Before I ask your opinion I wanted to show you this, because the question concerns this motif and its construction...
#7/100 Cebelia #20 Free Pattern: Mark Myers: Tatman
Here’s the thing. I recently had an interesting conversation about frontside/backside tatting with another tatter. I wanted to know if she used this technique, as I have employed it since the first few months of picking up a shuttle.
It was my impression, as a newbie tatter that if you were a committed tatter, striving for perfection (and who among us isn’t one or either of these?) you would use the fs/bs technique. Otherwise your work would not be considered “up to par.”
Even after the T.A.T. course, where they referred to both - I do not remember any emphasis on one or the other, nor any judgmental attitude - I came away thinking I had best stick with this route.
So, here I am almost four years later, and I decided I would tat a motif using ‘regular’ tatting, have a look at it and also monitor how I felt when I was tatting.
It was so relaxing and I found I was not half as anxious or tight-fisted as I can be when I tat fs/bs.
Also I realize that a lot of my un-tatting has been to correct a stitch or two wayyy back there that was tatted on the wrong side. A LOT of un-tatting....
So, now you see my dilemma.
This tatting topic has been around for years, I know, but I thought I would re-visit the conversation as some of you out there might not have been involved in the last go-around.
What do you do? Why? Thoughts?