Enough excuses and eye candy we move onto my experience teaching myself tatting with a Book and some bad you tube tutorials.
This was my first bloody attempt and you can see the shuttle I am using. Below is how twisted and mangled it was because I thought I was doing it right but really I wasn't.
It took me something like 3 hours to do this tiny piece.
This one below is when I had my AH HA moment and got it right. Then of course I jumped right into a much bigger and more complicated pattern.
Ta Dah! I got this in the bag! My nearly finished larger flower tatting. That only took me perhaps an hour to do the entire piece. I am getting better and faster.
Tatting like a lot of fiber arts is a series of knots or loops arranged into a pattern. I feel that bobbin lace and tatting are like cousins to each other where tatting is the more simple process. These are words that should of probably been at the top of the blog instead of my eye candy Thor, but isn't eye candy Thor better?