Digging through some old images on my computer (anything rather than doing something constructive) I realised that it is three years since I started tatting. It’s surprising how much I’ve done in these years. I love it, but I don’t spend every waking minute at it. My tatting bag does come with me wherever I go – it’s so small it fits easily into my handbag – and it’s surprising how those spare minutes add up.
It does amuse me when people take one look at what I’m doing and say ‘I don’t have the patience for that’. I don’t have the patience to sit and do nothing while I’m waiting. It is also possible to tat standing in a queue!
There are some patterns that are great for ‘carry-around’ work. Simple enough to pick up and put down without losing your place or making a catastrophic mistake. Others – the Celtic Shamrock pattern comes to mind – are intricate enough that I can’t even have the TV on while I’m working.
The decision to try tatting is one I don’t think I’ll even regret. And it was just a random thought ‘gosh, that looks lovely. I wonder how you do it?’
Pattern at homemadebymeta.blogspot.nl June 2013
I will put up all the photos on my Tatted Threads page.