Homework submitted 2-5-2016

Christine has worked another of Nina Libin’s patterns for today’s post:

Trefoil motif by Nina Libin

Trefoil motif by Nina Libin

This sample was tatted in HH Flora size 10 color 140 with Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads #00332.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 2-3-2016

We have a submission from an accomplished needle tatter today:

Bonnie Swank has sent us her Swirl Join practice worked in Lizbeth size 20 in white using a #7 needle.

Swirl Join practice piece from tutorial by Nina Libin

Swirl Join practice piece from tutorial by Nina Libin

and 2 photos of the pattern from Monday’s class:

Top Button Ornament BNL 154 by Nina Libin

Top Button Ornament BNL 154 by Nina Libin

Top Button Ornament BNL 154 by Nina Libin

Top Button Ornament BNL 154 by Nina Libin

Both are worked in Kerinik Metallics Medium #16 Braid in color 006 using size 6 beads and size 5 needle.

Wonderful inspiration!

See you in class!

Lesson Material for Monday 2-1-2016

Monday class will be special!

This is the third week in our study of Beanile Beaded Tatting. This tutorial is especially for the needle tatter. Please try to come a little early. Please read the tutorial before class .

Needle Tatting Beanile Lace http://www.beanile.com/bead-tat-ndl.pdf
Bonnie Swank has worked with Nina to revise last week’s pattern so we can tat it without the cut and tie in the original pattern: Nina Libin’s Swirl Join Top Button Ornament BNL-154 http://www.beanile.com/SWIRL-1.pdf

necklace and earrings BNL-168-a-1 by Nina Libin

necklace and earrings BNL-168-a-1 by Nina Libin

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It’s time for the annual Online Tatting Class to ignore the Superbowl Football game and tat! Wally Sosa has prepared her annual birthday motif for us to share, but we still need the traditional Superbowl Snowflake pattern. Who has one to share?
Mark your calendar= Feb. 7, Sunday, 7:30PM ET (New York time) one class only.

Homework submitted 1-29-2016

It’s just around the corner!

Our annual Ignore the Superbowl and Tat Event!

Come join us in the room at the regular class times on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

Christine has been getting in the mood with a previous year snowflake:

Super Bowl Snowflake by Georgia Seitz

Super Bowl Snowflake by Georgia Seitz

See you in class!

Homework submitted 1-27-2016

Nina Libin has been igniting our classes! Her Pulled Loop Join and Swirl Join techniques have inspired quite a few submissions. It’s wonderful to see how many enjoy learning new ways of creating lace.

Here is Amrutha’s sample:

Swirl Join Motif by Nina Libin

Swirl Join Motif by Nina Libin

We welcome a new participant next: Christine AS

Swirl Join Motif by Nina Libin

Swirl Join Motif by Nina Libin

She used Lizbeth Size 20 in color 640. Very nice!

Melanie completed a motif from 40 Original Tatting Patterns:

Wild Rose Medallion by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Wild Rose Medallion by Nellie Hall Youngburg

The thread used is DMC size 30. A bit soft, but held up to adding beads nicely.

Please check out the News page as upcoming tatting weekend events are being added.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 1-25-2016

Class is starting soon!

I have another practice piece to share from Muziki:

bookmark of Sirled Join practice piece designed by Nina Libin

bookmark of Sirled Join practice piece designed by Nina Libin

See you in class!

Lesson Material for Monday 1-25-2016

Our lesson for Monday will have our heads twirling merrily about
as we study Nina Libin’s Swirl Join.

Example swirl join

Example swirl join

Nina Libin’s Swirl Join Top Button Ornament BNL-154
http://www.beanile.com/SWIRL-1.pdf

Please take a minute to study and perhaps print off the lesson before class. If you read through it first or give it a try, our discussion will make a lot more sense.  And please review http://www.georgiaseitz.com/reviews/libin/nlibinstudy.html if this technique is new to you. We are very fortunate that Nina Libin will be joining us for questions/explanations. Let’s make great use of all our time!

The 2016 index page is available.
http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/2016index.html

Please drop Georgia a note to let her know how great it looks!
See you in class!

Homework submitted 1-20-2016

Monday’s class was fantastic! Nina guided us through her Pulled Loop Join. We’ve been practicing. Here’s Fiona’s sample:

Pulled Loop join practice piece. Lesson taught from Nina Libin pattern

Pulled Loop join practice piece. Lesson taught from Nina Libin pattern

See you in class!

Lesson Material for 1-18-2016

Are you ready?

Our new semester of classes begins with lessons from
Nina Libin. We will explore her pulled loop join using both shuttle and needle.
Nina Libin’s Pulled Loop join http://www.beanile.com/PULLED%20LOOP%20join.pdf

Needle Tatting Beanile Lace http://www.beanile.com/bead-tat-ndl.pdf

So, grab your thread and your favorite tool.

Information on joining the class can be found on the About page of this blog.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 1-15-2015

Happy New Year!

I couldn’t resist repeating the greeting. Today, I share another Flutter Flake from Muziki.

Flutter Flake by Emma Crew

Flutter Flake by Emma Crew

Maybe if we tat these by the blizzard, the fluries will behave!
Remember classes have begun. Monday will be a doozy.

See you in class!