Tatting submitted 12-28-2017

Presents have been gifted and the oohs and ahhs still echo!

Margaret tatted this beauty with her needle and Altin Basak Thread size 50:

Trinka by Terry McGuffin

Classes will resume soon. In the meantime, pause to thank all those wonderful tatters you know!

See you in class!


Tatting submitted 12-8-2017

Denise sent us a picture of her festive Holiday tatting:

Ice Drop variation

She added a 2017 penny to the back to commemorate the date tatted. What a lovely idea!

Our classes are on Winter Break for a few weeks. If you wish inspiration or help, follow the links on the About page to any number of tatting resources. As always, email is a great way to ask specifics.

See you in the New Year!

Tatting submitted 12-6-2017

Shuttles are flying, needles are zipping, and gifts are completed! Whew!

Welcome to Grainne. She shares this lovely piece:

tatting around medal

Remember Winter recess begins next week until Jan. 15, 2018.

See you in class!

Class Material 12-4-2017

It’s getting colder here in the US. Time to tat some snow:

beaded snowflake by Harolah Cheser 2017

Li’l David’s Snowflake by Harolah Cheser

This design came from work done for our Tuesday design class. Thank you Harolah!

Winter recess begins next week. We will be taking a break from discussing new patterns on Monday, however, informal chat sessions continue at class time. And as always, if you wish help with a technique or pattern, the wonderful volunteer teachers are available by email.

Classes resume Jan. 15, 2018

See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-29-2017

Tuesday design class has been exploring elements in tatting. Margaret tatted up this rosary as a sample for discussion. Wonderful work!

Rosary by Margaret Boos

And she tatted up this angel for decorating:

Angel with Paisley Wings by Sheila Heneise

See you in class!


Class Material 11-27-2017

Our classes resume their regular schedule today.

Please join us as we look at Ruth Perry’s Thankful snowflake:

Thankful Snowflake 2017 by Ruth Perry


See you in class!

Homework submitted 11-22-2017

Welcome to Elvira Salkeld. She sent in this picture of her bracelet:

Elvira bracelet

Bracelet by Elvira

She writes, “I learned the very basics of needle tatting through this first piece … and transformed it into a bracelet while I was taking a silver jewelry class. I found out I was not fond of metalsmithing, but yarn has always passionate me.”

Melanie tried out Maltilda (one of the patterns from Monday class):

Matilda by Lee Hye-oon

Matilda by Lee Hye-oon

She wanted to use different colors for each section. Grabbing from her stash of leftovers, Round 1 shuttle 1  White  and shuttle 2 Vineyard variegated

Round 2 shuttle 1 Mocha and shuttle 2 Springtime variegated

Not the most pleasing color combinations, but you can follow the path of the thread well. Incidently, the chains in round 1 ended up a set too long. Correctly following the pattern helps it lay flat.

See you in class!

Class Material 11-20-2017

We have a full class line-up today.

Tonya Smith shares a cute pattern which will make a great gift for the holidays, graduations or any happy time.
Tonys’s Tatted Pen Insert

Tonya Smith tatted pen insert


Also let’s review Bev Dillon’s Tatted Coin Bracelet.coin bracelet by Sue Behr, from the files of the Online Tatting Class
This is a perfect pattern for those cabochons that are a bit too small for the Ice drop pattern.
coin bracelet by Sue Behr, from the files of the Online Tatting Class

Two motifs shared by Hye-oon Lee from her new book,

cover Lovely Tatting Doilies Fall and Winte, Hye-oon Lee

Lovely tatting Doilies Fall & winter. Hye-oon Lee http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art

“Hye-oon Lee pink motif bk 2 link for pattern

Hye-oon Lee pink motif bk 2 2017

Come early for this full class of tatting fun!
See you in class!


Homework submitted 11-17-2017

Monday’s class on Onion RIngs and Magic Squares sure was stimulating! Some samples have been floating around. Here’s what Jan submitted for posting:

sample of Onion Ring technique

Thank you for sharing. A reminder for submitting pictures. Please use .png or .jpg format. Your phone or tablet will usually help you out with that. Mail to the gmail address on the about page. Also include any info you think would be of interest as in what thread you use or any tweeks you made to the pattern. Please help us encourage designers to share by crediting their work and helping me spread the word.

If you have pictures of gifts to share, please let me know and I’ll keep as much anonymous as I can. Or, share them after the gift is opened!

See you in class!

Class Material 11-13-2017

Hello Tatters!

Our next lesson is a study in the onion ring technique and its application in tatting design. Robin Perfetti shares her work with us.

Robin Perfetti’s Onion Ring Magic Square Pattern
Robin Perfetti's Onion Ring Magic Square Pattern #1

Square #1

This is a long lesson, please print it off or read through before class.
If you need to review the basic onion ring technique, study these pages: