WELCOME ALL! and About Me

Hi, and welcome to the Knot Vortex

I'll talk about many different things here mostly about my crafts and a place to share my progress, triumphs and failures. Hope you'll enjoy the stories and pictures and we'll be virtual friends.

At the age of 13 my mother taught me to tat using an England Aero shuttle.  At that time I used rings only and completed an edging for a hankerchief using orange thread.  I would take another 40 years before I would learn to make chains and use two shuttles at the same time.  In 2013 I rekindled my passion for tatting and it became my primary craft.

I have attended tatting classes at Camp Wanna Tat, Fringe and Shuttlebirds. In 2019, 2022 and 2023 I attended Palmetto Tat Days.   I am a member of the The International Organization of Lace, Ring of Tatters, Wild Rose Lacemakers Guild and the Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts. I am registered as a Lacemaker in Canada with the Canadian Lacemakers Gazette. In August of 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023 I provided tatting demos at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, Alberta. I have won first, second and third place ribbons in the Calgary Stampede Creative Arts competition.  I have taught classes in Montana USA and Calgary Alberta. 
If you are located in or near Calgary Alberta Canada, I would love to get together for a chat and tat and share my studio space with you.  

Tatting in Calgary Alberta Canada

Email  me at bolin434 at gmail.com (replace the at with the @ symbol)