Thursday, January 5, 2012

Abstract Tatting

As yesterday was hectic beyond belief, I decided to take today at a slower pace.  I took Jocelin to school, came home, made myself a cup of hot cocoa and sat in the atelier a while.  After a bit, I started running my fingers over various fibers, buttons, beads, and ribbons.  The bead box kept drawing my eye.  For some time, a few little mint green fresh water pearls have teased me from their place in the bead box.  I selected one, grabbed a few other miscellaneous beads, a tatting needle and a spool of 12 wt. Sulky Blendables in "Cool Waters" and proceeded to "abstract tat".  This is the result:

"Abstract tatting" is tatting you do with no preconceived pattern or design.  You just tat as you go.  While this little piece may not be a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, it certainly accomplished my goal- relaxing me and making my soul sing!  I do believe that I may place the piece on the zipper of one of my Kindle covers or perhaps on my make-up case.  Hmmm...
For those of you who tat, take some time every now and then and just tat with no pattern or specific design in mind.  It doesn't matter how it turns out.  Just let your hands go and enjoy the moment. You never know what you may create!

For this afternoon & evening, I plan to work on tweeking a few new patterns that I hope to share with you soon.  Have a wonderful day and remember to take some time to do whatever it is that truly makes your soul sing!  Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting! 


  1. This is the best I´ve read today... I really need something to prevent myself from thinking too much. Thanks for this one!

    1. You're welcome, Nicole! So glad this helped :-)