Monday 8-22-2014 class material

Ruth Perry shares a pattern using the unusual ladder yarn available on Monday in many colors. Although this is a shuttle pattern it can also be accomplished by needle tatters using the method of plying the needle as if it were a shuttle. Needle tatters should not panic :) You may use your regular tatting needle to wrap the half stitches. Ladder Lace by Ruth Perry

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/ruthperryladderyarnlace.pdf

Please review
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art16421.asp
http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/CoveringCaboneRing.pdf
http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/FastEasy.pdf

Examples of Ladder Yarn:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ladder+yarn&qpvt=ladder++Yarn&FORM=IGRE

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Homework submitted 9-19-2014

We have received pictures from a new tatter! It’s always great to cheer on newbies. That helps in keeping tatting from being a lost art! So, drum roll please:

Abigail by Fox

Abigail by Fox

Welcome JaxTat to our corner of the tatting world!

Next, we have an adaption of Fig 38 by Jennifer Bunde:

Fig 38 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 38 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

I agree with Jennifer that the motif makes a nice earring.

More to follow!

Homework submitted 9-17

It’s great to be back in a regular schedule. At least for class! My intention is to post to this blog Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I missed posting Monday, the first day of class. No excuse except, well, no excuse.

Here’s the photos that have come in since last week:

First, Paule finished her summer UP (unfinished project) list:

Motif from Camisole Yoke

Fig 36 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

She used Altin Basak size 50 in blue, Flora size 20, and Olympus size 40 to work this pattern for the book.

Birthday Motif by Wally Sosa

Birthday Motif by Wally Sosa

Paule had a lot of problems with this pattern needing to “retro-tat” several times. She reports, “. But I finally finished it!!! Let that be a lesson to the beginners: never give up!!! You will succeed in the end!!! And let only the expert tatters who have no UP (unfinished project) lying in their tatting baskets, throw me the first stone!” I think it’s lovely! I still have quite a few UP and PHD (Project half done). No worries from my tatting bag, Paule.

Next Farida has been busy all summer. She also finished Wally’s Motif:

Birthday Motif by Wally Sosa

Birthday Motif by Wally Sosa

2 Butterflies:

Butterfly #3 by Mary Maynard

Butterfly #3 by Mary Maynard

Butterfly #4 by Mary Maynard

Butterfly #4 by Mary Maynard

She added to our collection of Snowflakes:

Snowflake with Bugle Beads by Corina Meyfeldt

Snowflake with Bugle Beads by Corina Meyfeldt

She must have been gardening when she finished the next 2 motifs:

Little Celtic Bee by Ruth Perry

Little Celtic Bee by Ruth Perry

Knotted Ring Picot Flower by Susan Moore

Knotted Ring Picot Flower by Susan Moore

Shanan Strode also contributed to the Nellie Hall Youngburg project with these 2 patterns:

Fig 1 Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 1 Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

The edging above was worked in Lizbeth size 20 Seagreen. The edging below is worked in Lizbeth size 20 Springtime.

Fig 1 Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 1 Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 5 Heart Shaped Edging by Nellie Hall Younburg

Fig 5 Heart Shaped Edging by Nellie Hall Younburg

She chose Lizbeth size 20 Salmon Lt and Seagreen Lt for the sample with pattern notes. What a clever idea to create a motif. This is worked in Lizbeth size 20 Springtime:

Fig 5 Heart Shaped Edging in the Round by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 5 Heart Shaped Edging in the Round by Nellie Hall Youngburg

I can’t wait for more pictures! Keep them coming!!

See you in class!

Monday class material for 9-18

Welcome back to class. Come and pack the house on opening day. Remember the record for students on opening day is 73.

We will take a look at the Nellie Hall Youngburg patterns you might have missed during the summer. 

Nellie Hall Youngburg 40 Designs collar 38 pg 19 motif tatted by Judy AndersonThere will be 2 other patterns ready to share. See you in class!

Fall is in the air

Welcome to another year of Online Tatting Classes!

Our lessons will begin Monday, September 15, 2014.

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More Youngburg

Jennifer Bunde has conquered fig 2 from the Youngburg book. Very nice!

Edging Fig 2 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Edging Fig 2 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Carol Best also sent in her Youngburg tatting. One in red and white and one in blue and white:

red & white

Fig 18 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

 

fig 18 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

fig 18 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

She also sent in fig 19. Beads do dress up the tatting!

fig 19 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

fig 19 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 19 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 19 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

I hope this is not the last we see of patterns from this book. It is a real treasure.

Carol also played with Tenriffe and tatting:

Tatting with Tenriffe

Tatting with Tenriffe

She comments that it’s a bit wavy around teh edges but she loves it! I agree!!

Hats off to all who worked up samples! See you in class next week!

Summer tatting submissions

 

We have several submissions from tatters. First is Judith Anderson:

Yoke motif

Fig 38 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Next we have Michelle’s Youngburg motifs:

Fig 8 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 8 and 9 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 7 by Nellie Hall Youngurg

Fig 7 Violet edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

fig 6 Tatted edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

fig 6 Tatted edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

These were all needle tatted in size 20 Lizbeth. Thank you Michelle!

Kathleen finally finished her Baby Bonnet. It is stunning! She reports that she will tat a second bonnet in white. I can’t wait to see it:

Kathleen Youngburg bonnet Back View

Back of Baby Bonnet by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Kathleen Youngburg bonnet Front

Front of Baby Bonnet by Nellie Hall Youngurg

Kathleen Youngburg baby bonnet

Baby Bonnet by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Stephanie W. has been busy with the Youngburg book also. Here are 3 versions of the Infant Yoke. The first is a single square:

Square from fig 35 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Square from fig 35 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Next, she tied together 4 squares (left) and then climbed out to tat 4 squares using a continuous thread:

4 squares from fig 35 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

4 squares from fig 35 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Finally, She added a center square in a contrast color:

Fig 35 motifs by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Fig 35 motifs by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Her suggestion for blocking is wise:

Press it after each of the small squares, otherwise it’s a real bear to sort out which ring gets joined to and which one doesn’t. I blocked the tatting after each square – did a square, dampened it and let it dry pinned in place overnight, did another square the next day, blocked that one….lightly pressed the whole thing once it was completed.

Finally, Judy Corman has shared her tatted gift. She made this to celebrate an 80th birthday. Lovely!

framed treble clef

Treble clef by Gotgeluck and Notes by Nancy Tracy

Class resumes next Monday on September 15, 2014. See you in class!

 

How is your luck at winning a quilt?

Oh my goodness! We don’t know what to do. The three quilts and wall hanging are finished. And they are beautiful! (See the previous post) Donations are being accepted at the link below for the Scholarship. So far we have only collected $155 in donations. There are only 16 days left until the drawing on Sept. 5,
2014. Won’t you help? Donations begin at $5 a ticket. Please visit:
http://www.tatdaysscholarship.info/index.shtml (Paylpal is accepted)
The guild will also ship the quilt overseas if you are a winner. Good
luck.

And please send the link to you family and friends. Don’t let Tatting
become a Lost Art! Make it possible for a tatter to attend Tat Days and perhaps win a work of art.

Happy Tatting!

Summer fun continues

Summer for a tatter means lots of opportunities!

There are weekends and classes and fundraisers! Today, I highlight the Scholarship fund for Tat Days:

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http://www.tatdaysscholarship.info/index.shtml

More info can be found on under the News menu by clicking on fundraisers.

Enjoy your summer!!

Special Event

Gather around tatters!
We’re taking time from summer fun for a special event!!

Many tatters from all over the world have been hard at work helping Georgia make the “old” book “new”:

Forty Oringinal Designs in Tatting by Nellie Hall Youngburg

come join us in the classroom (early time ONLY) on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Here are a few links to whet your appetite:
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy3pg1.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy3pg1capture.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy4pg1.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy6pg1.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy7pg2.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhy8n9pg2.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/public/nelliehyoungburg/nhyyoke38pg19.pdf

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