I have just been reading big sister's blog and her tatting story (please follow her link to 2006). It reminded me, when looking at her passport photograph, that I always envied her long plaited hair. I was never allowed to have my hair long, just had a ribbon sticking out of the top of my head, well that is what it looked like! Although I think my hair was probably too fine as the ribbon spent a lot of time slipping down the side of my face!
The same Grandmother taught me to tat, but a few years after Jane. I do remember sitting in her garden with my tatting shuttle a light blue plastic one, no idea where it went, sadly lost for ever. I agree with Jane, as we all do, that the new techniques have made tatting so much more exciting and versatile and the new shuttles have also made the craft even more interesting - well I had to say that! I am pleased that Jane 'nagged' to learn how to make lace, because if she had not 'nagged' we would have all missed her designs and invaluable help with our tatting via the internet today.