Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meditative Tatting

When you feel all tensed up, with too much to do, or too much on your mind, sometimes the best thing to do is let it all go, and pick up a piece of simple tatting. Working easy repetitions lets you empty your mind and find a quiet place to get away from it all for a little while. Just when I needed something like this, I was lucky to have such a pattern appear in my inbox, courtesy of Nancy Tracy's Bestitched newsletter. You can see her pattern here, and while you are there, you can look around her site for many more nice patterns, or shop for supplies.

She saw this medallion as a spring flower, but since it had six petals, I worked it in white to use for the new Palmetto fundraiser. Yes, there is to be another group project quilt. This time, instead of quilt blocks, they are asking for white snowflakes in all sizes. See Georgia's site here for all the details.


  1. I agree with you, Martha! I also printed off Nancy's pattern the other day. It's on my to-do list! I'll be sure to check out the quilt link.

  2. Know exactly what you mean Martha, a good way to unwind. Very pretty snowflake.

  3. Thanks, Martha,
    This looks like a relaxing tat. Like Diane, I have kept it for my to-do list.
    Fox : )

  4. I think this is exactly what has caused me to fall in love with Tatting...the process itself is so meditative, like walking a meditation path in a garden, but instead with your fingers. You know where you will end up, the path is set, one foot(knot) goes in front of the other..yet it's even better, as you have a beautiful work of art at the end that you created in your meditative journey...