Monday, September 23, 2013

TIAS Day 1

So, I saw this post about a Tat It And See. I decided to sign up for it, thinking the challenge would be fun. As the first day drew near, I began to wonder. Would I be able to do it? Would I have the requisite skills? Would my tatting be up to par? Would I have the courage to put it out there for all to see?

After looking at the first bit of the pattern, I had new questions. How the heck do you make a split ring? What is a mock picot? Do I really have the time and brainpower necessary to do this? Will all the big kids laugh at me? Do I have enough chocolate?

So, off I went to Janette Baker and her Learn To Tat book. I did a few split rings:

And then it was off to google climbing out with a mock picot.

Armed with a little bit of knowledge and relatively no experience, feeling very confident and having a few pieces of chocolate, I wound my shuttles with DMC Cebelia size 20 white and dove on in.

Here is the result:

I do not know when the next piece of the pattern will come to us, but I will update my blog and the TIAS site as often as I can.
For those of you interested in joining, here is the link for the pattern.
Stay tuned!


  1. Congratulations on stepping out and learning some new things. Your tatting looks very good

  2. Looks to me like you are doing wonderful!! :) I haven't even attempted a TIAS yet, so consider yourself ahead of me already!! :) Can't wait to see you do well with this challenge!!! :)

  3. Way to go! A TIAS is a good way to learn new techniques, at least the few I've done that Jane organized have been. Many things are possible with the courage to try and a little chocolate!