4 March 2016

I'm a fraud

That's true - I'm a fraud. The reason I'm saying this is because I've been chosen by Tatting Corner as designer of the month. Here's the link.

You see - I'm not a designer. I'm a 'fiddler'. I've never set out to be anything but a tatter who fiddles around and sometimes I accidentally come up with a 'good idea'. 

My career as a 'so called' 'designer' started by accident and I'm still only here by accident too. It was the kids I was teaching that started my career of fiddling  as you can read in the article - the rest is now, as 'they' say, history.

I always think that to be a designer you have to want to be one and then have a plan.  I'm afraid I don't do that.  I like to wait for an idea to come along and then go with it or wait for somebodies suggestion to percolate (thinking Ruth and the Motmot bird here).  Rarely do I decide on something I want or need to make.  Ah, unless it's a TIAS and then I do need to plan that.  That's agony!!!

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:25 am

    Congratulations!!!

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  2. I think you have to accept the mantle of "designer", whether you agree with it or not! - or maybe a pattern maker, you have wonderful ideas and you can make the thread do what you want it to. Congratulations on being Designer of the Month.

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  3. Fiddler or designer, you do a marvelous job of keeping us all inspired to tat!

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  4. Ah, if you're a fraud, so are we all! Plans! Bah! I prefer fiddling something into existence any day.

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  5. A fraud you are not. You are Queen of Tatters.

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  6. Congrats! Who are these "They" people! Whom ever "They" are, they sure get around..... Seems like "They" have their fingers into every thing! ;). And "They" know best!

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  7. "Fraud" or not... You are an awesome tatting designer! I don't think it matters exactly how the designs come to be. Inspiration can strike in many ways.

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  8. Serendipity! You are a friend to me!

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  9. That's how designing works, isn't it? I haven't yet met anyone who has "the plan".

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  10. Anonymous10:48 pm

    Whatever you call it, it works. :-) If you don't want to think of yourself as a 'designer,' then congratulations on being this month's featured 'fiddler.'
    StephanieW

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  11. Congratulations, Jane! You deserve the honor. Thank you for sharing the results of all that fiddling with the rest of us.

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  12. Congrats, Jane!! Long may you "fiddle" with the thread. It's not only your designs, but also your tutorials. I wonder how many of us you have encouraged - to tat, to "fiddle" with threads and to write up our "doodles" for everyone to enjoy! Thank you, Jane! :-)

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  13. Whatever you do and however you get there I am thankful that you still do it everyday and share your accidents. So congrats on being the "designer of the month".

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