Tatting to Celebrate the Winter
During the winter solstice season there are many international celebrations. And tatters can always find a pattern to tat in honor of the celebration. From Hanukkah to Eid-e-Milad, from Christmas to Kwanzaa there is a tatting design that can be made for it.
Kwanzaa: Create a petite beaded block tatted lapel to honor Kwanzaa. Study the Block tatting method used in the Hanson pattern
(http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2/blocktat/hanson.html). Load 12 black, 12 green and 12 red beads on the thread.
Two rows of each color bead.
Tat CH 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1
Wrap CH 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1 b 1
Join to row 1 return to tatting method. Repeat twice more to create a block of 36 beads, 12 in each color. Attach to safety pin.
Angels: Angels are popular around the world. From an angel small enough to dance on the head of a paper clip
Angel Paper Clip by Ellen Lai
Vidalia the Sweet Onion Angel by Hope Green and Lenore English
to Vidalia the Sweet Onion Ring Angel, there are over 30 angel patterns are listed at http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2585.asp
Stars: Tatted stars are perfect decorations for a holiday tree and fit safely into a greeting card without extra postage! 20+ stars are twinkling on this page at http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2689.asp
Snowflakes: Tatted snowflakes could well blanket the world! Bellaonline.com, has a blizzard of free tatting patterns for true snowflakes, each of which have six or a multiple of six points. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/429.asp
Snowflakes for beginners: Even a new tatter can make a snowflake in just a few minutes. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8435.asp
New Year’s: Celebrate fireworks for your gala evening earrings and fireworks in the sky with these bright and colorful patterns. http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/4990.asp
Chinese New Year’s: Check out our dragons!! http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/5877.asp
And however you may celebrate the end of the year, let us believe that there is always hope for peace.
Awareness Star of Hope by Kathy Hodges
Kathy Hodge’s “Awareness Star of Hope (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2015/kathyhawarenessstarofhope.pdf) is found on http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/2689.asp.
Reminder to mark your calendars for Winter Break. Dec. 13, 2016 – Jan, 15, 2017
See you in class!