Here is my Tatting Improvement list! I've decided that my New Years Resolution is to better myself in all things tatting. So I've compiled a bunch of patterns, techniques, and other tatting treasures to keep me busy during the coming year! I don't really have set a deadline, because I don't really want to rush through this. Tatting a snowflake a day for a month was challenging enough for a while! ; )
So here is the list of what I would like to accomplish as a tatter:
- Learn to needle tat with proficiency. I've always admired needle tatting. I have a set of 3 or 4 needles of various sizes that are just begging to be used. I think I'll tat some of Mary Konior patterns from her Visual Tatting. book (one of my absolute favorites!) while I learn. Her patterns are fantastic and range from simple to challenging.
- INTERLOCKING RINGS! The Piney Woods Tatter and Le Blog de Frivole both have posted in the past about interlocking rings and I became so inspired that I want to learn this trick! Even Jon at Tat-a-Randa gave it a try. The goal is to tat them with shuttles and needles.
- Give beads a chance...In this goal I'd like to tat a large doily with beads throughout. Fox added just a few beads to her Lace Mat and I love the look that it made.
- Continue to teach tatting... I incorporated tatting into quite a few of my college projects but I would like to continue to teach others about tatting and how to tat. I have some opportunities coming up in the future to teach some classes and my Mom and I have talked about having some of our friends over for 'Stitching Days,' where we all just come and work on our projects from knitting, crochet, to tatting.
- Finish one Hankie and Start Another one... I have one hankie that has been sitting in my tatting bag, unfinished for far too long. I plan to finish that one and start another. My mom gave me a white, cotton hankie with pre-made holes from HandyHands for my birthday and I have yet to add any tatting to it. I have a few colors in mind, but haven't decided on a pattern yet.
- Tat through the book 'Oh My Stars' This is such a great book by Kaye B. Judt that I'd like to learn all the techniques that she teaches.
As projects get finished and new things come up, I may add to this list through the year, but I have a feeling that this will keep me pretty busy! The LONG TERM deadline is my birthday of 2014, so that's pretty far off. I'm not into rushing this; the whole idea started when I had blogged about the Tatter's Across Time proficiency program. We'll see what the New Year brings!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!