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
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.
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!