The joy of tatting

Since I haven’t been doing much lately and I wanted to take up a craft again, I decided to unearth my tatting kit. It is old. I think I began tatting when I was in college after seeing a display of tatted crosses at DMC in Megamall. They didn’t sell any tools, only threads. Then Craft World opened in Robinsons Galleria and I saw that they sell shuttles, needles, books, and threads for tatting. I bought my first shuttle and a couple of threads, printed tutorials from Geocities >.< , then self-taught myself. I just kept on doing bookmarks since I read a lot and they’re pretty easy to make. I wanted to learn needle tatting but I was a poor student then and didn’t have money for needle tatting lessons.

My So-Called Life lunchbox which I use as a tatting kit

My So-Called Life lunchbox which I use as a tatting kit

Tatting is a delicate craft. It’s painstakingly slow and you need good lighting and eyesight. You have to be really patient but the result is worth it. I myself couldn’t believe my gorilla hands can produce such delicate crafts.

1/3 finished

1/3 finished

I finished this tonight but goofed up the base of the cross

I finished this tonight but goofed up the base of the cross

I couldn’t find my old works. They’re stuck inside books I haven’t opened for ages. My works looked better then but with practice I’ll be better.

 

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