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Archive for May, 2014

Tatting Blog Link Update

For the most up-to-date link list click here or click the Tatting Links button at the top of the page.

I was able to get all the links people gave me added into the links page. A copy of that page is listed below. Please let me know if I some how missed your comment. I’ve been staring at the computer screen for too long.

Please take some time to check out one of the many great blogs or tatting resources listed here. I am enjoying adding so many new blogs to my reading list and I hope that you do too! Thank you for sharing your blogs!

If you have a tatting link you’d like to see listed, leave it in the comments or email it to sbspokane@yahoo.com. We will get it added as soon as we are able!



Tatting Guilds


Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild (Spokane, Washington)

Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Keystone Lace Guild (New Cumberland, Pennsylvania)

Lafayette Lacemakers Inc. (Lafayette, Indiana)

Northwoods Tatting Guild (Bemidji, Minnesota)

Palmetto Tatters Guild (Lexington, South Carolina)

Rocky Mountain Lace Guild (Lakewood, Colorado)

The Thread Bears (Black Mountain, North Carolina)


The Tatter’s Guild of Australia (Victorian Branch) Inc.(Victoria, Australia)

The Tatters’ Guild of Australia N.S.W. Branch, Inc. (New South Wales, Australia)

Tatting Blogs

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Member Blogs

Rose Colored Glass Half Full (Natalie’s blog)

SewVant (Patty’s blog)

Blogs by Others

25 Motif Challenge

battatter’s blogger

Bridgecity Tatting

Carollyn’s Tatting Blog

Carol’s Little Treasures A Tatting Blog

Chiacchierino facilissimo (Ninetta Caruso’s blog)

Clyde The Mad Tatter

Csipke csoda

Dantatters Nook

Fil à croquer


Georgia Seitz

It’s A Leprechaun’s Life

Kathy’s Victorian Tatted Lace

Knot Enough

La Navette aux Bijoux

Lace-lovin’ Librarian


Laura’s Tatting Muse

les Frivolités de Pandore

Little Jackdaw’s Nest

Martha’s Tatting Blog (Martha Ess’s blog)

Matilda and Me

muskaan’s T*I*P*S

Needle Tatting And Other Nonsense (TotusMel’s blog)

O claire de lune (Claire’s blog)

Phyl’s Handwork

Picots n Keys

Stitches of Life II






Tat’s All She Wrote

Tatting All Over the Place (Kristen’s blog)

Tatting and Not a Lot Else (Jane Eborall’s blog)

Tatting by Jenn

Tatting by the Bay

Tatting Lace in Grace

Tatting Tales ~ All Things Tatting (Sherry Pence’s blog)

The Tattingplayer (Iris Niebach’s blog)

Wanda’s Knotty Thoughts (Wanda Salmans’ blog)

West Pine Creations (Marie McCurry’s blog)

Wicked Nothings


Tatting Resources

Anne’s Patterns

Antique Pattern Library


InTatters (tatting forum)

International Organization of Lace, Inc.

Sue Hanson’s Tatting Patterns

Tatting Patterns by Jane Eborall

Tatting Pages on Facebook

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild

Axa csipke



Tatting Supplies

DS9Designs -Tatting and Beads (2013 workshop vendor)

Snowgoose (2013 workshop vendor)

Bead Supplies

Beyond Beads (2013 workshop vendor)

If you have a tatting link you’d like to see listed, leave it in the comments or email it to sbspokane@yahoo.com.

Tell Us About Your Tatting Blog

Dear Readers,

I would like to update our Tatting Links page. So far it has a few tatting links that I’ve found in my searches, but I know that there are more out there.

Do you have a tatting blog you would like us to link to? Tell us about it!

Do you know of a great tatting blog that should be mentioned? Share it in a comment.

What tatting websites do you frequent? We want to know.

We would love to share a link to your blog (and I would love to read it too)!

Please leave a comment and feel free to brag about your blogs/websites. We would love it if you’d add a link to our page as well.

Eagerly awaiting new links to check out,


Happy Belated Birthday to Jo and Joan!


Happy Birthday Jo!

Happy Birthday Joan!

Sorry it’s late! I hope you both had fabulous days!

Enjoy a marvelous year of tatting fun!

7th Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show

I greatly enjoyed my time demonstrating at the Heritage Show today and look forward to spending some more time out there tomorrow. We were able to meet a lot of great people. There were several who tried tatting for the first time today and others who refreshed old skills or received clarity that they could not get from a book. My advice to all of them is keep on tatting – it takes practice and the guild is here to help!

I had the delightful opportunity to teach T. She is a sweet little girl with lots of patience. She stopped by, admiring the tatted bracelets, and wanted to get one. I told her that we could teach her how to make one. Her eyes lit up and we set about the process. Her hands were too little to hold the thread on her left hand – so I held onto the end while she worked. She quickly got the hang of the flip and even learned the process of undoing a knot when it didn’t flip. She patiently sat and made knot after knot until she had a chain long enough to go around her wrist as a bracelet.

T and the bracelet she tatted.

T and the bracelet she tatted.

A close up of her bracelet.

A close up of her bracelet.

T showing off her bracelet.

T showing off her bracelet.

T made great progress for her first day tatting! She and her aunt went home with a shuttle. I hope she continues. Patty also made her a butterfly and flower while T worked diligently on her bracelet.

At one point in the afternoon I got to try spinning. My love of spinning wheels just went up another notch… I have a feeling that hobby might be in my distant future. The gal that let me spin thinks she might eventually try tatting, but that she better master the looms she has first. She had a very pretty spinning wheel. I wish I had gotten a picture.

Towards the end of the day I got to talk with this lovely lady.


Her name currently escapes me, but she was wearing tatted owl earrings that her granddaughter’s (Leina) friend in Tennessee made.

Owl earrings made by a tatter in Tennessee.

Owl earrings made by a tatter in Tennessee.

We will be demonstrating tomorrow from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the last day of the 7th Annual Eastern Washington Heritage Show, 10200 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley WA. Look for the tents on the northeast corner of Sprague and Herald. Come join us if you can.

I do hope that the ladies and gentleman who tried their hands at tatting today continue! I greatly enjoy seeing our tatting community grow!


Drive-By Wednesday Challenge #41

This is just a quick challenge, I didn’t want another week to go by without one but since it took me till 15 minutes ago to realize why I couldn’t get my pics transferred I don’t have time for something long.
I started this before workshop, to mark my scissors but it just didn’t get done in time. But from now on, no one will be touching my good scissors, or they lose a finger (Evil Laugh escaping)
The pattern is by Kathy Lowe and includes instructions for 5 & 7 character names. Since Davina is only 6 letters, I added a heart to the end. The beads can be purchased in the kids craft department at just about any store. Make sure you use the smaller beads or they won’t fit.
I used an old cell phone clip that I modified to attach the piece to my scissors. I also edited some of the rings and added a tassel because I love tassels.
The pattern can be found here NamePlate
And as always, we wanna see what you make! Even if it is from one of our first challenges, we want to see it so we can show everyone else.


Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Fuschia

Kathleen finished up her fuschia from workshop! It looks lovely!

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

Fuschia tatted by Kathleen Minniti. Created from pattern by Linda S. Davies.

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