Homework Submitted 7-27-2016

Muskaan has been busy with a beloved pattern:

Vinnie Spring Doilies a

Spring Doily by Vinita Sharma

Wonderful springlike colors!

Applications are still being accepted for the scholarship for Tat Days attendees. Please see post on Bellaonline or on our fundraiser/events pages.

See you in class! (August 15)

Dreaming of snow yet?

For those in parts of the world that are just plain hot right now, this snowflake will help keep thoughts cooler:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303094.asp

This is an updated version of a pattern published in 1915. There are few tatted examples and none that I have access to. If you tat up this beauty, please send a photo to the admission address. I’ll add it to this post.

REMINDER: Special event class on August 15, 2016.

See you in class!

Tatting ideas shared 7-13-2016

Here’s an idea for simple earrings from Amrutha:

Celtic Earrings by Amrutha

Celtic Earrings by Amrutha

Earrings by Amrutha

Earrings by Amrutha

She was inspired to tat these in silk after considering what to add to the Tat Days fundraiser collection. Thank you for the inspiration!
See you in class!!

Tatting Ideas shared

Look what popped into my box!

detail from Doily by Jan Stawasz

detail from Doily by Jan Stawasz

Amrutha adapted this lovely pattern for a piece of jewelry a bride could use. Here’s another sample modeled:

detail from Doily by Jan Statwasz

detail from Doily by Jan Statwasz

The original pattern is in Tatted Treasure.

That looks so elegant and just what a bride could use!

Thank you!!

See you in class…..

upcoming special event announcement

Monday, July 11, 2016

Elke Grotegut will be presenting her method for tatting the flowers basket from Emmy Liebert’s Book 1.

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fig. 104 from Orkis-Arbejder Hefte 1 by Emmy Leibert as translated and diagrammed by Elke Grotegut

This basket was actually designed and tatted by Lotte Winter-Leipzig, however, there was no pattern included. Come and join us as we work our way through this one.

See you in class!

Homework Submitted 7-4-2016

Tatterbee has celebrated Canada Day with a lovely leaf. Those colors are so wonderful!

Maple Leaf Motif by Tammy Rodgers

Maple Leaf Motif by Tammy Rodgers

This pattern was originally inspired by a piece in Workbasket. Reworking old to new has kept tatting alive!

See you in class!

Homework submitted 6-27-2016

Several tatters have creative input today:

Rainbow Bright Earrings by Renee Campbell

Rainbow Bright Earrings by Renee Campbell

Renee designed and shared the pattern, Handy Hands marketed Rainbow Splash thread. Mary Jane B. chose size 20 to tat up and share her picture!

Thank you all for brightening our day!

The next summer event is tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2016. Watch the index page or your email for details.

Join us on Thursday, July 14, 2016 for a beginner special pattern led by Cyn. Same place and time and the beginner series.

See you in class!

 

Homework submitted 6-22-2016

The earrings are coming in! Here’s what Muskaan created:

Long Picot Earrings by Nina Libin

Long Picot Earrings by Nina Libin

The pearls are stunning!

Melanie also sent in a couple of earrings:

Long Picot Earrings II by Nina Libin

Long Picot Earrings II by Nina Libin

These are worked in Lizbeth size 40 Lt. Mint with size 14 beads.

Rainbow Bright Earrings by Renee Compbell

Rainbow Bright Earrings by Renee Compbell

The Star spacers were a find several years ago. Just the right size for size 80 thread.

The summer schedule of special classes will be announced on the Index page. Keep a watch out for the next dates there and also this blog.

See you in class!

Class Material 6-20-2016

Our first Summer Event!

We will be looking at a fabulous earring pattern from Nina Libin:

Long Picot Earring by Nina Libin

Long Picot Earrings II by Nina Libin

These earrings dangling in the summer breeze will be bright and sparkly. Come early and beat the heat!

See you in class!

Summer class schedule

Yesterday began our summer class schedule with a patriotic set of patterns. No matter what your flag looks like, the patterns Cyn shared will sparkle and lift your spirits.

Join us Monday for the next class. We will explore a pattern shared by Nina Libin for a wonderful set of earrings. Don’t wear earrings? I’m told they can be used as charms for phones, pulls for blinds, decorations for…well, the threads the limit! Oh, and beads.

Thank you to all the wonderful tatters who share their patterns, knowledge, encouragement, and love of thread. Tatting is not a lost art! Tatting rules!!