Adventures in Tatting

You know how you come across something and think “I’ve got to try that!” Well, yesterday I discovered tatting. I spent some time doing the whole Google thing and some Youtube and I was soon itching to give it a go!

Today has been spent in practise mode, learning, stuffing it up and repeating things over and over while blocking out pretty much everything else in the house! Here are my practise pieces…

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So excited was I to get stuck in, that I rushed to my local craft store to buy a tatting needle! I guess it’s not something that is in need that often so, not surprisingly, there was no tatting needles to be found. I decided to make do with a long doll making needle. It works well while I’m practising but I do have to be careful not to poke the pointy end into my finger! o.O

I’m unsure as to what I want to sink my teeth into next! A pretty doily? Handkerchief edging? Topping for a Christmas bauble perhaps? Or a nice choker or other jewellery piece? For now I’m just happy to keep my fingers moving and giving my brain a new trick to try! 😀

Happy tatting,

♥ Neen

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