Hello to everyone in the tatting blog world! After snooping around at other blogs and seeing how friendly and supportive you all are, I decided to join. I had no idea the tatting community was so connected until I stumbled upon the 25 Motif Challenge and Jane Eborall's herd of hippos.
I learned to tat a few years ago when I found a five-week class listed in the class schedule at Joann Etc. It looked interesting to me because I was bored and wanted something new to do. I loved it, and tinkered around for a while. Life's little upheavals led me to put down the shuttles and crochet hooks for a couple years until this past winter when I decided to dive back into tatting head first. That's when I realized that I love tatting so much more than any other needle or lace making craft.
So here I am, hoping to make new friends with you all and to show a few pics of my stuff:
This is a little motif tatting in Star #70. I can't remember where the pattern came from though.
This fan is one of my favorite patterns to do. It was also one of the first things I made when I learned to tat. It's made of DMC pearl cotton #8:
And last but not least, a little heart that is my first attempt at tatting on a button. I missed one ring on the second buttonhole, so I left off one ring on the third hole so it would be even. It still came out quite nice. I did this one with Flora #50: