I must like being awkward. I enjoy classical guitar, which is not what most people think of when you say ‘I’m a guitar player’. they expect either the ‘um-ching’ of a simple accompaniment or a blistering heavy metal solo. Serious musicians think you’re ‘not quite their type’ and the fans of more popular music don’t know what to do with you either. So there you sit – right between two stools. But I love it.
Tatting falls much into the same category. It’s old, not very popular (compare the number of knitting and crochet sites with tatting sites), but it is just something different.
Similarities – not as easy as you might think, either one of them – but worth the challenge.