Braving a Big Tatting Project

Tatting is a thread craft that is not as popular as crocheting. Probably because it is more difficult to execute. You need more patience in learning the skill to make the project visually acceptable. You spend more time covering a small area in tatting than in crocheting or knitting. It is also more difficult to undo stitches.

I like the craft because of what can be created. It can be done using tatting shuttles or needles. I’ve learned to use both. Many times I’ve also designed some patterns and many of them I have not written down. They are mostly small items like bracelets and pins.

This time, though, I have decided to work on a big project. I’m not really fond of doilies because I have no use for them. However, I would like to push my patience further (as I mentioned above it really takes a lot of patience to do this craft) so I chose a big pattern, the Wiosna 2019. If you check the source, you will see the end result.

There are 20 rounds and I have finished the 5th.

It is as big as my hand…

It has taken me about 8 hours, probably, just to reach this small piece. Then I thought of an idea earlier today…to turn it into a bolero. The pattern will be the same, I will just have to put a couple of armholes and short sleeves. I have it in my head how to do it. When I will be able to finish is yet to be known.

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