Class Material 12-10-2018

Beware of errors in old patterns!

Workbasket April 1948 pg. 13 Two Scalloped Tatted Edge double stitch count

This vintage pattern is easy enough to follow if you don’t read the strange directions with missing parts.

We’ll discuss this Scalloped Edging from a vintage Workbasket.

See you in class!

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Homework submitted 11-26-2018

Amritha has been practicing her two color tatting using a needle:
Amritha needle two color sample

Well done!

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Homework submitted 11-23-2018 and more

Lots to share today as my computer has been unavailable for quite some time. My apologies to those eager to share.

First off, new tatter Mary N. share her Butterfly from Lesson 1:

Butterflies are Forever Free by Cynthia Stevenson

Amritha has been working on her needle tatting:

Nicely tatted!

Denise is making sure she is proficient in the Beginning Lesson patterns:

Candy Cane by Mary Maynard

Valentine Heart by Rosemarie Peel

And here is a slide show of the basket she made from 3 of Rosemarie’s Heart pattern:

And finally, Margaret created this for a knitting group friend:

Tatted Cross by Monica Hahn

It is tatted with Lavendar DMC thread in size 80 with gold-coloured seed beads using a size 8 tatting needle.

Fine lace all!

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-9-2018

Denise has returned to the beginning class series to master both needle and shuttle:

Butterflies are Forever Free by Cynthia Stevenson

Dove by JoAnn Stearns

Our beginning series continues each month. Please drop in to learn, cheer, and generally help out.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-7-2018

Melanie found a use for one of the insertions discussed in class:

Bookmark from Rosette insertion found in Mlle Riego book

She writes, “I wanted to make a bookmark/bracelet with the pattern, so came up with tatting chains around the end. However, I wasn’t happy with the look and needed a second trial, so the next day I tried a different stitch count.”

trial of end pattern for Rosette Insertion found in Mlle Riego book

That looks better to my eye! See you in class!

Class Material 11-5-2018

Mlle Riego is a familiar name to all tatters. All her books are available for free download as they are in the public domain. See http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/tatting.htm The Antique Pattern Library
Riego Maltese or pearl tatting illustration

This week join us as we study Mlle. Riego’s Lace Tatting Book 1866, http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/RiegoLace.pdf 

See you in class!

 

Tatting submitted 10-29-2018

Karen sent this picture to add to the discussion:

Karen motif sample

This is similar to Diag. 9 in the Priscilla book.

Melanie accepted the challenge of tatting the stems:

CWL join sample

She writes, “I used 4 colors to tat up a bit of Fig. 7. For the bottom line of tatting, I used blue thread on the shuttle with red thread as a chain working thread. For the top line of tatting I used yellow thread on the shuttle with green thread as a chain working thread.”

Who’s next?

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Class Material 10-28-2018

We continue our discussion of over-crochet and over-tatted patterns. Karen Cabrera will share her update of a pattern in the Priscilla book:

Grapes and Leaves from the Priscilla Tatting Book #3

Grapes and leaves by Karen Cabrera

The pattern is discussed by Georgia posted here:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art305695.asp

See you in class!

Tatting submitted 10-26-2018

Margaret has fun helping with a Tat-in at her local library. These two beauties were tatted last Saturday by Claire and Philip:

Christmas Medallion by Barbara Foster

Christmas Medallion by Barbara Foster

TIP (tatting in public) is great fun. If you can, snap a picture of what comes off the needles and shuttles. Inspiring others to tat is great fun!

See you in class!

Tatting submitted 10-24-2018

Usha has been playing with split rings:

Split RIngs Triangle by Usha Shah

Wonderful work!

See you in class!