Another ‘FOUND’ Tatting Item–Tatting ideas

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Tatting Doodle Ideas

I have sooooooo much tatting stuff in my studio that I have done through the 20+ years I have been active in tatting, a local tatting club and teaching nationally.  Here are another items that I ‘found’ while cleaning/searching for something else.

The bottom item is a bunch of doodles I made that could be used on notecards, with tatted rings/bits added to.  I compiled these doodles to give (myself) ideas as to how I could quickly use my left-over tatted rings for fun projects (you know:  the rings you make from the leftover thread on a shuttle to ‘clean’ it out).  Keep in mind that I do not consider myself an artist, thus these little drawings were references for me to use for that purpose.  It actually started with my local tatting club (The ShuttleBugs of Omaha)….whenever we used to to demos at events, one of the members had notecards stamped with little designs similar to the ones in the picture.  Club members donated to the cause tatted rings (using up leftover thread from our shuttles).  We allowed the public to choose rings and glue them onto the notecards.  Everyone just loved it!!!!!  Maybe we didn’t get any new tatters from the process, but we did share the beauty & appreciation of tatting.

The 2 items at the top of the picture are ceramic/resin buttons that resemble vases that I bought sometime in the past.  I thought that I could use them to add my tatted ‘flowers’ and create something.  (I never did use them and thus they ended up in my drawer, one of them broken along the way).

I should scan in the drawings and share them on my website.  I shall have to put it on my ‘to do’ list.  Keep in mind my ‘to do’ list is quite long—if you are interested, send me a note (either here as a comment or email me at k.bovard@yahoo.com) and that could spur me to bump it towards the top of the list.

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