Tatted Lace Treasures

by Darlene.
(Anchorage, Alaska USA)

It’s not crocheted lace!

It’s tatted lace, not to be confused with inked tats. {grin}

Darlene: Tatted Lace Treasures 1

Are you familiar with tatting? Maybe it reminds you of your grandma, auntie or even uncle who tatted for hours making edging by the yard or doilies by the table-full.

Darlene: Tatted Lace Treasures 2

She/he probably created their lacy pieces using a shuttle which is the traditional old-time method for making tiny knots, actually double stitches that you may remember from the days of macrame.

My sister taught my young daughter how to tat using a special needle about 15 years ago. Now I love anything that glitters and when I realized that sparklies could be added to the tatted piece, I wanted a lesson myself.

Darlene: Tatted Lace Treasures 3

Since then I have been creating lace jewelry and ornaments with my needle and thread. I am still inspired by Creation’s amazing snowflake which I think must have inspired lace makers way back when.

It is rewarding to revive an antique pattern and in turn, do my part to save this “dying” art form.

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It is equally rewarding to find others who appreciate this fiber art that brings back a little of the past and blends it with the present into a piece that can be worn. I love the new lace trend in fashion and especially in weddings which has inspired my new bridal jewelry collection.

So if you don’t recognize tatting, you are not the only one! Oftentimes admirers can’t believe it is made of simple cotton thread knotted with a long needle and all done by hand. I call that rewarding.


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