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Tatting Lace

Tatting Lace

March 21, 2009 /
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Have you ever been confronted with a limited choice of patterns when choosing lace from the shop? I do, and my sister does too. This is why she started learning and doing her own tatting lace. How about me? Why I didn’t do it myself? I wish I could do it now… ah… too many new crafts to try out with so little time I have. I hope to do it one day and share with you my joys and sorrows throughout the process.

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We love tatting lace, unlike those mass production machined laces, tatting laces are made from very fine cotton threads which are softly lustrous to give them a very refined appearance. Those photos shown above are the tatting laces my sister did by following the books. Her works are so fine that I couldn’t find any flaws in them. It is not easy to tat from a series of knots and loops by using the tatting shuttles, the tension must be right in order to make a nice lace. One single mistake in the process, that’s it, no way to correct it but to redo it again from the start.

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