Author Archives: Kelly

Tatting Workflow

Rather than use the B-word (because aren’t we all?), I’ll tell you that this semester I worked full time and took two classes. I spent spring break tatting, and not studying, just to clear my head. Then I thought about … Continue reading

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2012 25 Motif Challenge: Motif #2

My second motif is from Rozella F. Linden’s Easy Tatting. I used a crochet hook as the picot gauge on this project (for the outer round, at least—in the center you can see that my picots are quite small). As … Continue reading

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2012 25 Motif Challenge: Motif #1

The first motif of the year is taken from page 11 of Anna Valeire’s My Book No. 3 Tatting Craft: A Real Sampler, over 100 Designs [pdf]. Here’s the original: I followed the original instructions, blocking before the last row … Continue reading

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New tatting books for my library

Over the holidays I ordered and received a couple of new books for my tatting library. The first is Rozella Linden’s Easy Tatting. My tatting teacher had this book, and from it I learned how to join the first ring … Continue reading

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Tatting plans in 2012

So I did some tatting in 2011, and then I stopped for a while. Romantically, one might be inclined to call it tatter’s block. And then a couple of weeks ago I picked up a needle and some thread, and … Continue reading

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I am a tatting artist

I am a runner. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me. The last time I regularly ran was eleven years ago, although I’ve made periodic stabs at it since then. I’m making another stab right now. I even joined … Continue reading

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Last Week in Tatting

I made progress on all three doilies this week. I’ve now completed four rounds of the friend doily. I’ve completed three rounds of the pair of cousin doilies, and I’ve started the fourth round on one of them. You should … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale of Overpromising

Those doilies are but the tip of an iceberg. I’ve promised bookmarks and scarves—yes, plural—and a table runner to a variety of people. I have bookmarks made and rejected (by me). I’ve worked on several squares of a table runner, … Continue reading

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TIAS 2011

I’ve been reading tatting blogs ever since I started tatting. One of the first I encountered was Jane Eborall’s Tatting and Not a Lot Else. She’s starting a new Tat It and See (aka TIAS) next week, and I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Learn the Easy Art of Needle Tatting and More: Techniques with Time Stamps

I learned to needle tat using Learn the Easy Art of Needle Tatting and More. I still refer to it from time to time, but it’s frustrating to find the exact technique I’m looking for, since there is no chapter … Continue reading

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