As a child, Maw Maw tried to teach me to tat. I was all thumbs and not interested at all.
A few year ago, I tried again by going on the internet and searching out articles and trying on my own. I was interested but still all thumbs.
It went on my retirement bucket list. I saw a listing on Craftsy for a tatting class. The
Tatting Course looked interesting and I figured I would try again. Third time was the charm and I have yet another passion.
It was hard at first because the thread I had available was tiny. I found some larger thread and my husband bought me more for Valentine's day. If you decide to take up tatting, I suggest checking out the web for your thread. Handy Hands sent me a catalog along with samples of thread in different sizes. That was when I fell in love. I needed that size 3 thread to learn. Such a big difference.
I am far from being good but I am having fun. I have been able to connect to my heritage. I always laughed that Maw Maw and Mother couldn't read a pattern. They looked at something and figured it out. Now I really understand why. I have had fun playing and learning. Looking forward to being able to share the craft in the form of gifts.