Monday, September 20, 2010

Tatting Tea Tuesday

Ever wonder what machine embroidered tatting looks like? Click here to see! Be sure to click on the images to enlarge them when you get there. Above is one small sample. I suppose you could do the same thing with hand embroidery but it would be very very tedious. It does fool you from a distance though. I mentioned some time ago that I almost bought a piece in a thrift store until I looked closer at it. The lighting was poor there and I had to take it to a better lit area.

Tatting Tea Tuesday has escaped me for weeks now. I did just brew a pot of chai flavored tea to ice. I started another partridge last night in a different thread but stopped at the tail. I was tired and I knew if I tatted the tail, I would feel committed to staying up and hiding the ends and then blocking. Next thing you know, it's midnight! So I went to bed instead.

Tonight is my watercolor group's meeting. I have yet to go to a regular meeting so I think this will be the one. That's why I put it on my calendar. There is so much I need to do this week though. I can't possibly manage to do it all....but it's okay. Nobody's life depends on it. LOL!

Maybe we should have a Tatting Chocolate day.

I stopped in an art gallery as I left Nashville yesterday. I picked up a few free brochures and flyers on a table and was especially intrigued by this one. What a great fundraiser!!!! Shopping is great there so I'm thinking it would be a fun roadtrip right before the holidays.


  1. Where do I sign up for Tatting Chocolate Day? Wait is it not Tatting Chocolate day everyday?!?!

  2. Gina,
    A woman's work is never done. That's why we have to train it to wait until we get to it so it gets done. Tatting Chocolate Day,, is wonderful way to tat all the time. So go enjoy your watercolor meetings & take a break that you need from all the normal things.

  3. that website cracks me up!
    "It is incredibly easy!
    And it looks like it took you days to make it!" i saw them and all i got to say is...i would much rather make my own tatting.

  4. The thing is, it doesn't look like it took days to make it, because anybody can see it is machine-made. Even an uninitiated person who doesn't know what a double stitch looks like should be able to tell that those are machine stitches. And I notice she only has one design. I suppose it's pretty enough if you don't try to compare it to real tatting, but I think we need have no fear that this will ever replace our craft!


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