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.


Unknown 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 :)

Ami Szigeti 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 Schockling 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 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!