An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The simplicity of tatting
I used double knitting cotton yarn to try to persuade a group of 34 women that tatting is really quite simple. I had just started talking when someone called out, 'You can speak English', which was a bit disconcerting as I'd psyched myself up to speak Afrikaans! I carried on in Afrikaans with the odd English word thrown in for good measure. I concentrated on the basics of tatting, rather than the requirements for next year's tatting competition.There was a lot of interest in my doilies, which were passed around. I had attached notes to them, such as 'this one won't do for the competition because it uses variegated thread' and 'this one is too small for the competition'. I've made loose arrangements to give lessons to two ladies in the future, so that's a good sign.
Once I'd given my talk I could enjoy the demonstrations of other crafts, from pewter work to weaving.