Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tatting Patterns

Well, long time no blog. Another tax season behind me, and I can finally get back into all things tatting. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for my right thumb to remember it doesn't like long sessions of tatting any more. A couple of all weekend tatting marathons and I'm right back where I was at the end of the busy Christmas season - with general achiness in the pad at the base of my right thumb and major pain when I try to use that hand to grip anything. Tatting itself is not nearly as painful as the gripping is, for whatever reason, but it is still obviously the cause. I really must manage my tatting sessions better and take more breaks.

In order to take some more breaks but still be involved in tatting, I decided to start documenting and publishing some of my original tatting patterns. The first one I put up for sale in my Etsy shop is my tatted cross, which you can see in my blog post Motif Twelve. I plan on doing some of my regular motif patterns as well as some of my jewelry patterns, so keep an eye out if you are interested.

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

Hi Elizabeth! It's good to see a post from you! How wonderful that you are going to publish your patterns. I do hope you compile them into a book. I'm much more likely to buy a book than purchase one pattern at a time. :)

Just a thought from a fan who would love to tat your patterns :)

Szigami said...

Hi Elizabeth! I love your blog and your tatted jewels! They are beautiful!
I am looking forward to your pattern.
The idea of TattingChic is very good, to write a tatting book full with your patterns!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Elizabeth! Nice to see you back in TatLand.

How wonderful that you will be publishing some of your patterns. I know there have been so many I've loved over the years and would love to tat. I'll keep watching your Etsy Shop.

Have a great day!

Sally Kerson said...

Hi Elizabeth, Just found your blog, I'm knew to blogging! Although have tatted your mini-cross before (my sister Jane showed it me!). I absolutely love your jewellery and look forward to your patterns being published.
Sally

Sally Kerson said...

oops I mean new to blogging!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Great to see your post! I can’t imagine how you’re keeping up with everything. And to work in the tax field, yet. Can’t imagine anything more, well , ‘taxing’ (sorry – couldn’t resist! :)

Isn’t it amazing how such a ‘gentle’ art as tatting can cause physical pain? Certainly you put a lot of stress on your wrists with your long sessions Do be careful!!!

And, oh yes - I think there might be just a little interest in your patterns. Like a STAMPEDE !!!

Belated Happy Mother’s Day, by the way, and to your Mom, too!