1 July 2013

UGLY tatting

This is REALLY UGLY tatting and my second and last attempt in the 70's at needle tatting!  Well, I have tried it since but I still don't 'get it'!!!  Too 'lumpy' for me and also hard on the hands trying to get a decent tension.  It never looks as good as the shuttle versions - least when I've done it.  I've tried very, very hard and ......... well, given up!!!!  
Isn't this the ugliest thing you've ever seen?  I wore it once and that was that.  Daren't even try to remember when or where I wore it but I know it was over a tshirt or something.  Goodness knows why I've still got it after several moves - perhaps as a lesson to myself!!!!  It really should be chucked out as I'd never fit into it now and wouldn't wish it on myself or anybody!!!!  In fact I suppose I should be ashamed of showing it to you!!!  Please don't stop reading my blog - I need you all to keep me going.

16 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

I don't know how it looks in 'real life', but in a photo it's rather pretty!! But hey, if needle tatting doesn't suit you, don't do it.

Maureen said...

Actually - these days it would be very trendy, over a camisole. So you were just a bit ahead of yourself in the fashion stakes!
There's probably a teenager around who would love it - keep it for your granddaughter.

Wendy said...

It certainly doesn't look ugly in the photo, but you can never believe photos :)

linb54 said...

I think it's not ugly, but pictures can be deceiving??? I rather like it! if you have put as much time into needle tatting as you have shuttle tatting you tension does improve. IMHO ;)

Kristen said...

I think this is lovely, you clearly gave up on needle tatting too soon. ;) I would totally make and wear this shirt if I had the pattern. Did you crochet the neck and waist? After I "master" this shuttle thing I think I might have to tackle crochet next...

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It certainly doesn't look ugly in the photo. Needle tatting isn't for me either... shuttle tatting forever!

Ladytats said...

Wow, that is a lot of work no matter how you did it. I don't think it looks all that bad in the picture as the larger threads/small yarns can be needle tatted without looking as loose as the smaller threads do. and Maureen is right, many would wear it today. Your skill with knitting & crochet shows too.

rsmre said...

I like it! If worn over a tee shirt it's very much in style these days. It's a very pretty shade of pink, too.
Rosemarie

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Gill said...

I think it looks good but, if you don't like it, you could cut it just under the sleeves and use the bottom part to make a chic hat by gathering it and adding a pom pom lol

Jane Eborall said...

Actually it does look better in the photo than in real life!! Thanks for all the comments about it, folks It's now been stuffed back in the suitcase where it's lived for the last 20+ + + years!!!

N. Maria said...

I really like the looks of it and may shuttle tat myself one.....

Fox said...

Keep it in the suitcase!
Fox : ))

Gloria Nelson said...

Of course tatting with yarn will never have the delicate look of dainty lace. Needle tatting has improved since the 1970 era. Have you ever tried a garment of clothing using the shuttle?

Jane Eborall said...

Yes, Gloria, I did and around that time too, if I remember rightly. I used sewing thread and made this http://janeeborall.blogspot.co.uk/2009/02/got-me-thinking.html I agree needle tatting has improved as I've tried the modern way too. Still has that 'puffy' look, though!!!

Mouse^^^ said...

just use a tatsy shuttle to work it and you'll get the right tension and no puffiness. but WOW I always wonder what a tatted sweater would look like and it's cool

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