Friday, June 01, 2007

It's Still Lace (knitting,not)

















I was checking out Laritza's blog to find that she has, among her many other talents, the ability to weave and crochet in addition to spinning and knitting lace. Of course, I had to ask if there was anything she could not actually do. I have a feeling when she told me there was a kind of lace with a "funny name" that she could not yet do, that she may have been referring to tatting. If so, here are some of my tatted edges. I don't do large projects in tatting, just edges. I'm too spastic to do large projects with tatting. It's not knitting, but I believe it still qualifies as a type of lace :-)

12 comments:

Opal said...

I used to tat! But the only thing I ended up making and using were bookmaarks. Your edgings are gorgeous. What do you end up doing with them?

I also have taken a brief sojourn into the realm of bobbin lace. Alas, all that craft ADD has dissipated so my shuttles and lace pillow are sitting and collecting dust.

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I just like to make the edging. I have a collection of these that I am now using in a crazy-quilt project but that project is on hold because of my lace knitting. I have used my tatting as edging for sachet I've made. I have never tried bobbin lace because I just know it would never work out

Laritza said...

That is beautiful! But I do tat :D
The lace I could not remember is needle lace and the other one I do not do is bobbin lace. I know that if I get into bobbin lace I will collect bobbins and wheels, knitting needles, spindles, looms and tatting shuttles have taken over the space around here !
Your tatting is lovely. I am like you I tat bookmarks and edges and small things like that, not me for a large project with tatting. No no.

Laritza said...

There are 7 types of lace
knitting, crochet, weaving, bobbin lace, tatting, hairpin lace and needle lace. Out of those I do not do needle and bobbin lace. But there you have it for the challenge :)

fleegle said...

I used to tat also. I made a pillowcase edging and slept on it once. I didn't look so good with little rings on my cheek. As always, your stuff is mouthwateringly gorgeous!

KnitSanity said...

Your edgings are absolutely beautiful, Jane.
I knit, crochet and sew and that's enough for me. I can't afford any more crafts.

Jane said...

Dear Laritza,

There is no way I'm going to make all 7 types of lace! LOL. I confess I considered bobbin lace too but it looks too confusing to me!

Jane said...

Dear fleele,

I've put my tatting on handtowels, on pillow-cases and you are abosolutely right. You wake up with imprint of the lace on your face. I prefer it on the crazy quilt.

Jane said...

Dear knitsanity,

I also sew a little but I'm not good at it. Just to patch things up when they need it. It's not enough fun for me to do sewing on a regular basis.

missalicefaye said...

I first found you on Flickr thanks to your lovely tatting! :) It's been months and months since I last picked up a shuttle. And I still haven't progressed beyond lesson 3 of my bobbin lace book. But I still swoon over all the pretty laces out there....

sunshine said...

I tat and am really curious about the edging in the 5th photo down the red and pink looks like all rings do you have a pattern for that and will you share it with me I want to make some. I'm going to subscribe to this posts comments so you can just answer me here or follow my name link back to my blog where you can find my email on my right side bar

sunshine said...

So some one said there are 7 types of lace
knitting, crochet, weaving, bobbin lace, tatting, hairpin lace and needle lace

OK I do crochet, bobbin lace, tatting, hairpin, and needle. trying to learn knitting and weaving