Thursday, March 10, 2016

And the next challenge is.......

Being able to meet with local tatters is a newer experience for me. I had the pleasure of getting to know a few tatters at the Lace Museumin Sunnyvale, but the meeting time was awkward for me and their main challenge project was frustrating for me. Don’t get me wrong, they are lovely ladies and very dedicated. I just wasn’t getting the whole ornament ball cover thing at that time.

Susan's first celtic tatting
The Tatting Tuesday group here in Monterey is a different story. About the same numbers of tatters come to the get-togethers. There is a wide range of experience and skill level and interest. The current challenge is “celtic” tatting. That’s the term applied to patterns that come out looking like a celtic knot. Typically, elements are interwoven; usually chains. Here’s a sample submitted by a newbie tatter:

And yes, that's a Tinker Toy that she repurposed as a shuttle.Smart lady!

I plan to start my sample today; after I get back from demonstrating weaving at CSU Monterey Bay. More on that later too.  


  1. You are quite the teacher, to have your student make such a lovely first attempt :-)
    Congratulations !

  2. I can't claim to be this lady's teacher. I just make sure the water is hot for tea and there's chocolate. There are 2 tatters who have more experience and can answer questions better than I.

  3. I'm impressed. Happy for you that you have nearby tatters that can get together regularly.