I started making tatted lace about 30 years ago. I went into business as a wedding planner about seven years ago. Now I am combining my two interests by making tatted lace for weddings--and for other things.
Tatting is just one of many ways to make lace, perhaps the easiest. I have also heard that it is the only kind of lace that has never yet been made by a machine. It seems to require the human hand in order to make it. I believe strongly in the ethos of hand-made objects, both for the maker and for the user.
Tatting is a very enjoyable craft, although a time-consuming one. I like to say that making tatting is slower than watching paint dry, but faster than the accretion rate of coral reefs! Most of my larger pieces have taken a year to make. I made one that took three-and-a-half years. The pieces I make for sale take between a week and 4…
- Joined July 19, 2010