Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Home Fibers ~ Part III
While in southern Virginia, I paid a visit to some dear family friends. In this case, my reputation preceded me. Sitting out on the dining room table, as if waiting for me, were three tatted family heirlooms.
I really wasn't expecting to see tatting when I set out to discover fiber arts in the homes of my loved ones. I have only been tatting for a couple years now, so maybe it just wasn't on my radar. These are all precious, however the ornament on the far right strikes me as unique. At first glance, I thought I was looking at a classic wreath or ring design, but then I realized that it has been worked onto a ring that was first wrapped in crochet. The inside loops of the tatting are a little more complicated as well. They are actually loops within loops. All in all, it's a pretty intricate little ornament.
Believe it or not, I have fiber finds from three more homes to share. Just as a teaser, one of my best friends recently moved back from living in Japan for three years. She brought back some gorgeous silks as well as a few other surprises, but first, a visit to see my sister and my mom. Get ready for knitting and needlepoint!