Sorry its been so long since you’ve heard from us. Its been very busy, between working, family matters, studying for my MBA, and so much more. Though I haven’t been blogging or keeping things up-to-date, I have been Tatting, as it keeps me sane!
Over the next several days and weeks I will be adding the products I’ve been tatting.
Our newest product is fun, dainty and the perfect gift! We are now taking pre-orders, for Easter or Mother’s Day.
This is a family tree. On top is the Mom, with children then grandchildren. Each pendant sold separately, display not included. (It’s a bird Jewelry tree from amazon.com)
Here is a close up of the picture pendant. They can be hung on the jewelry tree, attached to a key chain, add a chain and make it a necklace. The possibilities are endless.
Each pendant is 1 inch half round magnifying cabochon, with 570 hand tied tatted knots, using the shuttle method, 100% Egyptian cotton. Be sure to choose your color! If you don’t see the color you want, just message me through the site (messenger), and let me know.
Order yours now, as these are a hot item right now. At this point please allow 2 weeks for your order.
Tatting has become my addiction. Though I have been tatting for more than 40 years, learning as a teen. I have always enjoyed creating beautiful items. But in the last couple of years, it has become my addiction. Rarely, do I not have shuttle(s) and thread in hand. In one of the antique pattern book I have, it stated that Tatting is an inexpensive craft, all you need is a shuttle and thread. I laughed so hard! I have hundreds of balls of threads, probably close to 100 shuttles, several tatting needles, and boundless amounts of beads, findings, charms and more!
What is tatting you ask?
Tatting is a Victorian art form of making lace. Though there are many variations of the origins of tatting. The most popular version has to do with Sailors. Sailors would work on their fishing nets using a shuttle and rope. The sailors would take left over pieces of rope, using the shuttle to make gifts for their mothers, wives, or even their mistresses. During the Victorian era, the women made the shuttles smaller, so they could use thread. These shuttles, quickly went from crude to ornate. Made from metals, such as tin, steel, silver and other precious metals. Some were made from wood, while others were made from bones and horns. Now they are even made from plastics. The threads range from thick yarns to very thin threads. The smallest thread I’ve worked with, is size 100.(Actually still do, I’m making my daughters wedding veil.)
Some of my shuttles!
Though I use both needle and shuttles in my tatting. I prefer using the shuttle. I have used up to 6 shuttles at a time. Though I do try to limit the amount to three!
Check out our items at: www.thetatteredtatter.com