Tatting submitted 6-20-2018

We welcome Sarah P. to our corner of tatland with this submission:

Tryptich from the Antique Pattern Library

She writes, “The one on the far left is one of my first attempts.  The center one is a piece I made when I was fairly content with my skill level.  I’ve been using it for a few years.  The green one on the left was tatted in just the last few days using a full stitch after each join rather than a half stitch.”

Wonderful way to study a pattern and to document the journey in skill. Thank you!

Class is on summer recess now, but if you create for gifts, Fair entries, or in a workshop, we invite you to send along a picture for posting.

See you in class!


Tatting Submitted 6-13-2018

Marion sent this cheery coaster for our viewing pleasure:

Coaster by Kendra Goodnow

Class is on break for a few weeks. Time to catch up on that “to tat” pile and discover new material for next year’s classes!

Tatting submitted 6-6-2018

Marion has tatted an Ice Drop for a friend:

Bloomin’ Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori (back)

Bloomin’ Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori (front)

Such a cheery gift!

Class will be on break until mid-September. Please watch for the date in an email.

If you are entering tatting in a Fair or Display, please send pictures for posting here to the submission address. It’s great fun to see the ribbons and awards.

Class Material 6-3-2018

Monday will be our last class (on Monday) of the season. We will take a break until September. We will be looking at 2 patterns from the Anne Orr project:

Medallion #3 book 2 Anne Orr Star Book 1935tasseled fob, Motif #8, by Daniela Medola

We will continue to post pictures of tatting that you send in to the submission address. There will also be special event classes.

See you in class!

Class Material 5-28-2018

In the USA today, we will remember. To celebrate this Memorial Day, we’ll look at patterns based on flag designs. Here’s an earring pattern from past files:

flagearring by Sonya Loyd

Flag Earring by Sonya Loyd

We wil visit vintage patterns and look at adapting those to our current flag designs from around the world.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 5-23-2018

What a wonderful class Monday! Muskaan sent in this picture:

Charming Frills by Usha Shah

The red version is her test tat for Usha, the beaded version her play. The beads add so much. Thank you!

Melanie played also with 2 patterns from class:

Mel cross with frill

Celtic Cross 2009 by Ruth Perry and Charming Frills by Usha Shah

See you in class!

Class Material 5-21-2018

Today’s lesson is a Frivolous Frill:

Charming Frills by UshaS

This is so cute. Usha’s Charming Frill https://www.georgiaseitz.com/2018/patterns/ushafrill.pdf

 We’ll be looking at this step by step.  step by step picture set

This is a good exercise in the Catherine Wheel Join by Patricia Cobb. For review, please see:


Join us!

See you in class!

Class Material 5-14-2018

The Adventure continues!

We’ll catch up the discussion on Dora Young Knot Stitch with material shared in previous blog posts. Check out Karen’s video channel.

We’ll also discuss a 1922 patent filing for a method of tatting. And who thought needle tatting was new? Well, it’s all relative and lots more to discover. Pull up a chair, put on your thinking cap, and pick up your thread!

See you in class!

Tatting Submitted 5-14-2018

Marion captured this beauty and sent a picture our way:

Marion butterfly

Papillon Butterfly by Joelle Paulson

Great 3-D effect!
See you in class!

Homework submitted 5-11-2018

Ninetta sent in a wonderful explanation of her sample Dora Young Knot Stitch:

sample of Dora Young Knot Stitch tatted by Ninetta Caruso

She explains her method:

This time I started attaching the stitches to a piece of fabric, like in the edging N.21 at page 31 of the book, but I followed a triangular pattern, made up just to practise tatting the ks. For helping me to hold the picot in position, I used a paper clip, that turned out to be the key for me, otherwise my picots kept on closing. I started with 2 threads, one in the SH1 and one in SH2, then in 3rd row I added a second thread to SH1 and tatted row 3 and row 4, then cut out the 2nd thread from the shuttle and continued with just one. Two threads on shuttle tend to twist and I had to drop the SH1 very often. I used a  DMC size 40 cotton thread on SH1 and a comparable size polyester sewing thread on SH2 (gutermann ca02776). Only my personal opinion, but I like it with 2 threads only.

Thank you for adding to our tatting knowledge. Now to empty shuttles so I can try this out…..

See you in class!