Monday, September 21, 2009

Tatting Tales

After yesterday's post I got some interesting feedback. I had asked you to consider your lifestyle and Twolefthands did! I loved what she said: "Tatting is such a beautiful form of art, so delicate! If someone gave me a tatted hanky I would still use the Kleenix, and frame the hanky!" This is funny but shows our culture and lifestyle in a nutshell! We love our crafts, and creative things but still love convenience!! Who wants to wash a hanky anyway?

I got several lovely thoughtful responses. I thank you all for responding.

There was one that didn't get posted that I got from Jo in New Zealand. (Her card pouch from her etsy shop was featured in yesterday's post.) She wasn't able to open my blog, it crashed her browser! So I will reprint her email response here:

"That's a lovely post, and sentiments I agree with. Many of these arts are dying, and my use of vintage textile in my work is my way of appreciating, and sharing with others, these arts.I have to tell, all my tatting, and 99% of the work in my vintage shop, was done by a man! He tatted until he was 93 years old, and embroidered etc. Just amazing the body of work he created, and I have been lucky enough to enjoy and own. "

So, you see there are many ways to appreciate a crafter and "his" creativity. Again, go give some praise to an artist! Have a wonderful day!


Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love it when I hear of men doing crafts that most would associate with women :)

Peebs And Roo said...

I love the look of tatting! Never learned how to do it, but it is amazing all the creations! I read yesterday's post too. If only life was simple. Sometimes I envy the Amish! *Sigh* I imagine it has to be a peaceful way of life! Thanks for sharing!

TattingChic said...

Ha ha! I know what you mean about not wanting to wash a hanky! I love tatting, too!

Splendid Little Stars said...

OK. Now I have to share the blog of the son of a friend:
He is a knitter! He is a creative knitter who has been published and is working on his own book!
Here's his shop:
On his blog, scroll down till on the left to find "looking for tatters."