Tuesday, 4 October 2016

I Met A Man

Now before you get all excited, I met a man, a man who tats.  A rare breed, he says he took it up to do something as his wife knits. He has a kind face with a big wide smile.  We tatted together at the Fringe Element Tat Days. (BTW he was not the only male tatting that weekend.)

He also makes shuttles and gave me one.  A new shuttle does not stay empty for long in my hands.  Below is my new handmade cherry wood shuttle already wound for a project.

When I met him he had around his neck a piece of red string, attached was a short hook for joining.

He needed a lanyard and I hope he likes green beads. Happy Tatting Dave.


  1. Wonder if that was Norm? A VERY sweet man. That's a lovely big shuttle.

    1. Norm was there too along with a wife that knits and two lovely daughters but this is a shuttle by Dave P.

    2. Oooooh, even better - another man at the Fringe. Norm is lovely. Hope to meet up with him again sometime.

  2. Lovely display, and fun to meet a tat man :) My husband makes shuttles and lanyards with leather braiding and at the end I sometime place beads. tatting lace is just to small to do :)


  3. It's nice to think their are men who tat, and enjoy doing it, lovely little shuttle. I am sure he will love the lanyard

  4. Sounds like a great new friend!! :) Wonderful looking shuttle!! :)

  5. Sounds like you had a great time at the Fringe Element Tat Days.
    Very cool to hear about men who tat. And Dave made a beautiful shuttle. Lucky you!


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