Way back when I was 15 or so my grandma taught me to tat. She was trying to teach my cousin when I happened by. I had never heard of tatting and it looked interesting. After watching my cousin struggling not to make knots I asked grandma if I could try. For some reason I didn't have a bit of trouble and caught on right away. Grandma gave me a shuttle and a ball of tatting thread and I was off. My cousin never did learn how to tat. Anyway, here are a couple of things that I've made. I have a lot more snowflakes. I usually hang them from the ceiling kind of like a snow storm... They are starched and I put glitter on them. Kinda messy with sparkles all over... but really pretty.
Thank you, Barb and housse. I hope one day to teach my grand daughter but we'll see. She is only 12 so hopefully when she gets older... housse, I use a shuttle to tat. There is a method for using needles but I haven't ever seen it so I don't have a clue. If I can remember I'll take a pic of one of my shuttles. I learned to tat before I ever picked up a crochet hook, which I think was a big help in my picking it up so fast. I have crocheted Granny Square afgans but nothing else. I need to brush up on the basic chain and single or double crochet. I'm tatting an edge for pillow cases and I have forgotten how to attach it... I've done it before but I've slept since then and can't remember how I did it. lol My mom isn't here to show me. This is a bad pic of a 'purty' that I tatted. It has a tiny birds nest with two baby birds and a mother bird and lots of ribbon.
When I get my regular computer unpacked, I will show some of my mom's tatting work. My favorites were the bonnets and booties she made to go with christening gowns that she also tatted the lace for. I did a lot of heirloom style smocked dresses for my grands when they were small andshe made the lace for them. She also used to do a lot of hankies for gifts and made the ring pillows for granddaughters weddings.
siliole, I can hardly wait to see all the things that you and your mom made!! I have a tatted baby bonnet that my grandma made for me. Mom said my head was to big so I didn't get to wear it... But I still have it! I'll take a pic of it and post it in a day or two.
I'm hoping to get my main computer set up in the next week or two. Moving is a major pain. Especially moving into a house that we had rented by the week through the summer. I'm having to work around the existing reservations. Only 2 more...Only 2 more.
I also have lots of crocheted snow flakes my Mom made for me. Hopefully this Christmas I'll be able to hang ALL of them from the ceiling along with my tatted ones. I still have my tree up and hang new tatted ones on it whenever I get one done. Just seeing them inspires me to make more! And I'm not making just white ones! In my world there are purple and red and blue and who-knows-what-color-next snowflakes. Photos soon...