Sunday, June 21, 2009

tatting lace


tatting lace is something i really want to learn for a long time...
this afternoon, i took out the kit i got from felissimo.

the instructions looked quite straight forward...
and i thought i would be able to make at least a tiny coaster today.

but i was wrong!
i tried numerous times but just couldn't make the first loop....
and my pinky finger was turning numb!

got a bit frustrated in the end...
put aside the tools.... and started carving rubber stamps instead...

but i will not give up...
will give it another try next weekend...
would be wonderful if someone can show me the technique in person!





and my goal is to be able to make something similar to this....
probably is going to take me ages though!





... i got this particular piece from bangkok....
the price was very reasonable...
probably somotu is going to say it's not worth the time to make one...
but it's just not the same....
it's the process which i enjoy...

10 comments:

Queen of kingdom ~ King said...

I'm trying to do it too. add oil!

Magic Moments said...

add oil ah, aileen!!!
looking forward to see your own lace!
fr kitty

Ciyou said...

i got a tatting lace from a swap recently. they looks beautiful~~ really.... I want to learn too... but just by thinking how complicated and time consuming it is .... i just gave up....

I do not have 耐心 in doing these stuff, crocheting too...

candlelite said...

add oil!! i am sure you will figure it out one of these days!!

Gina said...

check the videos on YouTube. Also at http://www.gagechek.com/slb/

Georgia Seitz has an online beginning class that runs several times a year.
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/
And check the links on my blog. Many tatting bloggers have tutorials - too many to list here!

Gina said...

Also, the doily you bought is made with cheap labor. It is worth considerably more. Tatting cannot be machine made.

Sharon said...

I have demos on my web site for both dial-up and hi speed connections that show you how to tat.
http://www.tattedlace.com
Tatting is a wonderful addiction that keeps your hands and mind busy and at the same time lets you create beautiful heirlooms.

aileen :: motu said...

thanks all!!!!

gina & sharon ~ many many thanks for the links and tutorials! you guys are wonderful!!!

Agnes Sim said...

wow...amazing~~ 1st time see this. ;-)

aileen :: motu said...

hi agnes ~ thx for stopping by!