I have just found this blog linked from Facebook, it is a great beginner pattern for snowflakes. I really like how Sharon set this post up, with the beginner tatter in mind. I also like her ‘plan’ that she shares to motivate people to begin working towards having a lacy tree at Christmas. She breaks this task down so nicely, I just had to share with you all. You see, Sharon’s simple start of ‘chipping away’ at a small task each day and then increasing this (you really must read her blog) is really how I work out my whole life – from writing lectures, conference papers, tatting patterns and projects, and even my PhD, all these are planned and developed over weeks.
I can’t sit and write a whole conference paper in one sitting- in fact I think it would be too rushed and not show the development of ideas in the best possible way. It is the same with tatting – I am never going to have full days to tat a whole doily in one sitting (unless I am on a plane…even then a doily or full hanky edge is not a single sitting item). So, as a craft, tatting suits me just fine. I do what Sharon suggests, a little work, often. This way over the year I complete many projects and keep the interest and momentum for my craft and all of the other things I do over a week.
I wonder, is this what works for you with your craft? What ways do you manage to ‘fit’ everything?
Until next time, Happy Tatting