Thursday, April 01, 2010

International Tatting Day

Information from Holiday Insights web site:

Tatting Day has been celebrated internationally for over 4 years now. April 1st is the International Tatting Day.

Tatting is a needlepoint skill of making delicate, elegant tatted lace. It is enjoyed by thousands of people.

On this day, "tatters" around the world have different activities, mostly educational, to celebrate their hobby, and introduce it to others. Often, they celebrate by eating chocolates and making tatted lace

I made this motif with size 20 LizBeth crochet cotton:(motif out of the book Easy Tatting by Rozella F. Linden)

Pulled out Flora , size 50, and am attempting the same motif with finer cotton. btw, am using my size 14 crochet hook for the joins --- my GF, Beth, calls it the stick with invisible hook!

Look at the difference in sizes ... For me, it is a bit of a challenge.

Close up

So, what are YOU tatting today?


sewmuchfun4 said...

Happy Tatting Day Lelia!
That's a pretty motif! The size 50 is off to a great start also. I don't think I've ever used thread smaller than size 30. I have kind of found my comfort zone in size 20. And I've never tried Flora thread either. How does it compare to Lizbeth?
:) Ann

acereta said...

Beautiful motive.... I never tried tatting, but do some bobbin lace.

Christine said...

Really beautiful !:)

sarah louise said...

oh... yes! SO pretty, lelia -- thanks for sharing!