Tatting Is Not A Lost Art: The Challenge

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TotusMel says

The challenge has begun! *No tatting required*

Medallions are available now for the tatting challenge here: www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=36519§ion_id=5473418

First, a little background.Tatting is the art of making a very durable form of lace with knotted stitches using either a shuttle or needle. While there is a very vibrant tatting community, it is often regarded as a lost art by the general population that has had little exposure to this unique and timeless craft.

By creating a your own piece with a tatted medallion, you can not only help expose tatting to a wider audience, but also win yourself some of my tatted pieces.

Each person may purchase one or more of the tatted medallions to participate in the challenge. You may create absolutely anything with the medallions. The medallion should have a prominent place in the design and may be dyed or embellished. In order to accommodate artists of all kinds, I am offering both a small medallion, 2 inches, in black and ecru and a larger size, 4 inches, in ecru only. Your choice of medallion does not affect your chance to win. I will continue to offer medallions as long as there is demand for them, so if you don't see the one you wanted, let me know and I will make more.

The entries must be listed at etsy using the tag, "tattingchallenge"and/or uploaded to our flickr group by July 31st to be eligible to win. They will be judged on creativity, design, use of the medallion and general coolness. There will be three prize levels all redeemable at my etsy store.

The contest details and entries will be published on my blog with proper credit and links to the creators.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.

Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/tattingchallenge/
My blog: totusmel.blogspot.com

Posted at 10:50am Jun 4, 2008 EDT

Responses

TotusMel says

Welcome to our first taker
AuntiePrincess.etsy.com aka lamplighter!

Posted at 11:03am Jun 4, 2008 EDT

I am a tatter! Great contest, I used to sell tatted note cards in my shop... but haven't been spending much time on that these days.

Good luck!

Posted at 11:07am Jun 4, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Thanks April!
Welcome to the challenge skyisland.etsy.com !

Posted at 11:48am Jun 4, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Welcome BOXC.etsy.com ,fresh off a win from the Sring Beading challenge!

Posted at 11:53am Jun 4, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Welcome to the challenge industrialfairytale.etsy.com !

Posted at 2:55pm Jun 4, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Welcome to the challenge madeforanangel.etsy.com !

Posted at 10:05am Jun 5, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Welcome to the challenge adicat.etsy.com !

Posted at 1:32pm Jun 5, 2008 EDT

Wish you the best and I look forward to seeing all the entries!

Posted at 1:51pm Jun 5, 2008 EDT

TotusMel says

Welcome to the challenge thebeadedlily.etsy.com

I too cannot wait to see the entries, I've sent off all the medallions ordered up to now!

Posted at 2:08pm Jun 5, 2008 EDT