I have been distracted from quilting! To encourage personal enrichment, my employer allows the staff to claim for course/workshop fees on personal enrichment courses they attend, subject to a cap. Personal enrichment courses include craft courses and music courses. In the past, I used to sign up for quilting or sewing related courses. This year, I decided to try something different. I signed up for a tatting course. The course was conducted by Ellen and was over 2 sessions. After the first session, I told myself I will not go back for the second session. Don’t get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the instructor. Ellen is a very patient teacher and she is very clear in her instructions. It was me. I felt impatient doing craft work with my hands. I enjoy the speed of the sewing machine. Ellen had to whatsapp me twice before I decided to go back to her for the second lesson. But after the second lesson, I began to feel differently towards tatting. I started to enjoy it. It is such a portable craft. I could carry it with me anywhere and everywhere I go.
My first two pieces of tatting lace
The prym tatting shuttle that Ellen provided as part of the course tools.
After the second lesson, I decided to try tatting a cross using a beginner’s pattern that I found on the internet
I made a mistake at the beginning of the tatting of the cross which started at the bottom. I had to ask Ellen for help and she recommended that I do rings before I tie off at the end.
I do not like the prym shuttle as I find that it is too small. So during the Black Friday sale, I bought a few more tatting shuttles.
I love the wooden handmade ones. They are beautiful. I purchased them from Banyek at his Etsy store. I decided to try my hands at another beginner’s pattern, Rambling Flower Bookmark.
Tatting complements quilting. I realise that there are a number of tatters who quilt as well.
Christmas is just around the corner, I hope to tat a few simple pieces like snowflakes to decorate the house. Will update with more tatting adventures.
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