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I am a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. I love to sew and create new and innovative items to share with my customers. The most popular area of my store is my Walnut Grove section which features clothing reminiscent of "Little House on the Prairie". Please take a moment to visit my store and see my latest creations. www.pattisoriginals.etsy.com

Friday, June 17, 2011


For many years I was interested in learning how to tat. Tatting is a form of lace making that dates back to the early 19th century. It is done using a tool called a shuttle.

I had no idea how to do it, so I bought a book and followed the instructions and occasionally I would get it right but for the most part all I succeeded in doing was getting the thread knotted. Tatting is not difficult but there is one step that kept giving me trouble-dropping your fingers...

I really wanted to learn how to do this because I had an airplane trip coming up and I needed something to work on (that didn't use forbidden items-needles, scissors, etc).

Then I met Jan. Jan showed me how to drop those fingers and keep going. I was so excited. I finally understood what I was doing and was able to make a lace edging I had been fighting with.

Once I understood how to do this I was able to purchase a book that showed how to make bookmarks using tatting. What fun!!!

I was going to develop my own tatting instructions but I found these and I thought they were pretty good. So have fun learning a new, yet very old craft!!

Once you understand how tatting works check out this site for some free patterns.

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