WHAT IS TATTED TREASURES?
Tatted Treasures is dedicated to introducing tatting to the public, providing easy-to-follow instructions to learn this ancient art, and inspiring accomplished tatters with information and ideas.
WHY THIS BLOG?
When I walked into the local quilt shop in early 2011 I had no idea that simple shopping trip would begin a tatting revolution in Santa Fe. One of the owners saw the tatting on my purse and eagerly asked, “Do you teach tatting?” So began a series of surprisingly popular classes, with some students driving two to four hours just to learn to tat!
The classes have gone very well, except that my students keep asking me to come home with them! Since I haven’t yet figured out how to be in ten places at once, I began to make a few videos they could watch from home to get a refresher anytime. The idea snowballed from there and this blog was born.
This is also my journal of tatted treasures. I intend to keep a record of pieces I make and designs I invent, maybe some of my favorite shuttles, threads and pattern books, or anything else as it occurs to me. …Such as these little poems:
Tatting in my chair.
Shuttles weaving back and forth
Loosing count of knots.
MY TATTING JOURNEY
I tried to learn shuttle tatting from a book in the spring of 1999, but could not make heads or tails of it. So I switched to needle tatting and quickly turned out a whole slew of edgings, doilies and bookmarks. I even tried to tat a blouse once, but when I was half way through with the back I got sick of it, finished off the edges and called it a doily.
In summer of 2001 I flew to Connecticut to learn shuttle tatting from my grandmother, and never looked back.
Tatting on the couch.
Kitty lying next to me
Tangling my thread.
Ever since I found the art I have been hooked, and enjoy sharing this old fashioned art with a new crowd. On that note, I hope this blog is fun to make and to share.
Happy tatting to all, and to all a good night!