Well, the next stage was finding out what on earth 'Tatting' was. I had never come across this term and thought initially it was some method of crochetting that I had just not come across yet. The more I looked on the internet, the more I started to get quite excited - yes, it surprised me too!
I have to admit I didn't spend too long reading about it as I was too caught up in examining the pictures of people's work. However, I did keep coming across the word 'shuttle' enough times to make me wonder if you needed some form of loom.
This spurred me on even more since it stirred sentimental feelings of being connect with departed relations. My Grandfather used to own a bobbin making factory and I had inherited various weaving remnants/items from that time including shuttles (however these are from the big old weaving looms and would be comfortable for a giant to use for tatting!).
I allowed myself to feel I was following destiny and 'on the right track'.