A couple of week ago I went to Lincolnshire to spend a weekend with my crafternoon friends messing aboutwith papers. Sarah invited her stepmum Joy along to join us, and Joy tried to teach us the very tricky art of tatting,
a craft that produces beautifully delicate lacy creations simply by knotting threads. I say simply, but that is an understatement, because although there were talented knitters and crafters away with us, only one of us managed to produce even the simplest of chain stitches!
Joy gave us a lovely piece of tatting in the form of a buttterfly
so I decided to put mine on a page as I can't see me making much more progress with this tricky craft.
Tatting, a beautiful craft from a bygone era that needs so much more patience than I can muster!
Here's Joy trying to teach her very difficult class!