Monday, January 31, 2011


Earlier this month I had the opportunity to learn how to tat. Tatting has always interested me and is a skill I have long wanted to learn. So when I discovered that a local shop was offering lessons in tatting I was thrilled.
I must admit tatting has been, by far, one of the most difficult handicrafts for me to learn but, with the LORD’s help, I have been able to make some progress. The photos above are of my first two projects. I was so pleased with how the lavender and purple bookmark coordinated with the book I am currently reading. : )
A wonderful resource for learning to tat is Shuttle Tatting 1. I had purchased this video several years ago and, though I had learned the basic stitch at the lesson I attended, I found this video to be a tremendous help in learning the rest I needed to know in order to complete a simple project.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17

1 comment:

  1. Hello Sarah,
    I love your lavender bookmark. It's very pretty!
    I've never done tatting myself but it seems rather intricate to me.
    The results however,are lovely :-)
    I think it's great that you are learning something you've wanted to try - and doing so well with it too !