Welcome back to the 2016-2017 year!

Let’s start back to work by reviewing the fundamentals provided by the Online Tatting Class. OTC welcomes tatters to gather weekly and discuss tatting, patterns, and techniques. Mentors are available to help and there are classes for both beginners, intermediate and designing tatters. Volunteers are welcome. Patterns are welcome. Technique tutorials are welcome. And info about new books is most welcome indeed!

One basic service the OTC provides is the modernization of vintage patterns. Adding new models of the work, sharing diagrams with the double stitch count marked as well as order of work is paired with directions rewritten in tatter’s shorthand notation.

So let’s look at two oldies but goodies from 1922 and 1923.

Daisy Medallion http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303071.asp

daisy medallion from 1922 Home Arts and entertainment 1922

This pattern was published in a 1922 Home Arts & Entertainment magazine. It is shared with us by Ruth Perry. Two other patterns were on the same page (coming later) but the instructions for this one must have been on a page that we do not have unfortunately.

Luckily, we do have the photo to go by. Here is my best guess for the double stitch count and method of working.

Needlecraft Magazine 1926 June Dainty Tatted Trim by Anna J. Johnson http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art303322.asp
Needlecraft Magazine 1926 June Dainty Tatted Trim by Anna J. Johnson

This pattern is a good example of turning a floppy edging into a more stable edging or into an insertion.

Join us Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in our dedicated chat room. For information, please see the About page. See you in class!

Homework submitted 9-23-2016

Robina’s motif continues to inspire tatters! Cheryl Peper tatted this example:

Eliazbeth by Robina Melville

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

She commented that it needed a lot of blocking. Well done on tatting and finishing!

Jean Gordon enjoyed tatting Tammy Rogers’ pattern so much she finished 3 of them.

Maple Leaf by Tammy M. Rodgers

Maple Leaf by Tammy M. Rodgers

Worked in size 20 thread, she thinks any beginner that wants a challenge to improve their tatting skills will enjoy the pattern.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 9-21-2016

Jean Gordon is back again with a wonderful snowflake sample:

Six-pointed Motif by Louise Hauck

Six-pointed Motif by Louise Hauck

Tatterbee is also dreaming of cooler weather. She tatted this beauty:

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

I’m thinking these would make lovely Christmas gifts. It’s time for me to get started on the list of tatted gifts I’d like to have available. Thank you for the inspiration!
See you in class!

Homework submitted 9-19-2016

Welcome Jean, a new tatter to our group! She is working her way through the Beginner series. Here’s Lesson 1 sample:

Awareness Ribbon by Lenore English

Awareness Ribbon by Lenore English

Well done! We hope to see more of your work as you enjoy making lace.

See you in class!

Class information 9-19-2016

Welcome tatters!

We have announced that classes will resume this Monday. However, our wonderful leader, Georgia, has requested one more week of summer schedule. Cyn has begun the beginner classes on Thursday. Join in to refresh, cheer on, or just be with tatters! More information will be coming soon for the Design class and the Video channel.

I’ll be taking that time to organize my threads and shuttles! Here’s an excellent post by one of our brilliant designers on her organizational skills. http://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2016/08/stockpining-keeping-track.html I’m not sure I’ll attain that level. The sun is peaking through the fog more often now and the trails are beckoning!

See you in class next Monday or Thursday!

Homework Submitted 9-7-2016

Summertime is winding down. Fall weather is approaching. To get us in the mood, Annie has tatted our summer special pattern:

Maple Leaf by Tammy Rodgers

Maple Leaf by Tammy Rodgers

She plans to finish several more using the thread at the top of the picture.

Classes will resume next week starting with a beginner session on Thursday, September 15, 2016. In the meantime, what have you been tatting this summer?

See you in class!

Homework submitted 8-29-2016

As some of us bake in summer weather, tatters can cool off with a snowflake! Georgia drew our attention in a forum post last year to a book from 1915: Tatting To-Day by Louis Hauck. Muskaan dug right in a came up with these beauties:

Snowflake Hauck 1 Musk

Six-pointed Motif by Louise Hauck

Please enjoy her post for a modern notation version of the pattern and her tips. I think I’d like to tat this with some beads for a sparkle effect!

Classes resume in a few weeks!
See you there!

Homework submitted 8-17-2016

Robina’s pattern is inspiring more tatters to fill the world with flowers. Bernice sent us this pretty example:

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Muskaan worked the pattern using two colors:

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

We welcome a new contributor to the class: Shirley McKee. She used Lizbeth thread for this creation off of her shuttles:

Shirley Eliz

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Thursday, August 18, 2016 is another summer event during the Beginner class time. Please join us as we look at a pattern celebrating fall.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 8/15/2016

Our summer event is already a success! Mary Neff sent in this version in a lovely tan:

Woven Center Flower by Robina Melville

Elizabeth by Robina Melville

Classes will resume in a few weeks. Time to finish all those UFO’s!
See you in class!

Special Event 8-15-2016

Take a break from August and join us for a special event. Same tat chat room. Same time as classes during the school year. We’ll be looking at Woven Center flower from Robina Melville shared originally with Ring of Tatters.


More details will be released with the reminder email. So, keep an eye on the index page of the class website.

Also, Tamie has updated the video offerings she has posted on Youtube. She has uploaded a series using shuttle, needle, and a series of more advanced techniques. Please visit the channels and her tat-along videos for her excellent work! Thank you Tamie!