Thursday, July 2, 2009

Official T.A.T. Apprentice

Ta Da!

It's official. The three years it took me to complete the Apprentice - Phase I of the Tatters Across Time Proficiency Program was worth the effort! My projects for this phase were returned to me today, along with evaluations and comments by 3 evaluators and congratulations on passing. Congratulations to me!

It seems the most noted things I need to work on are tension and joins. I guess I knew that, but it helps to see the comments and suggestions from the evaluators to really get the 'why' part, and know what to work on to improve. I'm sure I will refer to those comments and suggestions many times as I continue learning and building on the various skills. I am determined to learn how to tat for some reason, though I'm not really sure why it intrigues me so - other than the fact that it is beautiful and unique. I'm just stubborn enough [understatement!] to figure it out.

I know, I know. Practice, practice, practice! And then I can work on Artisan - Phase II.


  1. Congratulations! What an achievment! As you say, practice, practice, practice! You're doing great!

  2. what? There are certificates and Apprenticeships for tatting? The things you have made are beautiful! I enjoyed watching the slideshow.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I need all the luck I can get. lol

  3. Congratulations!!!! You're doing great - and yes, I got here by "blog-stalking"!

  4. Blog stalking?!? Yes, I am indeed a blog stalker. It is how I found your blog. :-D

    Congratulations on gaining your Phase One certificate !!! It is a wonderful accomplishment!

    Don't feel bad about the three years. I sent away for my T.A.T. apprentice kit in 2005 and it sat unopened for 4 years. I just dusted it off and started working on the assignments last week. With any luck I will be able to join you in the Certificate Winner's Circle sometime soon!