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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mamaw's Tatting

Welcome to another Vintage Thingy Thursday. Don't forget to visit all of our friends at Colorado Lady. I was fortunate to have acquired some of my grandmother's tatting. We called her 'Mamaw'. She crocheted and tatted with the string from feed sacks. I also got all of her crochet hooks and I am still using them.This is Mamaw holding me as a baby. Mamaw and Papaw.
My beautiful mother and Mamaw.









A handkerchief with tatted edging.
These are a couple of crocheted gloves that I have found at either yard sales or flea markets.

This is a cherished symbol of what I love to do.


26 comments:

Postcardy said...

Reusing the string from feed sacks was very frugal. Your figurine is cute.

CC said...

I love all the sweet pictures you shared..and your grandmothers tatting is simply gorgeous. My grandmother taught me to tat,but I've since forgotten how. All the other needleworks I can remember,but not the beautiful tatting. I love that sweet little figurine..I love to crochet in my favorite chair like she does... Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

viridian said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. tatting to me is a mystery - I don't know how to do it.

Maureen said...

Love the hankie. Tatting adds such a delicate and feminine touch.

Linda said...

Beautiful hand work. The hankie is my favorite.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your pictures. Tatting looks so hard, but is so beautiful.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

P. said...

Wow, nothing went to waste with those feed/flour sacks, huh? Those are gorgeous. I bow to anyone who can do this sort of thing, then or now!

concretenprimroses said...

such treasures! the family pics and the tatted doilies. I wish I had the pattern to make the first crocheted gloves.
Kathy

Jessica Hills said...

Those are priceless! Congrats on your weight loss too...saw the ticker on the top of your page. I am starting a Favorite Things Friday Party on the 19th...come join in if you are interested!

Debbie said...

Using threads from feedsacks! Wow, I had never heard of that but it fits with that thrifty generation. You have some great photos and some pretty tatted pieces.

Amanda said...

What nice memories of your Mamaw! It's so sweet that you have some of her things, and that you are still using some of her hooks!

Ulla said...

What a lovely post! I'm trying to learn how to tat, and I know I'm close to understanding the first knot ;o). The doilies look very complicated, so your Mamaw must have been very good at it.

Coloradolady said...

Your grandmother was very talented. This is lovely work. What great memories you have and loved seeing your pictures too. Have a wonderful VTT!

Vonlipi said...

Beautiful work. Nothing went to waste, it should be that way today.

Thanks for sharing

Gina said...

What wonderful memories you are sharing! That country background in the one looks like where I grew up. LOL! The nice thing is that you know tatting and crochet and knitting are different. So many people call all kinds of needlework "tatting". Or they call it crochet or knitting...

Some of the patterns there look familiar. Have a great day!

Stephanie said...

How wonderful to make beautiful things for the home out of feed sack string. Love the pictures, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

Peace, Stephanie

Manang Kim said...

Those photos of your grandparents and your mom are priceless. Your figurine is so cute too.

VTT~Old cameras

Carrie said...

Thanks for sharing your grandmother's lovely handiwork!

SueWis said...

How sweet! and I love the pictures.

Sarah said...

Beautiful pieces and pictures, thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me comment. :-)

Ann Creek said...

Wow what intricate work on those gloves. Frugality was a thing that was totally necessary. Love the pics too. Happy VTT
Ann

Marina said...

Fabulous pieces! I love the black/white photos :-)

Troy said...

I got a box full of tatting shuttles at a flea market recently, pretty cheap, because the lady had no idea what they were.

Now I don't dare blog about them because they aren't "manly".

The Happy Homemaker said...

What wonderfully nostalgic photos! Her tatting is lovely...so very talented,these homemakers were!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm a little late w/ my VTT visits this week! How resourceful using the strings from the feedsacks! And how great that you have so many pictures of your MawMaw!

Stacey said...

What a special collection of tatting you have... How sweet that you have your grandmother's pieces. What lovely mementos of someone so dear to your heart... Have a fabulous (late) Vintage Thingie Thursday!