Class Material 12-5-2016

We present delightful angels for this class. Two for our ears:

A perfect gift to slide into a greeting card, Nina Libin’s Angel Earrings http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/ninalibinangelearrings.pdf

joyce-angel

Joyce’s Angel by Martha Ess

Two fantastic angels from Martha Ess!
Joyce’s Angel is all ruffledy with multi picot chains outlining the skirt and wings.
Joyce’s Angel https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6734681/joyce-angel-new-blog-pdf-81k?da=y&dnad=y
Marjorie’s Angel has a bell shaped skirt with an open space just right to dangle a bell shaped heart or shiny crystal.
Marjorie’s Angel https://www.keepandshare.com/doc/6734680/marjorie-angel-new-blog-pdf-102k?da=y&dnad=y

See you in class!

 

 

Homework submitted 12-2-2016

Denise is sharing more of her Holiday tatting:

Snowflake from 24 Snowflakes by Lene Bjorn

Snowflake from 24 Snowflakes by Lene Bjorn

She’s decorating 12 shuttles to help her work.

Cabochon pattern by Edda Guastalla

Cabochon pattern by Edda Guastalla

A little something for her cards. Two old favorites floated in:

Snowflake from Book #3 by Anna Valeire

Snowflake from Book #3 by Anna Valeire 

Quantiesque by Jon Yusoff

Quantiesque by Jon Yusoff

And a cutie for someone young:

Baby Dragon by Martha Ess

Baby Dragon by Martha Ess

See you in class!

 

Class Material 11-30-2016

Tatting to Celebrate the Winter

During the winter solstice season there are many international celebrations. And tatters can always find a pattern to tat in honor of the celebration. From Hanukkah to Eid-e-Milad, from Christmas to Kwanzaa there is a tatting design that can be made for it.

Kwanzaa: Create a petite beaded block tatted lapel to honor Kwanzaa. Study the Block tatting method used in the Hanson pattern

(http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2/blocktat/hanson.html). Load 12 black, 12 green and 12 red beads on the thread.
Two rows of each color bead.
Tat CH 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1
Wrap CH 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1
Join to row 1 return to tatting method. Repeat twice more to create a block of 36 beads, 12 in each color. Attach to safety pin.

Angels: Angels are popular around the world. From an angel small enough to dance on the head of a paper clip

Angel Paper Clip by Ellen Lai

Angel Paper Clip by Ellen Lai

(http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2009/ellenpclipangel.jpg)

Vidalia the Sweet Onion Angel by Hope Green and Lenore English

Vidalia the Sweet Onion Angel by Hope Green and Lenore English

to Vidalia the Sweet Onion Ring Angel, there are over 30 angel patterns are listed at http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2585.asp

Stars: Tatted stars are perfect decorations for a holiday tree and fit safely into a greeting card without extra postage! 20+ stars are twinkling on this page at http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2689.asp

Snowflakes: Tatted snowflakes could well blanket the world! Bellaonline.com, has a blizzard of free tatting patterns for true snowflakes, each of which have six or a multiple of six points. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/429.asp

Snowflakes for beginners: Even a new tatter can make a snowflake in just a few minutes. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8435.asp

New Year’s: Celebrate fireworks for your gala evening earrings and fireworks in the sky with these bright and colorful patterns. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/4990.asp

Chinese New Year’s: Check out our dragons!! http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/5877.asp

And however you may celebrate the end of the year, let us believe that there is always hope for peace.

Awareness Star of Hope by Kathy Hodges

Awareness Star of Hope by Kathy Hodges

Kathy Hodge’s “Awareness Star of Hope (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2015/kathyhawarenessstarofhope.pdf) is found on http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2689.asp.

Reminder to mark your calendars for Winter Break. Dec. 13, 2016 – Jan, 15, 2017

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-21-2016

Denise got so excited the Cubs won she HAD to tat this bookmark from Tat’s Where I Stopped.

Baseball Bookmark by Nancy Tracy

Baseball Bookmark by Nancy Tracy

Then she felt the nip of winter weather and tatted this beauty:

mitten bookmark by Nancy Tracy

mitten bookmark by Nancy Tracy

She added beads to use as an ornament. For the next one, she has decided more beads!

For more inspiration, here’s  a collection of Holiday Towels trimmed by MJ:

mj-towels

I’m traveling for Thanksgiving this year to a close friend’s house. Perhaps I will have time to pull out my shuttles and tat a Thank You gift!

See you in class!

Class Material 11-21-2016

Let’s start our holiday tatting!
Sue Turnbull’s Holiday Ball Cover, http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/sueturnbullholidayballcover.pdf

Ornament by Sue Turnball

Ornament by Sue Turnball

And Congratulations to Anita Barry for her IOLI convention exhibition work which was feautured on the cover of the IOLI 2016 summer issue Bulletin.
The CornBasket by Anita Barry http://www. georgiaseitz.com/ioli/ioli2016covercornbasketanitabarry.pdf

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-18-2016

We have suggestions for Holiday tatting today:

Denise has been enjoying Karey Soloman’s book Doily Delights.

Plain and Fancy by Karey Soloman

Plain and Fancy by Karey Soloman

This beauty gave her plenty of practice with split chains. She found a cute snowman pattern to practice her split rings:

Snowman by Deb Arnold

Snowman by Deb Arnold

And this leash of foxes are cavorting off to the designer in Italy:

denise-foxes

Margaret loves tatting up these trims for her friends:

Icicle by Barb Foster

Icicle by Barb Foster

She used Multi-use Metallic Craft Cord. Being 60% polypropylene and 40% metallic, it works just fine with her needle.

Icicle by Barb Foster

Icicle by Barb Foster

See you in class!

Class Material 11-12-2016

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016  we will hold early (afternoon) class session only. No later (evening) class.

We will be discussing joins, illusions and offset picots.

Please review the Catherine Wheel Join:
CWJ http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56959.asp
CWJ http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/CatherineJoin.pdf
Karey Solomon Simple Daisy with Catherine Wheel joins
This is called “Simple Dahlia” and features the Catherine Wheel Join. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303513.asp

Here is a design from Karey Solomon’s new book, “Tat Mats”
Review Tat Mats by Karey Solomon http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303462.asp

Faux Clover Tatted Edging from Coats & Clark Booklet #121 pg 31 pattern A-314.
Faux Clover Tatted Edging A314 http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303569.asp

Let’s revisit this pattern which uses offset picots.
5 Designs by Winifred Worth http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300487.asp

Jan Stawasz photo on book cover

Please review this discussion of the offset picot:
Jan Stawasz Heart Offset Picots http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/jansheart.pdf

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-11-2016

Welcome M Soledad Aldea Subiabre to our corner of Tatland! She has submitted a wonderful mask to inspire us!

mask by M Soledad Aldea Subiabre

mask by M Soledad Aldea Subiabre

This was created using Atlas thread (lurex) with shuttle for a Facebook challenge.

See you in class!

Tatting submitted 11-7-2016

Margaret has sent in a picture of another card she created using her needle tatting and watercolors:

margaret-front-of-organ-card         margaret-inside-organ-card

The numerals are in Houstine Cooper’s book available through Handy Hands, Tatting ABC’s and 123’s . She reports that he will be framing the card. What a wonderful way to thank a musician for playing week after week!

Reminder of no early session Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. See you for the later session (evening where I’m sitting).

See you in class!

Class Material for 11-7-2016

Reminder that we will meet only once during later time (evening in US) on Monday, November 7, 2016

Looking for a really challenging tatting pattern? Read on!

pearl tatting Riego Morales Takeda

This Riego pattern was modernized by Lily Morales back in 2001 and Matthew Takeda provided a diagram. From the files of the Online Tatting Class.
Nov. 3 Bella Online Newsletter Riego pearl tatting pattern

See you in class!