Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tatting Class

I taught a six week tatting class at my church from March-April. Here are some pictures.

By the end of the first class, all four students could do the "flip". This is a picture of rings and chain.

Two of the students finished their first heart. This was their first actual pattern that they completed. I was so pround of them.

Here is the first hanky that one of them tatted. This is before blocking. She has also made several snowflakes. Another student is still working on an edging.

Unfortunately, I had two to decide they did not like tatting. I asked all of them to practice a little everyday so that they would not forget. These two did not have/or take the time to practice, so it was relearn the "flip" each week. Needless to say, once the class was over, they did not want anymore to do with tatting. One of them even gave her thread to another student in the class.

I always tell students that "once you get the hang of it, tatting can be so relaxing." So far, they say tatting is not relaxing, but it's enjoyable.

I do think that the ones that continue to tat are doing a good job.

Happy tatting,


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Shuttles

Here are two shuttles that I received recently.
On the left is one of Diane Cademartori's decorated shuttles. The one on the right is from Emsyjane. They both are very beautiful. The clover type shuttles are my favorite, but Emsyjane's is a joy to tat with also.

I am so glad that there are people out in tatting land that make lovely shuttles available to us. They are so much more interesting than the plain ones and they make me smile when I'm using them.

Happy tatting,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Happy Birthday America!!!
Thank you to all who have served or is serving in our military.