Saturday, October 20, 2007

Learning to Tat?

This is how I learned to tat. I bought this brand-new book for 50 cents (in 1974), a metal Boye shuttle with a bobbin, and used some of my old crochet thread. It took a while for me to get things to work, because I wasn't using very good quality thread. I've kept the book all these years because it's still got patterns in it that I think are really pretty. I do wish they were diagrammed, though. After working with diagrams I find it hard to going back to reading all this long-hand! Hmmm...I suppose I could diagram them myself, right?
Oh -- one funny thing: The doll-lady sitting on the little sofa is knitting. Why isn't she tatting?

7 comments:

Sapna said...

p.s. TAG! your it!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I used to have this book! Sad to say, I have no clue where it is now. I never was able to figure out how to tat from it. That's probably why it's among the missing! I needed a video to catch on!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I have this book too, but mine is version 240-A and it only has two patterns in it. Wierd.

Tattycat said...

What a treasure. I find that the some of the things I hold onto most are the things that helped me learn something.

Tatenup said...

I was at a second hand store around 23 years ago when I spoted that book in a bin. There was also a metal shuttle. I had never heard of tatting, but bought the book and shuttle. it is the book I learned to tat with.

TAMI

Anonymous said...

I learned form that book also in 1972. It took me a whole summer to figure out what i was doing.

Ginny W

Anonymous said...

I learned form that book also in 1972. It took me a whole summer to figure out what i was doing.

Ginny W