Tatting efforts

Last year, The Knitter’s Edge (a local yarn shop) had monthly meetings at the library. I think they were supposed to be learn-to-knit gatherings, but I’d never been, and I thought I’d check them out as a way to get out of the house and meet new people.

Of course, this year, they’re not doing that.

However, I looked at their website and saw that they had a variety of classes on offer, including one on tatting that started up in February. I’ve thought off and on about learning to tat, and this seemed like a good opportunity. So off I went on Wednesday evenings, learning to turn crochet thread into lace edgings and medallions.

I need to work on my tension still — my curves sometimes curl up from the plane, and as you can see from the photo of the bookmark, the consistency isn’t there yet. However, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve managed to learn in the past month or so.

5 thoughts on “Tatting efforts

  1. You’re coming right along! That’s very good after only a month. Tatting’s not easy. I learned bobbin tatting from my grandmother when I was a wee young thing, but I don’t do it much any more. It does produce beautiful results.

    • Thanks! I still haven’t tried bobbins or shuttles. Maybe I’ll get there.

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