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Teacher Application Deadline: This Friday, November 7th, 2014!

Time to start/finish up your application! I am looking forward to workshop and will be finishing my own application too!

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Have you:

 

  • Designed a new and/or unique pattern or project?
  • Developed a new technique or updated an old one?
  • Updated an old pattern with modern techniques?
  • Found a pattern or technique that you would like to share?
  • Re-invented the wheel?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are interested in hearing from you. We are now accepting applications for teaching at our 2015 workshop, April 18-19.

 

Click here for our 2015 Call for Teachers document and here for the 2015 TEACHER APPLICATION

 

CALL FOR TEACHERS

The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop. Our theme for 2015 is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”, and the workshop will be held on April 17-18.

 

General Information:

We are seeking a mix of creative projects and a variety of techniques for all skills levels.

Patterns do not need to relate to our theme.

Original, and/or patterns that are fun, funky, innovative, quirky, or unique are preferred.

Permission to use material copyrighted by others is required.

Patterns, and/or variations thereof, must not have been taught at a previous Shuttlebirds workshop.

A list of some suggested techniques from previous workshop attendees is provided below as a courtesy.

 

Classes:

There will be a total of 5 class periods with a maximum of 8 classes per period.

There will be 2 class periods on Friday and 3 on Saturday.

All classes will be 2 hours in length.

Class size will be 12-15 students.

Classes must be designated as either:

project class – the emphasis is on teaching the pattern, not technique(s)

technique class – the emphasis is on teaching the technique(s) used to complete the pattern used

Skill Levels:

  1. Beginner knows the basics – rings, chains, picots, joins and reading patterns.

Intermediate               knows and is comfortable with the above, plus two shuttles, split rings/chains, beads

Advanced                                knows and is comfortable with all of the above and ready for more.

Suggested and/or Requested Techniques:

Roll tatting                 Pearl/Maltese Tatting             Alternate Thread                                Inverted/Dutch tatting

Hyperbolic                              Celtic weaving                                    Interlocking Rings                           Balanced Double Stitch

3-D                                                Cluny                                                              Tatting with wire                                 Tatting with metallic thread

 

Teacher Requirements:

Teacher must indicate if they wish to teach full time, 5 classes, or part time, 2 or 3 classes.

Full time teachers must submit a minimum of 3 complete class proposals.

Part time teachers must submit a minimum of 2 complete class proposals and agree to teach a minimum of two periods.

Provide clear and close-up photo(s) of tatted piece for each proposed class (jpg files) with plain white or light colored background, and without any props.

Provide a short, current teacher biography and photo.

Be willing to accommodate at least 12 -15 students per class.

Teachers using patterns copyrighted by another tatter must obtain written permission from the designer and provide a copy of same to STG.

Teachers using original patterns agree to provide a copy of their pattern and class handouts to STG for inclusion in their library.

Provide a copy of any homework required to be completed before the class no later than Dec. 31, 2014.

Provide a separate and completed class model for display for the duration of the workshop.


Teacher Compensation:

Full time teachers will be paid $550.00 for 10 hours of teaching.

Part time teachers will be paid $40.00 per teaching hour.

In addition, teachers will be provided:

5 meals during the workshop (2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday).

Up to two vending tables (5.5 ft rnd).

Housing with STG member if requested.

Registration fees will be waived.

 

Shuttlebirds will provide:

Copies of class handouts, if master is provided by March 20, 2015, as a PDF or Word document, or reimburse for handouts (one per registered student per class plus 1 for STG) with receipt.

Regular updates to teachers, approx. every 2-3 weeks, with student count, and names & emails if requested.

Transportation to/from Spokane airport, if needed.

Transportation between your motel and the workshop, if needed.

All other travel expenses will be the responsibility of the teacher.

 

Application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014

 

Notification of accepted applications will be made on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

The class pictures and teacher names will be posted to our website and Facebook page on December 14, 2014.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild reserves the right to cancel the 2015 tatting days and workshop for insufficient classes and/or registrations.

All questions should be directed to shuttlebirds.workshop@yahoo.com.

 

Previous Classes

Here are pictures from some of last year’s amazing classes!

 

 

 

 

 

Water bottle skirt tatted by Denice.

Water bottle skirt tatted by Denice.

Denice has a beautiful water bottle skirt that she tatted. I love the bead selection she used. It is beautiful and now I want to make my own! Thank you for sharing Denice!

Hearts tatted by Sherry.

Hearts tatted by Sherry.

Sherry has been working on some lovely hearts! Her tatting is amazing! If I recall correctly, she also said she is working on snowflakes and has over 60 complete (I’m super impressed)! She is a busy tatter and I look forward to seeing what she tats next! Thank you for sharing Sherry!

Free Tatting Class

Want to learn how to tat?

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays of September, October, and November from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church – 4449 N Nevada, Spokane WA 99207. Classes are learn at your own pace by design with individual instruction and attention. You do not have to commit to attending each class and missing a week doesn’t mean you miss learning a skill – it will be waiting to be taught the next time you are back.

We hope to see you tonight!

Thread will be provided. Shuttles will be available for purchase at class or may be purchased at Sew E-Z or Hobby Lobby. Demo shuttles are also available for use during the class. So come learn the basics of your new tatting hobby before purchasing your own supplies.

See you tonight at 5:30 pm!

Edging tatting by Glenda.

Edging tatting by Glenda.

Glenda is working on a beautiful handkerchief edging. I look forward to seeing this piece when it is complete. Thank you for sharing it with us Glenda!

Bracelets and earrings tatted by Anne.

Bracelets and earrings tatted by Anne.

Anne joined us for September’s guild meeting and shared these bracelets and earrings that she has been working on. They look beautiful!

She also shared several quilt blocks that she has added tatting to (I forgot to take pictures, so just imagine really amazing looking quilt blocks demonstrating lots of different hobbies and skills).

Thanks for sharing with us Anne!

Free Tatting Class

Want to learn how to tat?

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays of September, October, and November from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church – 4449 N Nevada, Spokane WA 99207. Classes are learn at your own pace by design with individual instruction and attention. You do not have to commit to attending each class and missing a week doesn’t mean you miss learning a skill – it will be waiting to be taught the next time you are back.

We hope to see you tonight!

Thread will be provided. Shuttles will be available for purchase at class or may be purchased at Sew E-Z or Hobby Lobby. Demo shuttles are also available for use during the class. So come learn the basics of your new tatting hobby before purchasing your own supplies.

See you tonight at 5:30 pm!

Happy Birthday Lois!

HappyBirthday

Happy Birthday Lois!

We hope you have a great day and enjoy an amazing year of tatting fun!

You have 18 days left to get your awesome logo design in!

Here are some of the past t-shirt designs:

Have you ever imagined one of your tatting designs on a t-shirt? You have the chance to design the 2015 Shuttlebirds Workshop T-Shirt Logo!

Theme:

A Touch of Victorian Charm

Rules:

Entries need to reflect the theme.

The design must be ‘tat-able’ or tatting related.

How To Enter:

Designs must be submitted as a .jpeg to shuttlebirds.workshop@yahoo.com

Deadline:

October 1, 2014.

Prize:

A t-shirt with the winning logo will be awarded for the winning design.

I look forward to seeing your creativity!

~Natalie

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