Shuttles and Lace

Shuttles and Lace

It’s been quite a while since I did any tatting.  A few years, at least.  For the uninitiated, Tatting is a form of lace making that can be achieved with a shuttle or needle.  I took it up after being introduced by one of my crafty girlfriends, and loved it immediately.  Making delicate, but quite strong, lace with the most basic of tools.  Small, portable, and in my opinion, loads of fun.

After completing a class yesterday, I decided to pick up a new shuttle (I found PURPLE!), and some crochet cotton, in as close to a Tardis blue as I could find.  I’m not sure why I picked them up, really.  It’s not like I don’t have a stack of projects on the go already.  But I was compelled.

Last night I pulled out my books, and gave myself a refresher on exactly how you do it.  Then I picked a simple insert pattern and started …. and then started again … and maybe one more time … or two, just to make sure.

But now I’m off and running, and I’m really enjoying it.  It’s such a gentle feeling, and making all those little knots is strangely satisfying.

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