Homework Submitted 4-27-2016

Today we welcome tatting from Grace West. She has been busy learning new techniques.

Two Color Necklace bn1016 by Nina Libin

Two Color Necklace bn1016 by Nina Libin

Well done!
See you in class!

Class Material for April 25, 2016

We’re curling our rings this week! Muskaan and Ninetta have an exciting class prepared for us. Get those shuttles wound or needles ready. Please read through the material before class.

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/2016index.html

detail of Curled Ring technique

detail of Curled Ring technique

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/ninettaalternatemethodsofcurlingrings.pdf

picture of bracelet with curled rings by Ninetta

picture of bracelet with curled rings by Ninetta

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2016/ninettabraceletscapriccio.pdf

See you in class!

Homework submitted 4-20-2016

Blocking is a step that often holds little interest for tatters. The thread does have a siren call for us. Amritha added that crucial step to this little guy:

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

And now I’m off to figure out who’s singing outside in the bush by my window.

See you in class!

Take a holiday

No classes Monday, April 18, 2016.

See you next week!

Homework submitted 4-15-2016

More Bluebirds flew in yesterday! Thank you Judy.

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

See you in class!

Homework submitted 4-13-2016

The designs first published by Nellie Hall Youngburg are still inspiring classes and tatters. These flew in on a Spring Breeze:

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Bluebird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Tatted by Amritha, a new tatter signing in from Inda.

Joyce sent in these fine examples:

Blue Bird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Blue Bird by Nellie Hall Youngburg

 

Snowflake #3 by Anna Valeire

Snowflake #3 by Anna Valeire

Violet Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Violet Edging by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Wild Rose by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Wild Rose by Nellie Hall Youngburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you in class!

Retrospective

I missed International Tatting Day celebration in the classroom. I had a social gathering locally that had to take precedence. I hoped to generate interest in tatting and organ music. I’m afraid the only benefit was a rehearsal of my “elevator pitch” and putting a name to several faces and faces to several names. Ah well. Each time I talk about tatting, I can but hope to spark some interest in someone.

So, when did you last TIP? (tat in public)

When did you last talk about tatting?

When did you last hand some tatting to someone to touch and feel the thread?

If it’s been awhile, think about this summer when class in on break. Set a goal for yourself. Send us an email about that goal to the submission address on the About page. Homework trickles in all summer. I will add goals and successes as they come in also.

See you in class!

Homework submitted 4-6-2016

Melanie added beads to the pattern we looked at several weeks ago. Then she worked it again with sequins and beads.

Celtic Picot Mat by Jennifer Williams

Celtic Picot Mat by Jennifer Williams

Quite a nice effect!

See you in class!

Class Material 4-4-2016

This week we are reviewing Maltese Tatting.
Eliz’s Maltese Pinwheel Snowflake Instructions
During our recent study of pearl tatting we encountered a very old diagram entitled “The Maltese Ring” in one of the antique Riego Books.

riegomaltese
Just as we used the split ring technique of encapsulating for split rings, hiding ends, and the pearl tatted chain, we can apply this wrapping technique to a ring. Eliz Davis had prepared this example of a maltese ring for the Snowflake for us.

elizmaltese

Maltese Pinwheel Snowflake by Eliz Davis

See you in class!

Homework submitted 4-1-2016

April starts out with more Nellie Hall Youngburg tatting. We’re so pleased that tatters are finding these patterns so enjoyable to tat.

Motif # 22 by Nellie Hall Younburg

Motif # 22 by Nellie Hall Younburg

Acorn Motif # 24 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

Acorn Motif # 24 by Nellie Hall Youngburg

To the left is Annie’s version of Motif # 22 in bright spring colors. To the right is Lelia’s Acorn in wonderful shades of a forest glade.

Please look through the book: 40 Original Tatting Designs. There’s something there for everyone! If you would like to see the updated notation, please look at the class list .

Well done all!

See you in class!