Monthly Archives: September 2017

Chiacchierino, tatting, frivolité…

“Handmade” is something that has been part of me since I have been a little girl, almost written in my DNA.

My grandmother used to spend long afternoons with a needle in her hand sitting at her old Singer sewing machine; My mom was always ready to knit slippers or wool scarfs; She had paper, cardboard, scratch paper, scissors, colors ready for little homemade works … together we used to prepare all the homes and pieces for the Nativity (Presepe) with recycled boxes and acrylic painter.

My sisters and I started with the cross-stitch when my grandmother gave us as gifts linen towels to embroider for our dowry. From that first cross-stitch work, we continued on with the crochet, the knitting and the wood, the paper, the Das … also passing by the kitchen with pasta and pizza … even the belly wants its part 🙂

Each period of my life has had a bit of a “season”. There was crochet, origami, quilling, knitting, recycled paper, sewing (although I still need a lot of work there 😀 ) often all together. Something that has always made me a little bit afraid was tatting, chiacchierino, frivolité depending on which language you want to use.

In the last year I started experimenting with this old art with results not always up to the standards (too high) that I have always fixed on me.

Tatting lavender sachet bag

I started with small things. Small bags of lavender, a sachet bags to put in the drawers. They sums the things I love to do and something new: Tatting… At the moment I have completed the small bags and they smell good 🙂

lavender sachet bag, tatting and cross stitch

Lavender sachet bag, tatting and cross stitch

Lizbeth thread size 40

Lizbeth thread size 40

In this period of extreme hot weather thinking about Christmas makes me feel better. I decided to try a new colored thread and I chose a new brand: Lizbeth.

I searched and found a very nice and professional Etsy shop CustomCottonEtc and I started to order my supply of cotton. My cart is already overwhelmed for the next order 🙂

Tatting snowflake Lizbeth thread size 40

Tatting snowflake Lizbeth thread size 40

With these colors I have in mind so many projects. First of all: Snowflakes!!!!  I have already started with a whole series of different size of snowflake.

They will be a good Christmas Tree Ornament and then…I’m already thinking about other projects…maybe something to practice my sewing skill 🙂

Tatting snowflake Lizbeth thread size 40

Tatting snowflake Lizbeth thread size 40