I just listed an exquisite sterling silver vintage/antique tatting shuttle on ebay. On one side is engraved the date of “1915″ and the other side is engraved with the initials “L. G.” Toward the tip along the side is the sterling silver mark that reads “Sterling .925″. This shuttle has a very sharp pick for joining and is a post style shuttle. It has some thread wound around it with some tatting in progress.

This was supposed to get done back in June……but you know how that goes ;) I finally put the last touch to the Rose Floral Spray design adding a bow at the junction of the stems. It measures 18cm(7in) done in 160 Coron Cotton with a size 5 cotton cord for the core thread.  Here it is in all its glory!

And with the magic of Photoshop and repeating the design, imagine this motif creating a large edging to go all along a wedding dress or fancy skirt?? HAH…..not in my lifetime ;) Maybe with the help of hundreds of lacemakers.

Now on to another project that was waiting for this to get done. A hankerchief edging that uses the same pearl tatted technique with padded cord as my core thread and rings thrown off both sides.

Here is a closer view of my bobbin lace work. Working the point ground section of the lace edging(The Bride) out of Bridget Cook and Geraldine Stott’s book

Had a good three days of demonstrating bobbin lace at the community building where the handicrafts exhibits were located at our local fair.  I am working on Bucks Point Lace in black thread.  I know…..not traditional for Bucks, but I like black lace!  I a using a Danish style roller pillow that I had made and using midland spangled bobbins.  Below is a couple of videos of me demonstrating bobbinlace:

just listed 4 more of my books “Tatting Patterns For One Shuttle”: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78?227839/tatting-patterns-for-on?e-shuttle-book

Haven’t the slightest idea what is going on with WordPress. It changed my banner at the top and won’t let me change it. Grrrrr….. I will rectify this somehow.

Continuing to add more details to the Rose Floral Spray. And you thought I was done? ;)


NOTE: There….I figured out the banner setting!!!

That’s right……..

Tatman Is Now On Facebook!

Simple…..just click on the LIKE button :-D Yea….I know…..like Tatman needs to be any more social on more networks. Just gives me more visibility I guess. Either that or I am just plain BORED! HAHA

I also have a Facebook link posted on my homepage of my website.

I got a nice surprise in the mail earlier this week.  It was a card and some goodies from Duck(one of my male lacemaker friends) of Michigan.  Nice card and inside was a lot of his handmade lace.  He must know I like the color green!!!   Bobbinlace bookmark, a couple of tatted motifs, a tatted “M” for Mark, and a macrame…um….not sure what it is.  A bookmark?  I dunno.  I went ahead and tied it on my wrist as a friendship bracelet.  Works!!!

Thank you ever so much, Duck!!!!

Recognize anyone on this website?   http://www.demoulin.com/

This is the website from where I work.   I much prefer this pose:  http://tat-man.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_1762.jpg

This is what I was tatting on all Memorial Day weekend when I got a chance to sit down

It is just the start of a bigger project.  It will be a large floral spray of different flowers tied together with a lace ribbon.  The ribbon will be done in tatted lace as well.  It is all tatted with pearl chain with rings throw off.   It is tatted with Coron Cotton size 160 with a size 5 cotton thread for the core to make it a padded pearl tatted chain. The flower part alone is 6cm(2.5in) tall.  Large even for small thread like this.  The filling in spaces is done with split rings.  Most of the large motif will probably be done in pearl tatting.  I am comfortable with that technique and it lends itself so well to adapt to different shapes.  I am sure I will throw in a few other odd techniques.  The flower part(not stem or leaves) is done all in one round without breaking thread.  Follow the trail!  Except the SR fillings.   So far so good with the design.  It is a work in progress!!

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