And that's the piano I played: do hope everyone heard all the good notes and that no-one heard the mistakes!
And Now to the Tat tat tatty tat - Tatting
I'm going to be teaching how to tat this week so a good time to get out the threads and dust off those shuttles ...
They say that tatting developed from net-making - fishing nets that is and I guess that does make sense.
It is an easy form of lace-making that was very popular in the 1930s & 40s ... I really can't understand why it is not more popular now.
I like to make lace edgings ... not sure what I'll put these on though the pink would look nice on a pretty frock for my granddaughter.
In 2008 I tatted about 5m of mauve lace for this 'Munchkin' costume ... can you see it on the Jabot and at the cuff?
|My Munchkin was Quite a Dandy|
Tut tut Tat tat
As I'm going to be teaching How to Tat I was looking at the diagrams in all my books - they seem to leave out half the 'moves' - so I looked at some YouTube clips but there the hands move so fast ... I'm not sure I could learn from them.
So, being an inveterate DIY person I've decided to Do It Myself and make a set of How to Tat notes with LOTS of photos to show every step. Last night we set the camera on a tri-pod and my hubby darling took oodles of photos ... now to put them together with some words...
Oh but my poor old hands look so wrinkly and old. Sigh! I used to be proud of having pretty hands! Guess they've done a lot of work though. I'll just have to be proud of having hands that can Do & Make things ... and have the wrinkles and age-spots to prove it!