I managed to get about two thirds of the way around the edging…
but by Saturday night, it was clear I was not going to make it.
I decided to enter another Jan Stawasz piece instead. I made this a while ago but I hope it was ok to show it at the Fête as it I had never been "seen publicly" before. This is probably my favourite piece of tatting so far so I was pleased to be able to show it. This is only the second time ever I've participated in the Fête (we are usually away at this time of the year) and really, I mostly like to do it because I think it's great to get tatting as much exposure as possible. Most people who see it don't know what it is.
The doily did well. I'm delighted.
And I just hope it inspires other to have a go with shuttles!
A lady at the show was telling me that she had started to learn some years ago but then had abandoned and couldn't quite remember how to do it but she'd be pleased to have a refresher. The lady at our local wool shop then said it might be a good idea to have a tatting morning in her shop so we'll see. I might yet get some local people tatting!