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“A Flurry of Flakes,” introducing teacher Debbie Arnold.

As promised, Shuttlebirds will introduce you to the teachers for our “A Flurry of Flakes” workshop May 4-7, 2017. We will begin with Debbie Arnold, owner of http://www.DS9Designs.com.   debbie-arnold

Debbie describes herself as: “I have been playing with thread and yarn since I was about 9, but only learned to tat in 1995. I didn’t like tatting very much due to hiding those darned ends until Randy and Gary Houtz showed me how to tat over tails and how to do the magic thread trick. After that, I tatted frequently and thoroughly enjoyed the technique. I have been designing patterns since 1999 and enjoy teaching intermediate and advanced techniques. I have taught at Shuttlebirds Tatting Workshop, Palmettos Tat Days, Camp Wanna Tat, Finger Lakes Tatting Conference and Sunflower Lacers. My online business is http://www.DS9Designs.com.”

Debbie will be teaching multiple classes on snowflakes:

Onion Ring Snowflake Onion Ring Snowflake.  Teacher:  Debbie Arnold

Beaded Snowflake Beaded Snowflake.  Teacher: Debbie Arnold

Celtic Style Snowflake Celtic Style Snowflake.  Teacher:  Debbie Arnold

Back & Forth Snowflake


For class descriptions and times, please click here: http://www.shuttlebirds.com/2017workshop/Class-Descriptions1.pdf

***Of special note is that Debbie will be a vendor at our workshop so come learn a new design or technique and shop!!***

I have been busy tatting tiny snowflakes for nametags for our workshop, which incidentally make great earrings 🙂 Happy Tatting!!!


(Pattern is from “Tatted Snowflakes” by Vida Sunderman, entitled Sparkling Snowflake).


A Flurry of Flakes Workshop Registration Opens December 27, 2016


Now that Christmas is over, we can concentrate on the upcoming Shuttlebirds 2017 workshop of “A Flurry of Flakes”, May 4-7, 2017. This snowy weather certainly puts me in the mood to tat more and more snowflakes! You can either register by regular or Snail mail (opens December 27 at noon (PST) and goes through March 27, 2017; or online (which also opens at noon (PST) on December 27 and goes through March 27, 2017, at 9 p.m. (PST).

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Scholarships are also available!!!! Applications will be accepted from now until March 1, 2017. Please go to Shuttlebirds.com and download the application. A great way to come and enjoy, even if funds are low (especially after Christmas).

We will focus on the teachers and events along with other fun stuff, such as the theme contest, for the workshop weekly through this blog. You can also go to our webpage to get a preview.

A quilt will be raffled again this year. Your chance to win this gorgeous quilt donated by Roberta Waines will only cost you a mere $5. Of note, this lucky tatter (me) won a quilt last year. What fun!!!!!


As I sit here watching snowflakes come down, I am winding shuttles to tat more snowflakes too 🙂 Hum, beaded or not beaded today? Happy Tatting!!!




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