LOL – PG13 is a informational guideline for moviegoers. It indicates that the contents may be a little “sexy” and that is just what we have for this week.
We have a great Tina Frauberger design which is perfect for the decolletage of a blouse or a keyhole blouse back.
Decolletage insertion for blouse by Tina Frauberger.
There is no new model for this piece of lace but I hope that one of you will send in one for us to post. Diagram by Jane Eborall and tatting instructions can be found here.
Ruth Perry is offering a contest for the holidays. She will host a drawing for one of her books. To receive an entry into the contest all you have to do is send it your homework photos from class. We have studies a lot of patterns and techniques this year and we would all enjoy seeing your work.
Submit your homework during December to win!
UPDATE ON QUILT PROJECT
Due date for the quilt blocks. April 30, 2014
More teapot blocks being shipped this week.
There are still 6 of the large focal blocks from the flowers and vines quilt to be adopted.
The first teapot quilt block is here! For links to information on this project and patterns, Click Here. As new blocks arrive, they will be portrayed under the 2104 Quilt Blocks Tab in the list at the top of the site.
We also have the first set of 4 corner blocks.
- tatted by Kathy Hodge
Please adopt a block or consider donating tatted pieces with the theme
”Tatting, Tea and Toffee.”
For information on the project, read this article, “2014 Tatting Scholarship Fundraiser Quilts”
Martha Ess has some teapot patterns to share here:
The Anything Teapot
Joyce shares two projects this week. The first is her flower from the Odum vintage pattern. Love the button center!
Her second is Star Doily.
Denise is excited. She writes, “Yayyy, I was able to complete two assignments. The snowflake was really tough but I kept at it and though it’s far from perfect work I completed it never the less. I’m going to try it again in a single color so the joins won’t show. I didn’t press or pin out eitherproject…I was too excited and wanted to share.
Here is her daisy from the vintage pattern by Mrs. W.M. Odum.
and her snowflake from Motif of Techniques.
Joan says this about her star, ”Here’s my star…found some green beads…my points are kind of curved…I tried going looser to get them straight…guess I’ll have to try another one!”
Anna made both stars, the Simple Christmas Star and the Motif of Techniques presented in class.
Claire submitted her Simple Christmas Star from our Nov 25 Class. She says ”To stay in the Christmas spirit, here are two single stars. The lower one has-been made in size 10 thread, Whereas the top one is in size 20 thread.”
tatted by Claire Perrin
Is the turkey all eaten up yet? Cranberry sauce gone, too? Well it is time to work off some of the holiday calories so let’s get tatting!
Carolyn Groves noticed this star pattern in Old-Time Crochet Winter 1998 issue. It was designed by Charlene Finiello who has given permission to share the pattern with us.
Tatted Star Doily
Charlene’s star pattern revised by Carolyn can be viewed and downloaded here.
We need blocks adopted or tatting pieces with the theme of Tatting Tea or Toffee donated for the next project.
Anna sent in her Flowers and Vines from the Pattern by Ruth Perry.
Carol sent in her ANKARS style work from last week’s class. She hopes to frame a photo with it.
Joyce used a beautiful button as a center on her Tatted Daisy.
Here’s Mary Jane’s colorful daisy.
Mary Jane also submitted her Christmas tree from Jane’s pattern.
and Carolyn submitted a star from last week’s class. She comments “ As a needle tatter I might lengthen the outer chains to make it more pointy.”
From the Ring of Tatters, two patterns are shared with us this week. First, Syvlia McDavitt’s Motif of Techniques and then Helen Stammers’ Simple Christmas Star. And then a 14 ring Holiday tree by Ruth Perry.
Come early so we have time to discuss all three patterns.
Motif of Techniques by Sylvia McDavitt
Tatted Christmas Tree 2013 by Ruth Perry