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14-07-2009, 08:52 AM
I will be beginning my Christmas :santa: gift preparation soon! :w00t:I usually go for the small gifts (zipper pulls, key rings and bookmarks) for friends and relatives I'm not that close to and colleagues...
But!!! As with every other year, I always have problems making presents for the men / boys. :shock:
Does anyone have any idea of tatting for men?? What can I tat for men this year at Christmas:question:
Bookmarks, key chain fob, mouse cover (I've not seen a pattern for this, but am just thinking here). Oh, Mark Myer tatted a cute little cover for his key chain, he once had it posted on his blog (http://tatmantats.wordpress.com/). He also has a nice, masculine necklace with a bone bead that he models. Coaster set - the kind that you put inside a clear acrylic base.
14-07-2009, 01:44 PM
I've seen an old man wearing a loop tie that had a tatting motif inside. He said he made it. He also said he had tatted bow ties for himself.
14-07-2009, 03:57 PM
I'm making dragons for my dad to put on a hat -- at his request.
14-07-2009, 11:11 PM
I tatted frames for flower pictures for an avid flower gardener.
And tatted American flags for vets is a very meaningful gift.I framed one for my Dad's last Christmas. He loved it.
15-07-2009, 04:55 AM
As a male tatter I am often faced with this problem, what can I tat that I would use. I mostly tat for fun and do doilies, a motif, or an edging which my wife puts on tea towels. My wife probably feels obligated to admire and use these. For myself, I tatted several bookmarks because I am an avid reader and have several books going at once. I also have a few crosses that I made for myself. But I really don't know what to tat for men - including myself.
15-07-2009, 05:31 AM
My son, who is a strapping young man of over 6 feet,loves the christmas ornaments I have given him, on and off over the years. But I suppose that is because he lives far from "home", and he treasures them for that reason.
15-07-2009, 02:33 PM
What about animal & outdoorsy motifs, like deer, fish, pine trees, etc that could be attached to a tshirt pocket or to a cap? Just leave out frilly picos.
For readers, a book cover with tatted motifs?
15-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Bookmarks generally work well, darker colours and less picots to make them more masculine.
An ipod/phone cover would be simple and effective, you could do a picot-less hen and chick pattern or something to give a look of a heavier textured fabric. Gadgets and tatting make the perfect boy combination
15-07-2009, 11:05 PM
I made a hatband for my dad several years ago - he's very proud of it. My sister and I also made a tie for him, she sewed it and I put a kind of free form design in tatting down the front. I was thinking last night about a coaster for a horse lover of a horse head in a horseshoe.
Susan B T
16-07-2009, 12:57 AM
Tatman... Mark M has a tatted football. This could be used as a bookmark. or make it out of big thread and use it under a "beer" as a coaster.
Since it is Christmas.. start a collection of decorations for a tree.
These can be used year after year. Make flat snowflakes, or cover round balls. The thread covered balls can have motifs pinned to them, Marty has some in her album (http://www.intatters.com/album.php?albumid) or glass ones have tatting threaded on to them. Some pictures on my web site.
Terry the tatter has some wonderful patterns for glass covered balls.http://www.terrythetatter.com/
Tat their initials and glue or sew to a ball cap....
17-07-2009, 03:24 AM
I like the hat band idea. I have long wanted to make one with bats. They are very popular in Austin, Tx. I have also considered decorating a guitar strap with a cross motif. Perhaps a tatted slip cover for a multi-tool or knife, if they use one.
18-07-2009, 02:23 AM
My husbands idea of a tatting present would be me not covering the entire lounge room with my tatting stash. LOL