What would you do if you were surrounded by a room full of gorgeous thread and were told you could take them all home…but there’s a catch. You only have a backpack and it also has to fit your clothes, books and toothbrush. What do you do?
Here is one of my favorite tatting shuttles, another handmade beauty by Dave of Grizzly Mountain Arts. This little gem is hand carved out of fossil mammoth ivory and bears a scrimshawed angel to watch over me as I tat.
Six generous people are donating shuttles and thread for the teens from Citizen Schools to learn tatting. We still have a few other needs.
Are you making a ring-only pattern, like a hen-n-chicks pattern, and need to add more thread? Here’s how to you hide the extra ends when you only have rings.
One of the most common complaints I hear from tatters is that tatting is a dying art. Here’s why I think tatting is alive and well, and my plan to keep it going.