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

If you are not registered for classes, please see instructions under About or on Sidebar.

See you in class!

last class today

Today 6-10-2014 is the last class of this semester!

There will be special events throughout the summer. Keep an eye here or on the class website (georgiaseitz.com)

I will continue to post pictures of samples from the Youngburg book and any other tatting submitted.

Enjoy the break!

Monday material 6-9

Hi ya Tatters!

Our last class of this semester has three patterns. An easy one (sort of) and a challenging one! And another lovely cluny piece, too. Join us Monday June 9.

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/dagmarp2colorclunyflowers.pdf

cluny flowers

2 Color Cluny Flowers by Dagmar Pezzuto

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/bettyalbertsonsunflowerand8ptmotif.pdf

sunflower

Sunflower Motif by Betty Albertson

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/bettyalbertsonsunflowerbk5.jpg

8 Point Motif by Betty Albertson

8 Point Motif by Betty Albertson

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/bettyalbertson8ptmotif.jpg

Please review:
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/cluny/cluny.html
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2002/jk/jk.html
http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/FastEasy.pdf
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/shtljoin.html

This link expires in 48 hours. It is a BBC radio interview with JaneEborall about tatting.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zgtzq 1:15mark

Enjoy the break!
Attend the Special Events!
Send any homework and/or tatting to tattinghomework@gmail.com

See you in class!

homework submitted 6-4

Kathleen had great fun with Onion Rings. She calls this Odd Fruit of the Onion Ring Tree:

Onion Rings

Onion Ring Doodles by Kathleen Minniti

Phyllis is finishing up her work on the Nellie Hall Youngburg patterns:

collage

Fig 3, 10, 22 & 29 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

We have 1 more class before a break for summer. There will be special events to help with the withdrawal from class. Please keep tuned here for the announcements and posting of materials needed/patterns.

Homework submitted

We welcome a new tatter today:

butterfly

Beginner Butterfly from Ring of Tatters UK

Parislexi is well on her way to mastering tatting.

Next is progress on the Spring Doily pattern. Amrutha has finished 3 Rounds:

Spring Doily by Renata Renulek

Spring Doily by Renata Renulek

As Spring becomes summer, we’ll have plenty of time to catch up on all those patterns in our to-tat pile. There is just 2 more classes before the break. Keep watch here though……I’ll be posting material for the special events for both beginner Thursday classes and on-going Monday classes.

See you then!

 

Monday 6-2 class material

If you were frustrated at wonky onion rings that would layer up right, well this lesson is just for you.

Aurora Lozada devised a way to take all the “tears” out of tatting rings!

Onion Ring Butterfly

Onion Ring Butterfly by Hope Green

Come join us as we work through Aurora’s method:

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

See you in class!

Homework submitted 5-28

Our next sample to come in from the Youngburg book is from Lelia Parry:

edging

Edging Fig 4 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

fig 24

Fig 24 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Writing out patterns is new to Lelia. She was unsure how to notate the stitches. “This is my interpretation. Attached is a crude diagram and photo of edge. Thank you”

diagram of edging by nellie Hall Youngburg

diagram of edging by nellie Hall Youngburg

diagram notes for fig 24 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

diagram notes for fig 24 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Thank you for preserving a pattern for us.

homework submitted 5-26

The samples for the Youngburg book keep coming. They are fantastic!

First is the Wild Rose pattern (#26) tatted by Ancolie:

Wild Rose Medallion by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Wild Rose Medallion by Nellie Hall Youngburg

The next is from Aurora:

detail from tatted Camilsole by Nellie Hall Youngburg

detail from tatted Camilsole by Nellie Hall Youngburg

And finally Kathleen Minniti’s sample. She writes, “I finally worked up the crown of the bonnet! It only took 6 tries with different stitch counts, use of an alternative picot placement technique, and different picot lengths for the central ring to get these motifs to work! Here it is:”

Crown of Baby Bonnet by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Crown of Baby Bonnet by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Kathleen also sends homework from more recent Monday classes:

Knotted Ring Picot Flower by Susan Moore

Knotted Ring Picot Flower by Susan Moore

She relates that she had a lot of fun with the Knotted Ring Picots, even though she misunderstood the directions at first and put her bead inside the ring! Here are photos of the first attempt, with the really interesting bead placement, and then a second attempt with the beads placed as per directions.

suncatcher on ring

Knotted Ring Picot Flower by Susan Moore

The second motif is tatted onto a brass ring – she plans to make a wind chime/sun catcher with it later.

Tatters are creative. They like to experiment when learning new techniques. Kathleen set herself the challenge of Balanced Double Stitch. That lead to creating this pattern. It is worked up in Aunt Lidia’s crocher thread size 10.

Balanced Double Stitch practice by Kathleen Minniti

Balanced Double Stitch practice by Kathleen Minniti

Thank you Kathleen for sharing your pattern:

Balanced DS Project by Kathleen Minniti

Balanced DS Project by Kathleen Minniti

Wonderful work!!