I am not pleased to have the thought that I am not optimistic about the future of tatting. Today, anyway.
There seems to be fewer blogs and most of the known commodity are familiar to us all, including mine; they display the same things, more or less, over and over again.
Not that they are not displaying beautiful tatting. No. Most of the tatting is truly lovely, but there is nothing new and innovative. Fresh. Dynamic.
I have no answers; I continue to ho-hum tat and tat. But I wish I could see or imagine creative avant-garde designs, patterns and something youthful and creative, instead of the old masters re-created again and again. I want to be wowed and mesmerized by tatting that has never been done before.
Now - some old-hat, kitchen-table tatting by me:
Buttons are keeping me busy and focussed. I really thought I was going to hang up my shuttles this Spring, but the buttons have inspired me and I am even going to order more thread . I am in the process of deciding which colours to purchase...
This pattern is Karey Solomon's and I had to tat it twice because I messed up this first one. I always make mistakes galore with her patterns on initial run:
I have to add that since I was first inspired by Pamela Queuedo - TotusMel - nine years ago, I continue to check her blog for new posts. Her work is the closest to being in the vein of what I am addressing - or trying to put into words that have some meaning about the creative process. Thank you, Pamela!