Words from the Knot House

Donna B., shuttle tatter, guild member since 2006.

When did you first learn about tatting, when did you start tatting, and who taught you?

 Years and years ago there was a lady who said she would teach me how to tat, but she suddenly lost her vision and was unable to do so. I learned from Patti Duff in 2006 with my daughter, Erin.

What tatting skill do you want to learn?

I want to be able to close a cluny.

What is the largest project you have tatted?

A six-foot piece of lace and several insertion pieces for my sister in ecru (which is not my favorite color to work with).

Who is your favorite designer?

 Martha Ess and Jan Stawasz

Favorite tatting book?

 Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konoir

Favorite thing to tat?


Favorite thread color?


Favorite thread brand?


Have you ever made your own pattern?

 Not yet, but I have a few stored in my head that I plan to try.

What is your favorite thing you have tatted thus far?

A doily made with Caribbean thread.

Donna’s favorite tatted piece.

Do you have any other hobbies?

Sewing, hiking, reading, and more.  I used to knit and crochet, but tatting is the only thing that doesn’t bother my hands.

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