Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Tatting Day!

Happy Tatting Day - it's 1st Apr here in Singapore now, and it's International Tatting Day! I'm not sure who started this or when, but it's sure better than celebrating the good-for-nothing April Fool's Day. Tatting uses a needle or shuttle to create lace which is a more delicate of work compared to crocheting. On this day, tatters around the world celebrate our hobby and introduce it to others. Often, we celebrate by eating chocolates and making tatted lace. Over at Ambitatterous, Isdihara is celebrating with a lovely giveaway. Want to learn tatting? Hop over to the TattingChic's blogoversary giveaway for a chance to win the book "Learn To Tat"!

Time flies! How true! 2 weeks has gone by in a flash. My office work sure gets busier by the day, but no, I haven't stopped tatting. In fact, I was tatting up quite a bit and doing them up for the up-and-coming Pameran Poskad 2010 to be held on 18 Apr -1 May 2010. There is no restriction on the medium, but my 10 pieces are all tatted laces - some tatted previously and some new ones, but all mounted on acid-free cardstocks with added embellishment for presentation. I'll show them over 2 posts.

This first piece is "Parrot Talk". I think this is one of the greatest parrot design, by Mary Parrott. My own design is a far cry from Mary's one. I tatted Mary's parrot pattern twice, one with size 10 threads, and this one with size 20 threads. Cool, right!

Next is this "Blooming In Spring" - a bookmark design by Jos van der Helm. Another one of my favourite floral designs.

Ha, owls are next in the line! "Listen To The Wisely" comprises 2 of my small owl design, and Dianna Stevens' horned owl bookmark design. HOOT!

I did 2 pieces in creative tatting, which I have not done for some time. Hope to tat more flowers for my girls' dresses and clips, but see how it goes later. Well, this is "Floral Scroll" - with embossed background done with QuiuKutz embossing dies.

And the last one for now - "Pretty In Red".

I had to miss KBCC's activity last Sat to rush these entries. Betsy taught the group to weave alphabets and patterns onto regular pens, the Friendship Pens. I didn't do these during my school days, but I did make some Friendship Bands in this form some years back. Managed to dig some up and gather them together for a shot. Not too bad, right?

Just realised I have not posted about these 2 fabric Easter ATCs I received from Ann Seidel of Germany. They are a great addition to my collection, thank you, Ann!


❦TattingChic said...

Happy Tatting Day to you, Ellen! It's still 6pm March 31st here in California! LOL! Your tatted flowers are so neat! You tatted owls are cool, too! You are very talented.

Thank you for the mention about the giveaway!
If you didn't comment twice on my blog be sure that you do so that you get two entries!
Good luck to you!
~TattingChic ♥

Gina said...

Wonderful variety! Good luck in the exhibit!

Val said...

Happy Tatting Day, Ellen! Your works are gorgeous!

Hey, on the side... I see a name, "Yeo Beng Hai". Is he a family member? I have an old friend in the same name. Could it be a coincidence?

Maureen said...

I love your parrot more each time I see it! How amazing that you have actually kept things from your own schooldays - the weaving is fascinating.

Tatskool said...

Have a happy day, loved your post, so tatting is always so very interesting. Keep at it!

Momo said...

Happy Tatting Day!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy Tatting Day, Ellen! I always enjoy looking at your tatted pieces. Your choice of color and design is wonderful!

singtatter said...

Happy Tatting Day, TattingChic, Gina, Valerie!

I have commented a 2nd time on your blog, TattingChic, thanks for the chances to win your lovely giveaway!

Hi Gina, thanks! I had hoped my children could do something for the exhibtion too, so that I don't need to do all 10, but somehow, they just can't do it, felt too stressed!

Well, Val, you have found an old friend :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Happy International Tatting Day!! All of your cards are well done! My favorite is the parrot. I have tatted this parrot many times. It is a great design, I agree!

王鈺雯 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE.................................................

Laura said...

I enjoyed looking at your blog. I was wondering when you mentioned creative tatting is that from ablog or book. Thanks for the patterns you have shared. Laura

singtatter said...

Thanks, Carol, 鈺雯. I love him so much, I hope to be able to find time to tat it again soon!

Hi Laura, creative tatting is a technique to tat realistic flowers, created by Helma Siepmann. She has a few books. You can check out this website:

Purple Pony Art said...

I love the parrot :-)

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog - there's so much to comment on and I can't comment on it all! Keep it up though!