Despite her failing eyesight she made prodigious amounts of lace tatting for her clothes, and for family and friends.
She decided to eke out a livelihood with what was once her favourite pastime, tatting .
Sara clasped her fingers tightly around the tatting shuttle and thread.
Today, this striking textile is made with a crochet hook, knitting needles, a tatting shuttle or a machine.
She had never thought tatting to be all that graceful.
she sat making tatting
The inspiration for Lalie Douglas's newest work, Frivolité, came from a 1753 painting by Louis Tocqué that hangs in the Louvre showing a woman making a type of knotted lace called tatting .
Knitting, crocheting and tatting is not something that has always looked particularly hip when one, say, whips it out at a bar.
The tatting on each edge was simply an effect of elegance and care.
She's begun adding unique touches of tatting or crocheting or ribbon work.