory, I believe it's the medium flower from "Flower and Spray" from the Beeton book? ...It's one of the intatters.com Need Photo patterns.  I don't have green thread to do the whole thing, so I've been practicing with flowers.).

Okay, enough rambling from me.  Maybe I should try my hand at tatting again tonight...

-Stephanie Grace

7 comments:

Stephanie Grace said...

As a side note: I'm not only saying small because of my tatting experience, but also, and mainly, because of shipping. Being P-poor broke isn't fun and this is just one more way in which I'm seeing that.

Suztats said...

Hey Stephanie, I'd love to be part of an exchange! I think it's a kewl idea, so have you thought of a theme? Is it 1 tat? or more/person?
I know about living on a budget, so I understand about the size thing, though if it fits into a regular sized envelope, I think it's still pretty affordable.Unless that's changed recently.....
Anyway, give me a shout if it's a go....
looking forward to it!

Eliz (tatknot) said...

I would love to exchange a piece of tatting with you as well. We could easily overwhelm you in numbers so perhaps you will want to select just a few of us. Do you want us to do the same motif for comparison or would you like to select a theme such as flowers and we select our own motif? I keep a small hat box of items I've received from other lacemakers over the years. It really lifts my spirits to pull it out and look at all my treasures now and then.

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Speaking of budgets, this is one of the things I love about tatting compared to any of the other hobbies I've tried over the years. It is truely amazing what one can do with one ball of thread and one shuttle. It is the least expensive hobby I've ever had--takes up less space than most of the others did, too. DH really likes both of those features. LOL

God's Kid said...

Hey Stephanie Grace,
I would gladly send you something to help you out, because I hadn't seen any tatting in real life either before I found a lace group in our area with tatters which was only a month ago, so I understand.
If I can help just tell me where to send it. :)

victats@gmail.com said...

I totally understand what you are saying, my first exchange was with Gina. It was so neat to see tatting by someone else. I don't need to exhange anything but if you email me your address I will send you a bookmark.

tattrldy said...

Stephanie, this sounds like fun! I'd love to exchange some little tatting item. I don't see much other than my own tatting. I have seen some but they are few and far between. Email me and I'll be happy to join in your exchange.

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