Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let the Tatting Challenge Begin!

Well, I've just joined the 25 Motif Tatting Challenge. What I would like to do is use the 25 motifs to challenge myself to learn new tatting skills.

I began tatting with a shuttle but have since learned how to needle tat. I like both for different reasons and will use both throughout this challenge. I'll try to remember to designate which method was used for each motif.

Here are some ideas of tatting motifs I would like to make during the next 12 months:

  • Celtic Pattern
  • Edgings/Insertions
  • Cluny Leaf
  • Block Tatting
  • Three-Dimensional Motif
  • Vintage Motifs

I have already begun collecting patterns for these items and as soon as the holidays are over (or I finish all of my Christmas gifts, wrapping, and baking), I'll select a pattern and thread and begin tatting.

This is gonna be fun and I can't wait to get started!