Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tatted Love

Tatting dates to the early 19th century. The term for tatting in most European languages is derived from French frivolité, which refers to the purely decorative nature of the textiles produced by this technique. The technique was developed to imitate point lace. While perusing etsy this morning I found lots of tatted pretties. Here are a few of my favorites - hope you enjoy the eye candy...

by VintageHome

by yarnplayer
Happy Valentines Day My Sweethearts!


angel said...

OH WOW...... how lovely, the Booties are stunning... WOW.

Love and hugs Honey. X x X

The Pink Bird House said...

Oh my gosh, what lovely things. I especially loved yarnplayers necklace of white with a colorful flower on top! How nice of you to show off such lovely handmade things from fellow Etsians! Have a good weekend. Debby

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

How funny is this!! You must have been reading my mind! Tatting is something that I have always wanted to learn to do. Bought a shuttle and some thread and a dvd just last week. I hope to learn it, but so far I haven't gotten the hang of it, but I am not giving up yet! These treasures that you found are beautiful!

VintageHome said...

Thanks for including my work in this post - so much pretty tatting!! -amy

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks for bringing tatting to the forefront. I have some tatting in my Etsy shop too!!! Southern Lady's Vintage - do get in touch if you need help. There are many shuttle tatters (shuttle is the 'real' and original tatting method) out here who would love to help you get started.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks a lot for including my work, too! It's great to see tatting being appreciated and promoted.