Monday, October 13, 2008

Christmas Tree Motif---Motif # 2

I'm so glad to recieve positive response on my first motif. Thank you all who visited me! I'm so glad that got 3 permanent guests who follow me! So Thank you all again for you time! Your comments and feedback keeps me going...

My second motif for 25 motif challenge is pattern that I took from a book called "Big Book of Tatting", by Darlene Polachic. I purchased this book from Michael's long time ago. I have the pattern if you are interested. Let me know. I didn't knew how to link it to the blog from my computer.

I did some variation to it. I used two colors instead of one. You can still notice some imperfections around hiding the last ends. I think I need some serious help to learn how to hide ends. Pour in suggestions!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Beginning with 25 motif Challenge---Motif # 1

I finally got time yesterday to work on my piece... Before I go into details of my work I would like show my appreciation to Elizabeth from Elizabeth Lace who had been a great inspiration to explore tatting more...Last but not the least who has been commenting on my blog and motivating me.. Thanks, for all your support! I would love to hear from all of you often...

In lieu to this, my first piece is actually Elizabeth's creation (her motif # 25) with some of my own variations of different beads and findings. I can't be as perfect! But I tried..

It's an instigation that I want to continue. I hope I get everyday. If possible, please leave a comment or so that will keep motivating me to persist...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Still in an illusion..

I think I'm getting little intimidated here.. I know there are lot of creative people out there who master the skill. . Me being a neophyte is still struggling to publish my first piece of art.. Not to mention that since I started my blog.. It got so hectic at work and home. I'm planning to make a pair of earrings.. still in a planning mode but soon publish the pictures and stages of my work. So stay tuned....

Friday, September 26, 2008


Hmm.. I don't really know how I got inspired about blogging but I think my underlying passion to Tat was one thing certainly I could co-relate.

My tatting experience is fairly new. I would give it about 12 years since I learned it. Though I admit, I have not mastered it completely. There is lot of stuff that is untouched by me. Anyway, to dig some history here, this form of art came across me from one of my paternal aunt (my Dad's cousin). She tatted for a very long time and the only person in my experience to know this unique piece of art. She said that she learned it from some neighbor of her. Her had diversity in her work. She tatted from motifs, to handkerchief edgings, to piece of jewelry, to collars, to some embellishments for clothing, and dollies. She put a perspective to her work and excelled! I remember doing an edging for my Indian outfit as my birthday gift. I absolutely adored it!

She amazed me by her pieces that she tatted. I use to sit looking at her hands while she tatted and would imagine this is crazy! How can she materialize these knots that she tie? Then one day, I asked her to teach me. Generously, she did taught me. Considerably, it wasn't as easy as I thought. Well, after practising for many day, I would tie myself a knot and just a know but nothing else. Than, one day out of persistence, I learned it!

I'm building on since I learned it. Like, I mentioned, I haven't completely mastered the art but would love to touch on what other prominent artists have done. Being said that, when you visit my blog, please feel free to comment, criticize, appreciate, and let me know room to improvise. So connoisseurs', I'll especially keep an eye for your words!

With that, its just the beginning.....