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Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Denice – Water Bottle Skirt

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!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Sherry – Hearts and Free Tatting Class Tonight

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!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Glenda – Edging

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!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Anne – Bracelets & Earrings and Free Tatting Class Tonight

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!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Denice – Miniature Parasol

Miniature Parasol by Denice.

Miniature Parasol by Denice.

Denice has been having fun working on miniature parasols. This one is adorable! Thanks for sharing your creativity Denice!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Laura – Motifs and Free Tatting Class Tonight

Motifs tatted by Laura.

Motifs tatted by Laura.

Laura is off to a great start in tatting! She has several motifs complete and is already working on her next one.

It was a pleasure meeting her on Saturday and I look forward to seeing what she tats in the future!

Keep up the great work Laura and thanks for sharing your journey with the guild!

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!

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Kathleen – Baby Bonnet

Back view of baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Back view of baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Beautiful baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Beautiful baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Another view of the baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Another view of the baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Front view of the beautiful baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

Front view of the beautiful baby bonnet tatted by Kathleen Minniti.

 

Kathleen has tatted an adorable baby bonnet from Nellie Hall-Youngburg’s, Forty Original Designs in Tatting. It is tatted in Lizbeth, size 20 thread. A busy tatter, Kathleen has already worked up a second bonnet in white. Thank you for sharing Kathleen!

-Natalie

 

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.

Wednesday Highlight

Since my mind is still completely on another tatting project, instead of a Wednesday challenge, I am going to highlight another tatting site. Georgia Seitz has an amazing tatting site with an amazing amount of how-to, patterns, and challenging ideas. While taking a break today, I made the Cluny Loom for leaves found here. Luckily, I had the plastic canvas star already* so it was easy peasy. I found it difficult to work with my Aerlit shuttle but when I switched it out for my neutered version, this started going faster and easier. Now I am going to try and make the passes in varying widths so it actually looks like leaves.in the picture below you can see my leaf in progress (and tongue depresses, my shuttle case, stylus,and the kiddos mind craft sticker)
Once you have explored Georgia’s site, you are going to want to meet her in person, and you can. Georgia is one of the many talented teachers at this years Shuttlebird’s Workshop. All the information can be found on out website.

Happy Tatting
Davina-Marie

*No statements made are to be used to defend my husbands position that I have turned this house into a hoarders version of Joann Micheal’s Hobby Lobby.

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Let the Season Begin

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Happy November 15th! Today marks the beginning of the Christmas Advent for many Orthodox religions. For me, it is the day I start preparing in earnest for the upcoming holiday season. As you can see from the picture, I have been working away on items to include in this years Christmas cards that I am determined to get in the mail by the first.
While tatting all these wreaths, I started thinking about something we could do to celebrate our first holiday season at the Shuttlebirds Blog. To me, nothing says Christmas like a GIVEAWAY!!!!
You heard right, it is Giveaway time here in Shuttlebirds land. As I look around the workroom, I see all sorts of goodies I can put together to make any tatters holidays shine brighter. I have tatting bags, shuttles, scissor cases, glass handled crochet hooks, thread, beads, lion, tigers, and bears oh my! I love to see my creations find warm loving homes to live out their useful lives.
Now of course, all good giveaways have an entry fee. There is just no way around it. So what should it be? What should it be?
Thinking….
…….tatting
Thinking….
…….tatting
Thinking….
…….tatting
and then it hits me, what I want most of all is to see your tatting. I want to go to my mailbox and see your cards, your small motifs, your art. That is my Christmas wish. To play with your pretties.
So now, if your still following along, we have the giving part taken care of and the receiving part taken care of, now how about the goodwill towards our fellow man?
If this succeeds, come January 1, 2014 I will have a nice collection of tatting to share with the guild. Once we have admire each piece, it will be loving put away until our Annual workshop. Come April, they will be put on display for all the attendees to admire with the tatters name and location. Then each piece will be auctioned off or raffled off, with all proceeds going into the Shuttlebirds Workshop Scholarship Fund that has been started to help offset workshop fees for tatters who want to attend but don’t have the means.

Let me set out the facts.
On behalf of the Shuttlebirds Tatting Blog, I am going to put together a prize basket to be sent to ONE lucky person who enters our first ever Shuttlebirds Blog Workshop Scholarship Fund Christmas Contest Bonanza!
One entry will be given for each holiday card or tatted item received on or before January 2, 2014.
Each Item received will be photographed and displayed on the Shuttlebirds Blog as received.
Winner will be chosen January 4, 2014 at the Shuttlebirds Monthly Guild meeting and name will be posted on the Shuttlebirds Blog no later than midnight PST, January 5, 2014.
All items received become the sole property of the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild and will be used as a fundraiser at their annual workshop with all proceeds to be put into the workshop Scholarship fund.

All entries should be sent to:
Shuttlebirds
C/O Davina Achen
23126 E Wellesley
Otis Orchards WA
99027

Lets have some fun together! Celebrate and do some good for the new scholarship fund.
Davina-Marie

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