Summer tatting submitted

First off-  Thank you all for your patience as my aging laptop was replaced by a newer machine.

Next-  It’s a pleasure, as always, to applaud new tatter Sue at Hurwitzend. She has been enjoying making greeting cards using Nancy Tracy’s patterns:

Tatted Balloon by Nancy Tracy on birthday card

Tatted Balloon by Nancy Tracy on birthday card

Butterfly and Tatted Balloon by Nancy Tracy on Baby card

Butterfly and Tatted Balloon by Nancy Tracy on Baby card

finished Birthday card with Bear Paw by Nancy Tracy

finished Birthday card with Bear Paw by Nancy Tracy

And also the Beginner Class Special Event Suncatcher:

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

Suncatcher by Cynthia Stevenson

Well done Sue!

Veteran tatters MJ and Anna Grochowska have sent in pictures of their summer work:

Button Flowers by Lesley Brays

Button Flowers by Lesley Brays

That pattern and the next are from her treasured book published in 2015 by Ring of Tatters:

Wild Rose by Robina Melville

Wild Rose by Robina Melville

Anna created these necklaces for a wedding. Her daughter wore this one:

Hope found on Zoloto web

Hope found on Zoloto web

While she wore this one:

inspired by Ankars tatting

inspired by Ankars tatting

As the summer winds down, we eagerly await class resuming. Just a few short weeks!

Get ready for another Special Class!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cyn will lead us through another wonderful pattern! Stay tuned for hints and teasers!

New tatting patterns created

Tatters are typically generous people. Perhaps it’s because creating lace is a “lost art” don’t you know! (No, I didn’t know I am lost! LOL)

We present 3 new patterns today from the talented designer Muskaan:

Star Anise Studs by Muskaan

Star Anise Studs by Muskaan

She writes, “This decorative addition to any old studs is a result of my Cluny tatting learning experience.” What a great way to upcycle! Now, where is that earring I lost the mate to?

Gerbera Lace by Muskaan

Gerbera Lace by Muskaan

Here, Muskaan reworks a pattern previously published as a motif into a great bookmark. She decided since the central flowers look very pretty in all white, she would name this lace Gerberas.

Curly Cross Pendant by Muskaan

Curly Cross Pendant by Muskaan

Building on Ninetta’s wonderful Curled Rings technique, Muskaan came up with this beauty. It looks particularly nice in size 40 thread. For tips and patterns, please visit her blog: http://www.tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.in and as always, comments are always welcome!

See you in class!

tatting progress shared

Summertime is a great time to review the progress we make. Sue has made great progress in her tatting:

Tatted paw print by Nancy Tracy

Tatted paw print by Nancy Tracy

She whipped up this little guy to decorate a birthday card. Now for the greeting inside…..

Well done!
See you in class!

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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!