Homework submitted 2-219-2020

We welcome Lorna to our posting tatters today.

Dove by JoAnn Stearns

She was intrigued by tatting 40 years ago. This little beauty flew off her shuttles recently. I can’t wait to see what other lace she creates!

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Class Material 1-19-2020

Do-si-Do Doily by Harolah

Do-si-Do Doily by Harolah

Come Join us as we talk through this fabulous pattern developed in our Design class.

For more information please see the About page.

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First tatting collage 11-11-2019

We honor all the men and women in the United States that have served or are serving in uniform.

Thank you.

From Melanie:

Bookmark from Threads magazine in the 70’s.

From Georgia:


Doily tatted by Georgia

From Robin:

Robin bookmark

Bookmark tatted by Robin

From Harolah:

From Bernice:

Bernice first edging

edging from Learn How book tatted by Bernice

From Amritha:

from 25 motif challenge

Thank you to all who shared pictures of their first tatting.

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Tatting submitted 11-8-2019

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s getting chilly. Amritha tatted this up to celebrate:

Snowflake by Amritha Prabhu

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Class Material 11-4-2019

Long gone are the days when we carried lovely embroidered handkerchiefs with dainty tatted lace edgings for every day use. But special occasions call for special hankies. For the bride, the mother of the bride and the mother-in-law, too.

3 hanky designs by G. Seitz '90's

These three edgings are based on patterns published in vintage Workbasket Magazines. We will be studying them in class today.

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Class Material 10-26-2019

We’re getting ready for the Holidays with a butterfly:

Carolyn Groves Deaconess 1916 butterfly

This beauty is from a 1919 pattern Deaconess Butterfly. Carolyn Goves rewrote the vintage instructions using our modern techniques and notation. Thank you Carolyn!

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Class Material 10-21-2019

We will revisit a vintage pattern published in Workbasket June 1948 on pages 7-8.

This pattern features the special onion ring join. It is one of the most decorative techniques to learn. Variations of this motif are fun to explore:

wbjune 1948

Come find out where these joins are hiding.

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Class Material 10-14-2019

Workbasket magazine is a treasure trove of simple and elegant patterns to tat. For this week’s class, we’ll look at 2 tatted braid edgings with scalloped points from 1948:

2 Tat & Scaloped Braid edgings WB 6/1948

But don’t let these fool you! The written directions reveal how we can use these beauties!
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Homework submitted 10-11-2019

Into the inbox flew this snowflake:

Butterfly Snowflake by Emma Crew

This was tatted by Diane the Lace-Lovin’ Librarian. Thank you for helping us start the 20th Season of classes with this beauty!

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Class Material 10-7-2019

12 Weeks until the Holidays!

What to tat? Let’s start with this lovely design by Emma Crew.

Emma Crew Flutterflake


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