The Other Thing I Do

July 24th, 2017

Tatted lace necklaceI haven’t mentioned this in a while, but in addition to wedding and event planning (and a few other things), I also make hand-made lace.  The kind I make (there are many, many kinds!) is called tatting.  I’ve been doing it for years, and it’s a fun thing to do with my hands.

Tatting is a kind of lace that is made from hundreds and hundreds of tiny knots pulled into loops and chains.  It takes hours to make a small doily or edging.  But it cannot be replicated by machines.  It requires the human hand to bring it into being.

I have a few pieces that I use as examples, but what I really like is creating custom pieces.  If you see something here that sparks an idea for something you would like to have–for a wedding or for anything–let me know.  I’d be happy to make something that would be a family heirloom.

Prices for custom pieces depend on the size and complexity of the work.  Feel free to get in touch if you have questions.

Lisa’s Laces is Now Open on Etsy!

February 27th, 2012
Here's the first item I have for sale on Etsy.  Photo by Light on Life Images.

Here's the first item I have for sale on Etsy. Photo by Light on Life Images.

Goodness knows, I’ve teased you enough times with hints of my tatted lace wedding accessories.  This time, though, it’s for real.  My Etsy shop is open and I have items for sale.  I’m putting them on sale one at a time, so please visit often to see what’s new.

It takes a long, long time to make pieces of tatting, so I will always have a small stock of items. I will have wedding accessories, gifts, items for the home, and (eventually) some other things that will be completely different.  I have tons of ideas, but it takes a long time to bring them to fruition.

I hope you enjoy my lace creations.  I also do custom work, so if you see something that’s almost perfect for you, let me know.  I can probably create something that is just right.  Visit often, and please make me one of your Favorites.

More on Tatted Lace

February 6th, 2012

I’ve been sending out teasers from time to time about my tatted lace.  Really, it will be on Etsy before you know it.

Here is one of my favorite recent things I've made.  Photo by Kristi Sanford, lightonlifeimages.com

Here is one of my favorite recent things I've made. Photo by Kristi Sanford, lightonlifeimages.com

But I also teach tatting, for those who want to make some of this beautiful art for themselves.  I have two classes scheduled at Pamela Penney Textile Arts in Oak Park.  The classes are scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 29, 1:00 p.m.

In a two-hour class, you will be able to learn all the basics of tatted lace, along with some of its history and trivia.  If you’re interested, I encourage you to sign up now for the class.