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Sunday, 1 April 2012

International Tatting Day



Hi,

Today is International Tatting Day, I have some new bits to show you which I have saved up for today. Many tatters around the world will be going out and tatting either in a cafe or somewhere in public, unfortunately I am not going out today, but I was tatting at the craft fair yesterday.
Tatting is an art that is practiced all over the world, I am often asked about how old the art is or they have never heard of tatting. It dates back to the 16th century as far as I have found out, although it died out being done for a long time, it is coming back in a big way. I am hoping to start some tatting lessons, but due to being ill its been something that's on hold at the moment. I can say to anyone who does not tat, look down my sidebar and pop over to some of the tatting blogs listed, I am sure they would be pleased to see you, and you will be so surprised just how many tatters there are worldwide. Many years ago tatting would have been used from Doilies and edgings, today beads and many items are being incorporated into tatting, that the scope of uses for tatting has grown.
This is a new design that I have been working on, I call it Daisy Rose, and I have made a pendant with a silver leaf from a pair of earrings I brought to chop about and make into new items, the thread used is Lizbeth Purple Twist no 20.




The pink earrings which I am making a pendant to match, are also the Daisy Rose with silver leaves from a pair of earrings I brought a few months ago. the thread is very old but is by coats I am sorry I don't have the name of the thread its lost its label.





These blue earrings are from a pattern I found on the Internet a few months ago called Tree Earrings, by Nami, www.namiart.blogspot.com. I used Lizbeth thread Peacock blues which Wendy sent me before Christmas, its a lovely colour combination, and I will be using it often.


I hope where ever you are you enjoy international tatting day.

Until we meet again Take care

Hugs

Margaret

7 comments:

  1. How beautiful are these Margaret, I love them all. What great intricate work.
    I also like the farmyard card below its super Hugs Elaine

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  2. Very Pretty! Something I would love to tat for a few women in my life.
    Happy Tatting!
    John

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  3. Beautiful pieces Margaret, the pendent is beautiful
    Kevin xx

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  4. Your daisy rose pattern is beautiful! Lovely tatting, Margaret. Happy ITD!

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  5. Lovely, Margaret. I really like the effect of the addition of the charms. Happy International Tatting Day to you!

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  6. Happy International Tatting day to you too!! Look at your beautiful tatted bits! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello today too!
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  7. I love your new pendant and pink earrings,what a pretty pattern, how nice to pass on your tatting skills to others
    Tilly

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