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 

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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:

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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!

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Tatting submitted 10-24-2018

Usha has been playing with split rings:

Split RIngs Triangle by Usha Shah

Wonderful work!

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Class Material 10-22-2018

Beginning and Intermediate tatters are especially invited to study this lesson with us. It is a classic rosette by Anne Orr and it teaches us how to climb out from the center to the edge without cutting the thread.

classic rosette by Georgia Seitz

Thank you to Stephanie for bringing this pattern out to enjoy again.
Rose Medallion #39 by Anne Orr

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Homework submitted 10-19-2018

MJ found a violet hiding in some thread and a few beads:

MJ Violet

Violet Pattern by Sharon Briggs

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Class Material 10-15-2018

For this week’s lesson, we look at a tatted lace box with flowers. Sharon Briggs put this together from previously published patterns.

flowers on lace box by Sharon Briggs

Please look at “Violet Pattern – Tatted Lace Pattern Collection” in her newsletter Volume 2 Edition 3 May 2004. ©Sharon Brigss 2004-2006. Many thanks to her for sharing this with us. Pattern for complete project is available as a PDF on the class Index page.

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Tatting submitted 10-12-2018

MJ found a wonderful bottle cap for this Ice Drop:

Silver Crowns Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

This was tatted in size 20 thread.

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