Monday, December 31, 2012

My Tatting Improvement List!

 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!



Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That's quite a list! I wish you luck in completing it!

Margarets designer cards said...

There's a few lond term goals in there, and I hope you succeed. I just want an improvement on last year, the year started badly and never really got any better.
Today the sun is shining wow we have not seen the shiny thing for so long I can't remember when it last shined.
I wish you a happy new year and will watch your process during the coming year

goudenregen said...

Like your list! I am going to make one for myself. I would like to put on mine learning to draw patterns on the computer! I still don't get the hang of it.
Have a good 2013.

Allison said...

Thanks Diane! I'm looking forward to getting some of these goals check off. Any improvement goal can be reached Margaret! Isn't it wonderful how the sun shines after a bout of cloudy weather? Makes you feel all cheery! Good luck on your list as well Goudenregen! That would be fun to learn on the computer!

Happy New Year to all!!

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