Some tempting fundraising items

Hang onto your shuttles and needles gang! The TatDays fundraising scholarship is gathering steam and lovely gifts. Take a look:

http://tatdaysscholarship.info/pics2015/picsset1/index.html

And for more info, visit the Palmetto Tat Days page:

http://palmettotatters.org/events/TatDays2015/TatDays2015.shtml

Enjoy the break!

July Beginner Special Class 2015

It’s time!!!!

Here’s the pattern:

20150723 cyn orb ready

here’s a picture of working with stabilizer threads:

working with stabilizers

The first and second section are done and the third section is just started at the top of the picture.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 7-22-2015

Summertime is a chance to get out and tat. This summer Judy has been spending time healing, so less outside time and more tat time!

Cool Tatted Sun by Nancy Tracy

Cool Tatted Sun by Nancy Tracy

Incidentally, you can catch Nancy’s pattern here and sign up for her email newsletter with free patterns.

*********ANNOUNCEMENT*********
Time: Thursday July 23, 2015 (that’s tomorrow)
Place: Chatzy room
Pattern: mystery
Teacher: our own Cyn!

See the postings on NSAN for materials list or email a class member.
Here’s a sample from Sue of June’s Suncatcher:

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

After years of bobbin lace and other needle arts, Sue has been needle tatting with us just a few months. She perservered with help from a photo Annie posted on the group site.
Well done Sue!
Come find out what tatting fun Cyn has cooked up for us tomorrow!

See you in class!

Homework submitted 7-20-2015

Can you believe July is half over? If you’re shivering in the cold, today’s homework will be familiar:

Cheryl Peper sends us her version of Marilee Rockley’s Melt Into Spring:

Melt Into Spring by Marilee Rockley

Melt Into Spring by Marilee Rockley

She has also dipped her toe into the Imported Tatting Patterns book we looked at in April:

Design 8175 published by Spool Cotton Company

Design 8175 published by Spool Cotton Company

The publication date is unknown although our leader has narrowed it to a date range. She her article here for her review.

Doily from pattern 8175 Spool Cotton Company

Doily from pattern 8175 Spool Cotton Company

Cheryl reports that, “These patterns were my first encounters with daisy picots, onion rings and split chains! A definite leaning experience.” Well done!

We have a special treat coming Thursday. Cynthia will present her mystery pattern. Last month was a suncatcher. What will be this month? See the messages on NSAN and sign in during normal class times this Thursday, July 23, 2015.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 7-16-2015

Muskaan has been taking shelter from the monsoons with her tatting shuttles. For her notes on these patterns, please visit her blog: http://www.tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.in/

Muskaan bookmark trio

The pastel bookmark is worked in Bliss size 7. Muskaan was inspired by Grace Tan (her Jane’s Bookmark Cross) and Annie’s Granny Faux Pas to load her shuttles with Anchor Mercer size 20 in Maroon and tat some tails. Well done!

Bookmark by Robin Perfetti based on Fig. 28 of Schiffchenspitze by Tina Frauberger

Bookmark by Robin Perfetti based on Fig. 28 of Schiffchenspitze by Tina Frauberger

She ventured in size 40 territory with this bookmark worked in Anchor Mercer Yellow (size 40).

Finally, she shares her version of a great doily pattern:

TIAS Doily 2009 by Iris Niebach

TIAS Doily 2009 by Iris Niebach

For this project, she used Anchor Mercer Khaki Brown and Ecru/Cream in size 20.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 7-8-2015

Summertime is a time to catch up in my life. Amrutha has been busy finishing this beautiful doily:

Serwetka frywolitkowa by Aleksandra Pawlak

Serwetka frywolitkowa by Aleksandra Pawlak

Lovely work. She reports that she used Viscose thread 600/3 from Mumbai, India. This has inspired me to dig out my unfinished project! Thank you Amrutha!

See you in class in September!

Gallery pages

Today is a good day to celebrate tatting submitted over the years. These pages change as each new piece is submitted, so browsing your favorite tatter’s page is encouraged. As always, if you spot any errors or omissions, please let me know; either by comment to the page or by email to the submission address on the about page.

Happy summer tatting!

Summer tatting submitted 7-1-2015

It’s summertime! And that means County Fairs!

Randee sent in her ribbon winner:

Heart's Desire by Susan Fuller

Heart’s Desire by Susan Fuller

Well Done!

Who else has entered a fair? We love to cheer tatting on!

summer tatting submitted 6-28-2015

This summer we’re posting not-necessarily-homework along with homework:

duck by Melanie Cervi

duck by Melanie Cervi

This little guy is from Melanie. He looks lonely! Anybody have a tatted critter ready to play?

 

Come join us!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

same times as class: (3 PM EDT & 8:30 PM EDT)

same location: chatzy room

Cyn will lead us in a surprise pattern! She advises that you will need Thread in your choice of color, beads in 2 colors that are ok with the thread color you chose. I am using white thread and red and blue beads…yes this is in honor of Independence day aka July 4. You can use your country’s colors or pick 3 colors you like and go well together It will not be a flag. The pattern will work well using shuttle OR needle.

For more information, contact NSAN members for posts OR come to class!

See you in class!