Category Archives: tatting

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Books with double the fun!

I love my job! I have the pleasure of finding books at Knit Picks.  Today is double exciting because we have new books to share and it's book sale time! With 40% off it's hard to resist!  Here are some knitting, crocheting and tatting books that have caught my eye!

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Bling Shuttle Example - A ready for blog
Blinging my tatting shuttle

I know! I have completely gone over the deep end! But, as I  was immersing myself in the beautiful world of tatting, I discovered that tatters like to "bling" their shuttles.

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Tatting learning curve

Wow! I had an interesting weekend with my balls of Curio and tatting instruction books. My hands might remember the motions for tatting but my mind has certainly filed away the technical understanding way back in a mental file drawer. I'm not looking for excuses for my high learning curve but I have to say the tatting world is a bit complicit.

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Tatting! The adventure begins!

A very long time ago I made an attempt to learn to tat. I'm typically a self-taught crafter, and the internet wasn't around at that time. Needless to say, I gave up almost as quickly as I started! Moving forward to 2 weeks ago, (yes, only two weeks!!!) I gave needle tatting a try. Now there are great books and you-tube videos to help you learn. So along with those sources and a tatting needle, I found it so quick to pick up! I know there are shuttle tatting people and there are needle tatting people. I now fall in the latter group.

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Rediscovering the joys of shuttle tatting

There's a lot to be said for a craft that can fit in a pocket. That was certainly the appeal twenty-five years ago when I was doing a lot of hiking and camping. When I returned to our Vancouver office for the summer, I fell in love with our new crochet thread line - Curio. The colors are absolutely stunning. While I was admiring Curio, Kim mentioned that we had also picked up a tatting shuttle and a couple of instruction books. That certainly got my attention! I couldn't believe tatting had found its way back into my life.

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