Sunday, March 18, 2007
A few tatting books from my collection
Here are a few of the many tatting books I've collected over the years. These are all mostly old Star magazines. They are in fairly fragile condition so I try not to handle them too much. After looking through all my tatting books the other day I noticed that it seems like tatting of old did not have the same standards we use today. I could be wrong but I look at a lot of old tatting pictures and can see many mistakes and it just doesn't seem to be as neat and tidy as examples I see in new books. Needless to say that a lot of the old patterns leave a lot to be desired in the way of accuracy. Have we raised our standards? Perhaps it is the thread we use that makes a difference. I know that my newly purchased thread tats a lot better than my vintage thread. I don't know what makes the difference and I certainly don't intend to be insulting to my foremother's. It's just that I push myself to get better every time I tat and I hope that we tatter's do hold our work to the highest standards possible!