Today is International Tatting Day! So grab some chocolate and a glass of your favorite libation and hit that needle/shuttle! Don't know how to tat? GASP!!!! Oh my, you just gave me an attack of the vapors! never mind - you can learn how here:
This 'n' Tat - Shuttle Tatting Lessons
If you are a more visual learner, try this video:
Tatting From Start to Finishing (Shuttle tatting)
And finally, Needle Tatting instructions: Video - Needle Tatting, Double Stitch Illustrated - First Steps in Needle Tatting
Which way do I tat? Well, mostly needle, as shuttle tatting tends to make my hands hurt - and I've never been very good at it!
Why should I tat, I hear you ask. Well, because it's a beautiful art form, there is pride in making things with your own two hands, and it helps you to slow down, relax and enjoy being in the moment - all good things!
And just to whet your appetite, here's some tatted eye candy: