Thursday, October 4, 2007

Busy Tatting Bee

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I have been tatting up a storm but I can't show anything yet because they are all patterns for the book. In fact, I have dedicated this whole week to finishing it, so all the tatting I am doing are re-tat's and making sure that the patterns are sound.

Anyhow, the above photo is a used book I picked up for $3. It is an encyclopedia of crafts and contains some tasty sounding recipes. Tatting is mentioned and some rather nice tatted flowers are shown.

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This book was published in 1983 and the first sentence reads, "If you think tatting is a dying art, think again." Even though I am a bit young to remember it, I think there must have been a resurgence in tatting in the 80's. It seems like I have a lot of tatting books about that time frame.
It's a neat book and I'm glad I got it.

Speaking of books, my tatting books have been sitting in stacks on the floor of my office for over a year now. I have nowhere to put them so I bought a bookcase yesterday to remedy that. A bookcase just for my tatting books....COOL!

4 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I have that book... somewhere! I'll have to look for it this weekend. Maybe I'll pick up a little more inspiration!

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on the book find. It looks like a good one. Sounds great to have a bookcase just for tatting books and to have enough to fill it!

clyde said...

A tatting book in the works, sounds exciting. If you need someone to help proof tat the patterns I would be more than happy to help. Clyde

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Laura, it's just a small two shelf case...but I am just excited to get them off the floor.

Clyde, thank you for the offer, I will keep that in mind.