I have not done much tatting. The above photo are practice pieces / motifs, patterns handed out for the IOLI Tat-Off (Indianapolis, IN). There were three patterns on the page, for three categories: tatting over 5 years, learned how to tat today/tonight, and split rings. (I think that was what they were - I may be mistaken). I made and donated the prizes, and was over-the moon when the owners of Black Sheep at Orenco added to them. I didn't participate in the tatting. I did help with the split rings. Hands on refresher and then Kelli started the stop watch -- and yes, we had winners! I am gobsmacked by the different ways people tat - and how FAST some people tat. I'm just a snail!!!
Check out Kelli's post and photos:
I Emceed the Tat Off - Link Here.
Below: A lovely Clover, Japan, necklace kit. I adore their kits - pattern, fibers, findings, shuttles -- looking forward to creating this piece.
Vintage J P Coats containers for tatting fiber, Tat-It. I found 3 with some old balls of fiber for $2. yes, I know. What a find.
Shuttle by Design. I wanted this one because of the lace design (both sides) AND it matches a small dish I own. I try to pick up small dishes for pins and orts, this dish is for the shuttle. The others I bought (below).