Monday, April 07, 2008

The Lost Art of Tatting.

Tatting is a form of lace making that dates from the early 1800's. It can be quite an intricate craft and so it is not very common these days.

You have probably noticed the sponsors who have been at the top of the page here for a while, and I am very pleased to say that one of them is for some gorgeous tatted creations made by 'Tatmom'. Tatmom is actually Rebecca from Maine, which is in the northeast of the USA. She specialises in making unique jewellery pieces which feature tatting.

Her items are available at her Etsy store including the gorgeous black cuff bracelet seen here. The good news is that she ships pretty much world wide.
If you are looking for something different, unique and handmade then why not drop into Tatmom's shop?


Charla said...

I have some tatting that my aunt and her sister did ages ago. I want to have some of it framed. It's beautiful.

Anne said...

That would be lovely. What a beautiful keepsake.

Elena said...

It makes me think of all those hours spent by ladies years ago making beautiful things. As long as there are people out there still tatting it won't be a dying art. This one is a lovely piece.
Ciao, Elena :)

Melinda said...

Tatting is NOT a dying art! Fortunately for us it's one of the wonderful crafts that is experiencing a great comeback. There are millions of sites on the internet, including forums, discussion groups, instructions, patterns, swaps and round robins that are all about tatting. The pieces in the ads on your site are gorgeous! :-)

Anne said...

I think it is wonderful that people know what I am talking about when I mention 'tatting.' I love its intricacy and elegance.