C.B. Fox gives us a glimpse into her witty humor and tasteful musings of tat-life with her blog Tat-ology, which has been up and running since 2009.
Recently I had asked Fox for an interview, and though she has a full plate, she kindly obliged...
In your 2009 blog post titled: Why Tat? What’s it Get You?, you mentioned to the “American South” stranger visiting Canada, that you had “tried the shuttle a few years back and couldn’t fathom how to make anything pretty.” …
Where did you first try the shuttle, and why did you put it down?
I bought two Susan Bates plastic post shuttles in Jenners, a large department store in Edinborough. The year was 2005. It was Festival time and I was staying in a very haunted rental. So haunted! Maybe that is why I could not figure out the double stitch!
Yes, that is creepy and I think I would be distracted, too… and probably trying to find another place to stay!
So do you still have (now) the tatting shuttle the stranger gave you?
I passed this shuttles and my orange one from the Southern Belle to Gina, The Tatting Goddess , for her students. She passed away several years ago and was well known throughout Tat -Land. I am privileged that I got to meet her. In fact, she was the very first in-the -flesh tatter I had ever met!
It is nice to have those memories. I remember reading about Gina’s passing. I believe she was loved by the tatting community – whether it was in person, or online. She was helpful, and seemingly a positive person in general. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but that is the impression I had when I would read her blog.
How did you come up with the name (Tat-ology) for your blog?
- 1 a : needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word
b : an instance of tautology
- 2 : a tautologous statement
These are just a taste of what Fox designs. Be sure to check out her page for the patterns, and other great designs as well!