Friday, July 19, 2013

Tatting class project

The tatted project shown, is Rhapsody, from a pattern written by Yarnplayer, Marilee Rocklee. She is a great tatting resource. Marilee has an online Shuttle Tatting class that I am taking. Although I taught myself the basics of tatting years ago, I'm only now getting serious about it. This course is great for reinforcing my skills and taking them to the next level.
The project shown, Rhapsody, is quite pretty. I've made it in a pumpkin-colored thread, Lizbeth size 20.
Given the heatwave we are having, tatting is perfect. It's small and fits in my pocket. I almost always have a shuttle in my pocket these days. It's a nice change from knitting.
I may make this motif in a number of colors to give away.

Looks like October

This in my rendition of a vintage tatting pattern from a 1944 pattern book. The color scheme was accidental. I had shuttles loaded with black and orange thread. I like this sample well enough to plan a project for a Halloween item.  My tatting has improved over the past month. Although I am a self-taught tatter,  I recently started an online tatting class to tie my knowledge and skills together. I've learned everything piecemeal, which is frustrating. There is no standardization in tatting. Next post, I will show a project from the class.