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Tatting in resin

tatting in resin, handmade jewelry set

Tatting in resin. What is it? Perhaps I do not know the terminology very well. But the essence of the process is very accurately conveyed by these words: tatting lace frozen in resin.

Of course, fans of tatting for sure know the history of this beautiful kind of needlework. Some historians believe that the tatting technique originated in eastern countries in the 14th century! So over the years, tatting has undergone many changes and improvements. I already wrote about this in my blog. Nowadays, the art of tatting gets a new life. And this is very good! Do you agree with me?

Unfortunately, often we see antique tatting items in a deplorable state. So tatting is made of thread. The threads were not always of very high quality, I think. Alas, the threads are not very durable material. And the threads require careful care. But how to keep lace for long, long time in perfect condition? I decided to combine the old tatting technique with modern synthetic material – epoxy resin.

Oh, I had to do a lot of experiments! I messed up 1/2 liter of resin! I threw out more than 30 fragments of lace! If you are interested in how I achieved acceptable results, please write in the comments. I will make a series of articles on the topic of “tatting in resin” and share my experience without fail. The main difficulty when working with lace and resin is to achieve transparency of the resin and make very small pieces of lace. If we use big lace pieces, we need big molds. Therefore, the finished product will be bulky. Is not it? I made some patterns for little keychains. For example, “Rose Garden Alphabet.” Each letter is no larger than 1 inch. You can see this alphabet here: https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/product/rose-garden-alphabet-tatting-pattern/

Rose Garden Alphabet for tatting in resin

And I also made a short video to demonstrate some of my ideas for tatting in resin. Welcome, please! https://youtu.be/fHCUs5n3Gw8

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26 thoughts on “Tatting in resin

  1. Would like to learn f your progress and success.

    1. Thank you, I will continue this topic for sure!

  2. Would love to hear about the resin ups and downs The good and bad points How we in the Tatting community can help each other is very amazing. Thank you

    1. I will share my experience with the resin, of course! Thanks for your interest in my blog, Theresa!

  3. Such a beautiful result! Will it stand the test of Time, I wonder? Will the resin turn yellow as it ages? I will probably never attempt to do this myself, but I’d
    love to see how you developed the technique.

    1. Thank You, Maureen! Checking for yellowing is also part of my experiments!

  4. I would love to know more about your experiments! Have you ever tried using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic instead of resin?

    1. Thank you, Bebe! I am planning several posts with a detailed description of tatting in resin. Yes, there are many tricks that I will definitely share! Mod Podge Dimensional Magic is the main decoupage glaze? I have not used this in my work yet. Perhaps for small volumes this is good material.

  5. Great work. I’m very interested in it! And I’m going to continue to follow you! Thank you.
    Stefania (from Italy)

    1. Thank You, Stefania! Nice to meet you!

  6. I would like to learn how to preserve tatting in resin.

    1. I will write in the next posts about tatting in resin necessarily!

  7. I am interested in following this experiment.
    Cecelia
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    1. Cecelia! Subscribe to my blog to stay informed! I am planning some posts about tatting in tar soon.

  8. keep it up! it is lovely — a video on the mixing and pouring process and prep of the molds would be great. I’m so curious. Thanks for your lovely work

    1. Thanks Patty! Your feedback is very important to me. This is very inspiring!

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