Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Joy of Tatting


It is amazing the growth that tatting has has gone through over the years. When you think of how tatting started out as trim and doilies it has sure evolved into an art form that I think has more uses than was ever thought of just 50 years ago. Just take a look at some fellow tatters blogs. We have people creating jewelry, 3 dimension objects like a ginger bread house or chess set, Christmas ornaments just to name a few. Unlike the threads of old we have threads with amazing shades of colour and unique Hand Dyed Threads which blend colours in an amazing way, making sure that the item you are tatting is truly one of a kind. With the wonderful invention of the Internet we now have access to online classes with tatters from around the world and new tatting methods spread across the world in a matter of hours instead of weeks or months. We are also able to share our tatting with an audience that we would not have had access to 20 years ago. Is tatting a dying art? NO WAY it is a growing art and I am very happy to be a tatter at this time when it is progressing so fast. So pick up your shuttles or needles and take part of the tatting revolution. We are growing and we are having a blast. Well I am at least.

11 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Here, here, my man! I started tatting over 50 years ago and agree with everything you say. Hmmmm, me agree with somebody? That's a first too!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Well said, Clyde! I love the doily!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Clyde, this doily is beautiful!

Valerie said...

Clyde, I'm glad that tatters can share our art with all the conveniences of the day or I'll never know it exists! I'm not looking back...

TattingChic said...

Yes, tatting is a wonderful art to participate in! I am so grateful for the internet, too! I have learned so many new techniques and made so many new friends that I would not have otherwise! It's wonderful! It's so fun to be able to "socialize" with like minded people!

Bonnie said...

Well said, Clyde! Beautiful Doily.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

AMEN Brother!!!! LOL

Vinnie said...

Soooo True.
I wouldn't have got anywhere with my tatting without the internet.
I'm enjoying my tatting to the hilt now.
I have lost one son to a severe heart malformation and he had to undergo almost three open heart surgeries in the six days that he lived. I hope and wish nobody in the world has to go through a time like that.
I'm so happy to hear your son is well.
May God bless your son with good health all through life.
LOL,
Vinnie

Tattycat said...

Well said Clyde. We must keep pointing this out to people. I am so thankful for my tatting, my tatting friends, and the internet! That doily is beautiful. Is it new?

TattingChic said...

Hi Clyde! I just stopped back over to say:
Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

Linda said...

Your tatting is wonderful! I love your doilies. I'm one of those tatters who likes to add my tatting to other things. I keep thinking up different ways to use it, like you said in your comments. I love to tat! Linda