We were walking around the town of Karadmara in Kos, I brought some jewellery for the grand daughters and daughter in law, and as we were leaving Vernon noticed some tatting, When I looked it said needle tatting, its very unusual to find tatting on sale in Greece, so out came the camera. The lady in the shop came out and said she made them, ( the picture above is her shop window), well we ended up having a conversation on tatting, naturally.
She asked if I had any tatting with me, well I always take my tatting with me where ever and I said the next time I came into Karadmara I would bring some.
Well I did, I showed her some snowflakes and the Renulek's mat I am working on. (I will do a separate post on them) she looked and said they were too fine, I needed to use thicker thread and they would be bigger, it would be easier on the eyes,
Anyway she showed me her needle, it was the thickest needle I have ever seen, I think it would be used on making leather saddles or goods, her thread is thick too, she explained she could not buy tatting items so I gave her the web address of Roseground.com. Unfortunately I don't use tatting needles and I did not have a spare shuttle with me to give her, I hope she will be able to get a proper tatting needle.
I think I will stick to my no 20 thread and dainty tatting.
I did some tatting by the pool, it was over 30c so it was too hot to tat for long, Renuleks mat is coming along slowly, an old lady staying at the hotel stopped and looked, I think she was Danish and said something which I had no idea what, anyway the next day she was back again and said in English that it was lovely, I thought that was nice of her.
I will post my holiday tatting in another post.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Until we meet again Take care