Another installment of Heather’s shuttle show-and-tell. This beautiful handmade tatting shuttle from South America sports a proud cardinal on a tree branch with a blue sky background.
Here are some blue and purple variegate earrings from a pattern by Nancy Tracy.
After planning and plotting for weeks, I finally met the teens of Citizen Schools and got to pitch tatting to them. Many of the students were curious and enthusiastic, and I finally got some feedback about this crazy idea…and a few surprises.
Tatted Treasures is 6 months and 100 posts old! Here is a little preview of what is coming in the next 6 months.
Here is a little trick I use to wind my shuttles more easily, and that also lets me use every last bit of my thread easily, keeping tension and without finger tatting. What’s the trick? Leave a little thread from the last project wound on the shuttle.
I’m getting ready for Citizen Schools, and the next step is the apprenticeship fair. I’ve got 5 minutes to inspire a bunch of 13-year-olds to want to learn tatting. How would you do it? I’m looking for any and all suggestions, please.
I’m a fan of a small bag for each tatting project-in-progress. This is my favorite and oldest tatting bag that a dear Japanese grandmother made especially for me. Take a look at what’s inside.
Here’s a lovely idea from Craftaholics Anonymous to frame little hearts for decoration. How about framing tatted hearts, snowflakes, or other motifs. Take a look and see what this idea leads you to.