Monday, November 06, 2017

Clara's Tatting



I don't know how to tat, but Clara has taught herself. She's done shuttle tatting and needle tatting (like this) which she says is much easier. This is going to be a snowflake. 

9 comments:

Judy said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous. An almost lost art. I hope, one day, she will teach others.

kath said...

What a wonderful skill! I'm so glad it's not being completely lost for future generations. I've always wanted to learn how. I have the shuttle and all the supplies but never seem to have the time to just sit and do it, so it's moved to my retirement to do list, lol!

Carol Slater said...

I know nothing about tatting but that is beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I think when I have gotten over my knitting obsession, I'd like to resume tatting. I learned shuttle tatting once upon a time, although I did have to take a class. Could Clara explain why needle tatting is easier? I've heard that from others.

The snowflake is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful! I took a class on shuttle tatting a couple years back. I made some trim, a bookmark and decorative heart. It was challenging for me. I am so impressed that Clara taught herself! She is truly a gifted young lady!

Anonymous said...

I have shuttle tatted for about 35 years...I was self-taught also, but admit I did have to watch someone else actually tatting at a craft fair before I could understand the written instructions. It requires my complete attention and that's why I don't attempt it when there are distractions around. Therefore, I knit when the tv is on or grandchildren are around. Clara is doing a beautiful job!

Polly said...

I have considered taking up tatting, although probably not within the next 10 years (too many other competitors for my brain space right now). I have wonderful linens that I inherited from my grandmother and great-grandmother, with embroidery, tatting, etc. that they did themselves and used to embellish the table runners, pillowcases, tablecloths, etc. I absolutely love it--so delicate and almost ethereal. And artistic!

Dianna said...

Clara reminds me of my college roommate who could tat; crochet and read P.G. Wodehouse at the same time; and missed her spinning wheel (too big for the dorm). Is there no end to her talent?

Lisa Beth W. said...

My mom knows how to tat--I should ask her to teach me--it is a dying art. Love that delicate snowflake!

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