My name is Antonina Caruso (b. 1965), Ninetta for family and friends, and I live in Italy.
found out about tatting thanks to my mum, who has always loved this kind of
lace but can't do it. In 1974 she saved an old Burda magazine for me, I
discovered it and one shuttle when I was in my teens but I could teach myself only how
to tat one ring at a time. Everything was forgot, till the early '90,
when I met a Lady who showed me how to block the thread in my little
finger for chains, so I started on and I usually tat every day, even a
little. Having few tatting sources, I soon began to change patterns to
fit my needs.
In 2009 my life changed drastically, due to home moving and resignation from job. Tatting helped me a lot that year, I found the "25 motif challenge" and started following many tatting related blogs. I also learned many new tatting techniques. But it wasn't until the very end of 2010 that I started to be "not so hidden", sharing some photos in Flickr.
I love every type of handmade lace, I've also
learned crochet, cross-stitch, bobbin lace and netting. I also love
beading, sewing and collecting handmade hankies.
In 2011 I was in
Sharon Briggs' Design-Tat online course and, from 2012 on, I've been in
the Online Tatting Designers Class. I've never published a book but
I've been putting my patterns in Flickr and in my personal blog, that I
started in 2013. You can find me in Facebook, too.
I've always been tatting with enthusiasm and joy.
About my personal life and interests, I graduated in 1990 in Computer Science at The University of Pisa and worked for 19 years, from 1990 to 2009, as a programmer and software development professional. I'm married (always to the same wonderful man) since 1995 and we have two sons. I'm really struggling to learn English, that is my never-ending project.
Best regards and enjoy tatting,