Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tatting on Living in Toronto

Anyone going into a craft store is going to be bombarded with all kinds of crafts that can be done in an hour. Projects that take mere minutes and give instant gratification and things that fall apart as quickly as they are made. Tatting isn't such a craft.

Anyone tuning in to Living in Toronto today saw Mary Ito make her first little tatted butterfly.

A tiny bit of nothing to learn a skill that will create all manner of lace and unlikely lace objects. How about a turtle? This one doubles as a pin cushion.Or what about a pair of skates?

These aren't the kind of projects you think of when you talk about fibre arts, yet they are tatted objects. If you'd like to take lessons in tatting please visit my web site and click on the link for Lessons. (
If you need to reach me, my primary email address is sharon at gagechek dot com or my lace address is sharon at tattedlace dot com. I've just discovered that the email redirect from the Tattedlace domain isn't working right. So if anyone has been trying to contact me, it has be changed now to my primary address and will come through. Sorry for the problem guys.
For those of you who would like to view the show on line click on this link to visit the Living in Toronto web site.


dani, the geek said...

accidental tatting... heh, heh, heh...

great spot!


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I just watched it and the episode was wonderful! It made me smile a lot. I really like the up beat quality.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for an influx on new tatters!

Unknown said...

Way to go, Sharon! Great job! I enjoyed watching the segment and Mary was a fast learner. Must have been the wonderful teacher!

Jon Yusoff said...

You did great, Sharon. Looks like both of you really had a good time.

Katherine said...

I really enjoyed watching the article, well done you! (Why did I think you'ld be talking in it only part of Canada where you have to talk french? Am I really stupid, I had this impression that they had tried to re-introduce french and had made everyone use it, or at least provide bi-lingual stuff, like in Wales.)
I really loved being able to see things you had made.
Have you had any enquiries yet?

Sharon said...

I'm not sure why you thought I'd be speaking French. Although it is the second language in Canada it is not the primary language here. In Quebec most people are fluently bilingual but outside of Quebec you will find most people speaking English. Quebec as a province, introduced legislation to limit English signage and to rigorously encourage people to speak French rather than English. It didn't have any effect in any of the other provinces though. I took French in school but have forgotten much of what I took since I didn't have to use it. There are French language TV and radio stations and CBC, being the national station, has a lot of French programs on it. I haven't had any inquires yet, but as the show is on in the middle of the day, it would take a while for working people to respond to it.

Bonnie said...

Sharon, When I read your blog about being on Living in Toronta I had to visit their website to watch you. The piece you did is great, I hope you had a good time.

Tattycat said...

Sharon, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to get to the show to watch it. Can you help? I didn't want you to think I didn't care to see it!