Friday, 14 August 2015

New Tatting Teachers

I love that Canada is so big but I hate that Canada is so big.  I have been tatting seriously for 30 months and have only met one other person in Canada who tats.  Oh yes I do have "virtual" tatting friends/buddies but having another tatter watch you tat is priceless, especially when you are learning.  They see the shuttle move and can offer such good advice. A wasted movement here, a twist of the wrist there, more thread, less thread and together you share some new techniques and show off a few pieces too.
 
 Now if it wasn't for my virtual tatting friends, I would still be at a novice level as they provide plenty of advice, encouragement and sharing.  I thank them all but a book can always be by your side day or night so I compliment my learning from books and have recently added to my growing library.

We are travelling this weekend so I don't think I can pull out the tatting and I am working on some projects that don't travel well so my tatting teachers will be coming to keep me company if a quiet moment appears.

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  1. I HEAR YOU! Loud and clear. : )

    You can understand how over-the-moon I was to meet Gina, the Tatting Goddess at an event in Cambridge Ontario and to go out with her for the evening! It was so wonderful to have a one-to-one visit with a real live tatter! She was the first tatter I met in person.

    Then Pamela, (Tatskool) an online tatting friend, set up a meeting between me and another Tatter, visiting from abroad. We have become real-life friends, but, alas she lives continents away and I have only seen her once since!

    Then, a few years later I met Frivole in Toronto, as she was visiting Ontario. We only had an hour or so in a coffeeshop at Union Station, as she had to take the train into Toronto, but what fun.

    That’s my meagre, but cherished tatting-buddy history. Pretty slim! : ))

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    1. Lucky you to meet such experienced tatting ladies. It's nice to find others who can appreciate the passion. Perhaps Fox, some day we too shall meet as I do get out now and then.

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  2. Treasured books - true teachers :-) Looking forward to the beautiful MK patterns worked by you.

    I'm on a tatting book buying spree as well --recently saw my favourite bookshop of 15 years back (in another city) is now stocking & selling tatting books online ! And I can buy COD in Indian currency. Expecting a delivery today, in fact :-)
    Can you believe that I haven't seen a tatting book in any of my city bookstores for the last 20+ years!

    I haven't met any tatter in person since I learned from my friend 30 years back. My MIL did a bit, but only single shuttle & she had stopped before my marriage. I do have her Tatted gifts, though :-) It was her objective to make edgings for saree & handkerchief sets for all the women in her immediate family and she stopped as soon as it was achieved.
    Sorry for rambling on ....

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    1. No need to apology required. I love your rambling. I wouldn't say I am on a spree but the tatting bug has bitten.

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  3. Hooray for books and the internet, but yes, tatting with others 'in the flesh' is the best!

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  4. Nice finds. Can't wait to see what you will make next from those books.
    Big hugs from the West coast of Canada my friend. :-)

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