Monday, July 21, 2008

My First Motif of the 25 Motif Challenge

I have been tatting just over two years. I was taught as a child how to crochet and helped pay for college and seminary making and selling crocheted Christmas ornaments. Two years ago a friend challenged me to learn to tat, and I took to it with enthusiasm. After winning several blue ribbons at the Mississippi State Fair, I submitted my work for judging for membership in the Mississippi Craftsman's Guild and was accepted.
This is my first time blogging and participating on the web, its rather intimidating with all the fantastic tatters out there, but here goes my first motif for the 25 motif challenge. A doily by Iris Niebach.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hi Alan,
I love your alter ego! Welcome to the "Tatted Ring of Bloggers".
Your tatting looks lovely!

Iris Niebach said...

my big compliments for the beautiful tatted piece and a big welcome,

TattingChic said...

Your tatted mat is beautiful.

***Jon**** said...

Hi Alan,
Your tatting is beautiful. You did justice to Iris' beautiful designs. Looking forward to see more.

Tara said...

Hi Alan,
Beautiful job! Welcome to the wonderful world of tatting blogs!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautifully tatted piece! I love Iris's designs... hope to see lots of pictures from you!