Saturday, June 15, 2013

Here we are...

Here we are... my first post!

I've been thinking about this blog for some months, but now I think I'm ready to try. This blog is supposed to be mainly about tatting lace, but maybe some other little handcraft works will find a place here!
I discovered tatting from my mother-in-law, she is from Sicily and she learned it as a family tradition... As soon as I've seen some blankets, bed sheets and tablecloths realized by her mother,  I've been enchanted by the shape of this lace creation, wonderful but still a bit too "classic" for me. But then, when I discovered all over the net that there are new ways of tatting, and how versatile and open to any kind of style it can be, I deeply fell in love with it!

I started with very simple projects, and I'm still a beginner so far, but I've been experimenting all around and I will be really happy to share with you the few things I've done.

I've realized some earrings, necklaces and pendant, and then during my pregnancy some decoration for my baby's bedding, but so far I've always worked on somebody else's pattern. The challenge for me will be to be able to design a new pattern by myself, not easy... so please be by my side!

Actually I'm working on a pattern from the book Tatting with rings by Jon Yusoff (I really love her pattern); here's my work in progress.