Tatting, sometimes called Shuttle Lace, is something I have wanted to learn for several years now.
A few weeks ago I was going through some of the things given to me by my grandmother from her sewing room. In it I found a box full of shuttles and all different sizes and colors of thread for tatting. There was also some half-finished projects that my grandmother was working on. What a treasure!
So I decided it was time to learn, especially now that I had all I needed. I got a couple of books from the library, and I watched some videos online. In no time at all I was tatting! The stitches are quite simple once you get the hang of it. The harder part is making sure all the picots are the right size to make a really even and nice piece of work.
Here is my first finished tatting project, a cross bookmark:
I’m planning to make some more bookmarks so I can continue to learn the skills. Then I would like to try to do some pretty tatted edging on some handkerchiefs I found in my grandmother’s tatting box.