Tatting submitted 3-31-2017

Tomorrow is a big day! International Tatting Day!!!

Celebrate this truly international event by tatting! 25 years ago, a band of interpid tatters began gathering online to spread tatting. Tomorrow over 1500 tatters from around the world just may put down their shuttles and needles long enough to check in to the classroom. We will honor our leader, Georgia, who has kept tatting alive. Yes, I feel she has single-handedly nurtured tatting not just in her corner of the world, but without regard to language, location, or tool! Brava!!!!

To whet your appetite, Amrutha sent these pictures of what she has been up to:

Brown Chandelier Earrings by Amrutha

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Lesson Material 3-27-2017

Spring Tatting.

Let’s review some great patterns to tat before the Easter Holiday. In three weeks, we can get a lot tatted!

Easter Bunny Basket by Dagmar Pezzuto

Dagmar Pezzuto’s “Easter Bunny Basket” http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2012/dagmareasterbasket.pdf

Bunny by Mark Myers

Mark’s Bunny http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/marksbunny.pdf
and maybe

Block Tatted Ric Rac Easter Egg by Ruth Perry

Ruth Perry’s Block tatted faux rick rack egg http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2008/ruthpblocktategg.pdf
or even

Roll tatted leaf sample by Muskaan

Muskaan’s Rolling Lattice Leaf (see pg. 5) https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.in/2015/08/cluny-tatting-shapes-effects.html
but especially
Carmin Barron cluny rose

Carmin Barron’s Double Cluny Leaf and Rose on 5 thread loom http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2011/carminbdoubleclunyhowto.pdf
Rose http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2011/carminbdoubleclunyrose.pdf

With all these lovely patterns to choose from, we’ll fill the world with fabulous lace! See you in class!

Tatting submitted 3-24-2017

Amrutha has combined 2 patterns for a lovely set.

Half Moon Dreaming by Kersti Anear-Saemann and motif from Doily 1 by Jan Stawasz

Monday class will be on Spring Break until next week. Join us for more tatting fun!
See you in class!

Tatting submitted 3-22-2017

Muskaan is sharing a few photos of tatting she completed:

Heart by Irene Woo

Star Dahlia by Anna Barzyk with Clover by Mariya Darydova

She used Embroidery thread and Size 20 thread for these beauties. I can think of no better way to honor Irene Woo’s life than to tat her loverly Heart. Thank you Muskaan!

Please check out the Beginner special classes March 23 and March 30. For more information, contact the mentor, Cyn.

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Class Announcement

We’re off!

Monday, March 20, 2017 will be Spring Break for the class. I’m sure there will be folks signing in just to chat. If you have questions, please email. We’re still here, just takin’ a break!

See you the following Monday!

Class Material Monday, March 13, 2017

Tatters around the world. Please go fly a kite! And here is a kite from Mimi Dillman to help us do just that!
Kite with Cluny Tail by Mimi Dillman

   And for a darker version, see this post: https://tattinghomework.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/homework-submitted-3-10-2014/

Coats and Clark Book 121 pattern #295 edging. This lesson is revised, rewritten, and reillustrated from a lesson posted online last fall https://tattinghomework.wordpress.com/2016/11/12/class-material-11-12-2016/

Time change in the USA Sunday March 12 set your clock FORWARD 1 hour.

No regular class March 20 – Spring break! Design and beginners classes should check with your mentors.

See you in class!

Tatting submitted

Class this week has inspired Usha to revisit edgings she created for envelopes.

Clover edging for envelopes by Usha Shah

Trefoil edging for envelopes by Usha Shah

A gracious, bold, and bright way to greet someone!

See you in class!

Homework Submitted 3-6-2017

Class today will bring in the Spring weather! It has already inspired Usha:

Sakura by Corina Meyfeldt

Sakura by Corina Meyfeldt






And she added beads!

Dot Picot motif by Usha Shah

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Class Material 3-6-2017

Daffodils, forsythia, magnolias, even the peonies are showing their faces so early! And the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. predicts that the warm winter will bring on the cherry blossom early this year. Cherry Blossoms’ peak bloom (70 percent of the Yoshino cherry blossom trees), the most abundant of the 12 cherry blossom varieties on the National Mall, may fully bloom early, around March 14.

Until then, Corina Meyfeldt shares her tatted cherry blossom with us!

pattern Sakura

Sakura by Corina Meyfeldt


For inspiration:

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Homework submitted 3-3-2017

We continue today with more Ice Drops. These are submitted by UshaS

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori

Please take a moment to see her Dot Picot Motif that MJ tatted. We look forward to seeing more of UshaS’s work!

Karen has sent in a few more pictures of her tatting:

Eternal Rose Cross by Marilee Tockley

Eternal Rose Cross by Marilee Rockley

Laura's Beaded Wreath by Laura BoBay

Laura’s Beaded Wreath by Laura BoBay

Tatted Trees Edging by Nancy Tracy

Tatted Trees Edging by Nancy Tracy

Lovely work! Thank you for sharing.

See you in class!