, pub-3949116927379201, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Tatting and not a lot else!: Gloucester Tatting Day

1 April 2019

Gloucester Tatting Day

On Saturday I went to the tatting day that Linda organises in Gloucester. Splendid group of ladies and this time in a new venue which proved to be more like meeting in somebody's room at home. It had a lovely atmosphere and it was easier to move around and talk to people. 

Barbara from Tatting and Design was there and we were able to pre-order anything we wanted from her which was a great idea. The room wasn't large enough for her to bring all her stock but I think that pre-ordering worked well and I got myself a new ball of black thread - in case another animal idea occurs to BC3!

Kate brought along about 12 or more shuttles that somebody had given her. She had no idea what they were. I took photos of two of them and it's the first time I've handled a Mauchlin shuttle which was a treat in itself. When I told her a rough value of the shuttles she was gobsmacked. A good start to a shuttle collection and the (probably ivory) cream one is also to die for.

There was one other that I wish I'd taken a photo of too which is a black (probably ebony) with flowers. Here's a link to one of two that I have.

I wish I'd told her they were worth nothing and that I'd buy them off her for a pound!!!!! Good job I'm an honest soul!!!


Jane McLellan said...

So what are they worth?? Love the ivory one. How wonderful to be able to meet up with other tatters.

Jane Eborall said...

I’m not really sure, Jane but the Mauchlin ones sell for at least £80, I think. The other one could go for more. The black ebony shuttle that I mentioned is worth around £80 too. Kate’s one very lucky lass as I think those are low values that I’ve said.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Is it planned that Gloucester Tatting Day falls close to International Tatting Day? Glad you had a good time.
Amazing to see those beautiful shuttles.

On this International Tatting Day, I salute you for your incredible and prolific tatting and designing skills and your total dedication to art of tatted lace! Of course, you have other sewing and needlework skills as well! Your blog is always a joy to read (I can't keep up sometimes) and it's just astounding how much you (and BC3) accomplish every day!

Jane Eborall said...

No the tatting day isn’t planned like that, Kathy. It’s when it’s convenient for Linda to hold it. She does a good job too.
Thank you for making me blush. I just sit here and do what comes naturally to me. Considering I was tatting for probably 45 to 50 years before the internet came into my life I’ve just continued along the same lines but now I seem to have an ‘audience’. Basically my blog is really all about me keeping track of myself and talking to myself. I don’t think about it having an audience so it’s a surprise when people like you make comments. Specially lovely ones like this. THANK YOU.

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