Saturday, 23 November 2013

First Post

Hello Tatting World :).

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Jenn which is short for Jennifer.  I am a mother of 3 children.  I live in sunny Brisbane in Australia :).

My cousin taught me the basics for shuttle tatting 2 years ago.  Due to our busy lives (young children), I took a break from tatting.  Now that my youngest is 5 years old, I decided to relearn shuttle tatting.  I am slowly learning each technique and hope to teach my 2 girls the basic of tatting this summer holidays :).

An experienced Tatter suggested I start a blog to document my progress as I learn shuttle tatting :).    Hopefully I can post updates of my tatting once a week or at least once a month :).

Here is one of my WIP using #10 cotton crochet thread.  I am tatting the December Motif from the Le Blog de Frivole but forgot to make the picots big enough for 2 beads for the next round.  I will finish the motif without the beads then attempt the motif again with the right size picots :).


LOL I seem to be doing this a lot i.e. attempting a pattern several times before getting it right :).  Hopefully the number of times I have to attempt a pattern will decrease as I improve :).

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).

8 comments:

  1. You could try using just one bead on those picots - it might work!
    Hope to meet you one day, the Qld Tatters have been allocated the fourth Saturday of the month for our meetings in 2014 - that will take a bit of getting used to! I think the first one is January 25th.

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    1. Thanks Maureen for the suggestion :). I would have tried it except I already finished the motif and started on another one :).

      Thanks also for letting me know when QLD Tatters will meet up in 2014 :). Hope to visit at least once next year :).

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  2. That is a very beautiful start!! :)

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  3. Welcome to the tatting blogosphere. I've been tatting for almost 4 years and blogging for about 6 months. Blogging helps motivate me to finish my work so I can post it on my blog. Otherwise, I end up with a pile of almost finished work (i.e. just need to sew in the ends). Your tatting looks beautiful. Hope to see more posts soon.

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    1. Thanks mb duke :). I'm hoping this blog will keep me motivated too :).

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    2. Welcome to the blogging world, Jenn! I sure appreciate your visit to my blog. And am happy to meet you! I only quilt, but admire crafts of all sorts. Glad to see that tatting is alive and well. So sweet that you are sharing this talent with your daughters!

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    3. Thanks Lorna for visiting this blog :). Sorry for the confusion! I do have another blog for quilting :). I only use this email address for commenting in blogspot quilting blogs :).

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