Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Why I Love Tatting

There are many reasons... but one of them is how easy it is to carry a little shuttle in your bag or pocket and when you have any time to spare, are waiting, or are travelling, you can get your little shuttle out and tat.

I was on the train and grateful that I had a shuttle in my bag and worked on trying to create a new one-shuttle edging (I only had one shuttle).  I  felt maybe I was getting somewhere... but then ran out of thread!


So really a minuscule amount of tatting but just so you know I'm still thinking about it and miss having more time for it!

Best wishes,
Frivole

14 comments:

  1. As much as I love to follow your knitting, AND crochet, AND beading, AND pottery, AND book making......Your tatting is my favourite, even if it’s just a little bit!

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    1. Thank you Bev! I know I started this blog about tatting and it's really been mostly about tatting over the years so I feel I let me readers down when I keep showing other stuff! It's just the way it's going at the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to resume more regular tatting a bit further down the line. Thanks for still being here! :-)

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  2. Does not matter how much tatting time you have, tatting is something that can be picked up at any time even if it’s just a play with a shuttle to get a new pattern out of your mind., I look forward to seeing your new pattern.

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    1. Yes, that's what's great about it, isn't it? Well, "one" of the things that's great about it. :-)

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  3. I keep a cosmetics bag in my purse with a couple of shuttles, some thread and nail clippers (which I use instead of scissors). It's handy when I'm waiting at the doctor's office, waiting on my son, or even in line at the fast food restaurant.

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    1. Agree with you! No moment to be wasted... when one could be tatting! Like you I find nail clippers great when travelling (especially on planes).

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  4. Looks like some wonderful designing ideas there!! :)

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  5. I always have two of your shuttles,fully loaded, two spare pre-loaded bobbins, a pair of folding scissors and a couple of Clover bud picot gauge tools in a grip seal bag inside my handbag.I make flowers, butterflies etc. for embellishing my handcrafted cards etc. whenever I am out of the house.
    I travel to hospital appointments via Patient transport. They got me there on Wednesday for 8:44 am. The clinic did not even begin till 11 am ( Consultants were not even on same premises till then as they work several hospitals). I love knitting and crochet too, but tatting is so much more portable.

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    1. Thank you for your message Ejay, like you I also enjoy knitting and crochet (I sometimes carry sock-knitting projects around with me) but you are right, tatting is so portable and that's really great. Takes no space at all and there's always something enjoyable we can do while we wait. :-)

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  6. Besides the various reasons to love tatting, I recently added another.
    See, I'm knitting at present, and the needles are causing a cut and callus in my left hand finger, despite all my efforts ;-P Once I knit an entire sweater in UK #12 & #14 needles - caused bleeding!!!
    This ever happen with tatting? - NO :-D

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  7. I call the little tatting case I keep in my handbag "my survival kit" :)

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