This is a pattern by Myra Piper - I do love her little purple pamphlet. As I was tatting it, and making the SAME MISTAKE over and over, ad nauseum, I relized how much of Tat-land resides in my work.
The tread is Karey Solomon's, the pattern is Myra Piper's, the beads come from Miranda, the yellow thread was sent to me by my pal Suneeti, and the green Delicas in the centre were a gift from myself to moi!
It happens a lot - the sharing not only of ideas, pictures, patterns and inspiration, but also of materials; the tools of the trade. There is a lot of generosity in Tat- land.
A stunning example of this big-heartedness was evidenced a few days ago, when I received a surprise in the mail from LaCossette. It was the shuttle, now gracing tat-ology's new header.
These are the words in the letter that was included, describing the shuttle:
...A totally safe, completely harmless, finger-friendly, hookless shuttle! Just for you....Can you imagine!
She knew what had happened (several times, unfortunately, to my hands because of a a few bad moves with the hook...) and she also knew I was taking a temporary, short break from the bobbin shuttles because of the ...ahem .... incidents, so she took it upon herself to make a shuttle she does not normally construct, (time-consuming and fiddly) and she made this special tool for me!
Thank you so very much, LaCossette!
I love this shuttle.
Last, but really first on the list of contributors to my happiness is Mother Nature herself (most probably a tatter in her spare time!)
For decades, I have photographed her works of brilliance, and in an ironic twist, come to really see the world only when separated from it by a lens devised by solely by human means. ( read: Canon : )))
Of late (the past almost three years of my new life as a tatter) I have begun to see tatting in nature everywhere:
It is always glorious, astounding and appreciated in every recess of my being!
The same cannot be said of the hanky.