August 16, 2009

Blog discussion continued.

good news folks! I'll be meeting up with Gwen from TAT this weekend...... I've decided to venture out to the local lace guild. Puget Sound Lacemakers gets together once a month and Gwen says she will help me practice on the 22nd. So, maybe there is some trick to posting the shuttle that I'll be able to unravel!

One question was asked in the comments, and yes I do reverse the process entirely when tatting on the backside.

I would love it if someone would tat a sample like I did, just to compare. I guess part of me wonders if my tension or something I do differently has an effect, or if my observations are universal. In the end I do tat for myself mostly, and I change even more of the techniques when doing my jewelry. Tatting is such a facinating art---with the invention of the internet, new techniques and concepts from around the world are at our fingertips. It does make it all the more hard for us to all agree on what is "standard" however, now that there are so many options and ideas! There is no wrong way anymore......although I did run into someone who insisted that a medallion I had designed for a necklace was done backwards. I tried to explain the whole concept of frontside/backside and all the new tatting innovations, she just looked at me and told me that the backside was supposed to be the front and it's good that I know for next time. lol!


Anonymous said...

Per your request, I sampled and blogged about my conclusions. I hope others will do the same.
Say 'Hi!' to Gwen from me. She is a fun person. I think you will like her.

Jesse said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog! I'm intrigued by the discussions and finished pieces I see here - tatting is a whole new world for me!

TattingChic said...

LOL! I am laughing at that person that tried to tell you that her was was the only way and you were doing it "wrong", LOL! Oh!!! SOME PEOPLE! LOL!

Okay, now that I'm done laughing, I have to say...I couldn't agree more about the whole "no one agrees on a standard" and "there is no wrong way".

I notice that when I'm teaching I am very careful to say, "This is the way that I do it" and "You may find another way to do it as you go along and I would encourage you to do what works best for you". I think when we get STUCK on one way it really limits the way a piece will look in the end. I might not use the same techniques for a bookmark that I would for a doily. I find that people who think that their way is the only way tend to be that about ALL aspects of their life, not just tatting, LOL!

Well, regardless of what techniques you do or do not use...
Happy Tatting! :)

~TattingChic ♥

P.S. Have fun meeting up with your tatting friend at the lace guild meeting! :)

Fox said...

Nice new look.... I laughed at the admonition about b/f tatting! The Chiclet has it right... tatting is just a microcosm and the reactions you get from people about tatting often reflect a whole lot more!! Enjoy your Guild meeting - should be fun! : ) Fox

Fox said...

Again, Krystledawne, Have a peek at my blog. I have posted the samples you requested. I don't know that I can see much difference between any of them! Fox: )

PS Sorry about the moving situation... : ( but love your basket and re-assignment of tasks for the diaper kit!