Saturday, April 28, 2007

i'm a tatter!

last weekend, i went for our monthly bookcrossers meetup at 1U. and while there, auntyjo and i stole some of the time for a tatting lesson!

i was fascinated with auntyjo's tatted butterfly bookmark, so i asked her to teach me to do it... and she agreed, with just a slice of lemon cheese cake from secret recipe for fees! well, i wasn't sure she'd remember that she'd teach or that the lesson's gonna take place during the meetup, so i didn't show up with the cheese cake. but she remembered... and the sweet soul actually prepared a set of tatting tools for me, complete with a nice metal box to keep everything in!

here're the stuff auntyjo prepared for me:
1) a spool of thread (size 10)
2) 2 shuttles
3) a crochet needle
4) a metal box

so nice right? and NOW i know what those red and black thingy are for! i recall seeing it in my grandmother's needle work basket. will remember to go rummage through it when i go back home this weekend!

anyway, auntyjo taught me to do the basic double stitches, picot and ring (we only have so much time). then i went back and look through the internet for more info on tatting... found some instruction links in the yahoogroup... so now i've begun my first project!

here's a close up at my 'practice' tattings. just trying
out my hand at some random patterns i've read abt..

this will be my first project (photo taken from, which will be a gift for the bf. been bugging me for a 'handmade bookmark' ever since he saw those i made for biow years ago! hmp, so demanding! well, i guess i should make him one, since he let me drag him across the whole of kl looking for the right tatting thread!

edited (3.10am, 29/4/07):
progress report: i'm already halfway through it! back in m'ca with nothing to do, so took the chance to tat while watching tv! but din bring back the camera, so can't take pic of it. will post the finished result when i'm done!

oh, and when mom saw me tatting, she 'ordered' one from me to hang on her handphone! hmm... so what will my next pattern be?