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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.

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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!

~Natalie

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop: Classes for Saturday 3:15 – 5:15 pm

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop April 25 - 26, 2014 Theme: Tatting in Bloom

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop
April 25 – 26, 2014
Theme: Tatting in Bloom

 

The deadline for online registration is today, March 31, at 9 pm!  Click here for workshop details. Join us for a tatting adventure. Registration will be accepted via e-mail, mail, and at the door, but this is the last day to get the early bird deal.

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Beaded Beautiful with Davina Achen This class is full. Come explore the various ways to use beads within tatting.

Small 3D Flower Hairclips with Jessica Spaulding Make 3D flowers using a single shuttle for these adorable hairclips.

Small 3D Flower Hairclips with Jessica Spaulding
Make 3D flowers using a single shuttle for these adorable hairclips.

Lily Pad Pincushion with Karey Solomon Create a lotus flower and lily pad to place on a small pin cushion.

Lily Pad Pincushion with Karey Solomon
Create a lotus flower and lily pad to place on a small pin cushion.

More Half-Closed Rings with Jean Reeves Learn how to make a string of rings that begin and end at the same place.

More Half-Closed Rings with Jean Reeves
Learn how to make a string of rings that begin and end at the same place.

Crazy Quilt Embellishing with Lauren Snyder Embellish a crazy quilt block with tatted lace and beads.

Crazy Quilt Embellishing with Lauren Snyder
Embellish a crazy quilt block with tatted lace and beads.

Priscilla's Shamrock with Georgia Seitz Using a picot guage to make measured picots, tatters will create a shamrock motif.

Priscilla’s Shamrock with Georgia Seitz
Using a picot guage to make measured picots, tatters will create a shamrock motif.

Night Light Assembly with Cheryl Birch TIme to assemble the night lights you have been working so hard on.

Night Light Assembly with Cheryl Birch
TIme to assemble the night lights you have been working so hard on.

The Unwind After Class Club with Mary McCarthy – Take time to unwind, finish up a project, and/or swap techniques with fellow tatters.

I get to enjoy a class at this point in the workshop. I look forward to learning new techniques.

Come make some wonderful tatting memories with a terrific group of tatters!  Make new friends and learn new techniques while sharing your tatting with others!

Workshop registration information can be found here!

Happy Tatting! International Tatting Day is tomorrow, April 1st. How will you celebrate and what will you tat? Leave a comment below and let me know! I plan on bringing some spare shuttles, loaded with size 3 thread, to teach a few co-workers the basics at lunch. I will also be wearing some of my tatting.

~ Natalie

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop: Classes for Saturday 12:45 – 2:45 pm

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop April 25 - 26, 2014 Theme: Tatting in Bloom

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop
April 25 – 26, 2014
Theme: Tatting in Bloom

 

The deadline for online registration is March 31!  Click here for workshop details. You don’t want to miss out on this weekend of tatting adventure!

Buttons of Fun with Davina Achen This class will cover the multiple wonderful uses of buttons to enhance your tatting.

Buttons of Fun with Davina Achen
This class will cover the multiple wonderful uses of buttons to enhance your tatting.

Tatting a Rosie RIng with Georgia Seitz Drawing on vintage sources and simple designs, the tatter will learn to fill spaces with just rings to create beautiful collages.

Tatting a Rosie RIng with Georgia Seitz
Drawing on vintage sources and simple designs, the tatter will learn to fill spaces with just rings to create beautiful collages.

Robyn Bracelet with Natalie Rogers This bracelet combines tatting and hairpin lace.

Robyn Bracelet with Natalie Rogers
This bracelet combines tatting and hairpin lace.

Leaf Pendant with Patty Markley This class is full. Tatters in this class will created a beautiful leaf from a tatted chain.

Leaf Pendant with Patty Markley
This class is full. Tatters in this class will created a beautiful leaf from a tatted chain.

Needle Tatted Dragonfly with Wendy Griffin This cute dragonfly will help teach the needle tatter how to keep multiple thread colors from tangling.

Needle Tatted Dragonfly with Wendy Griffin
This cute dragonfly will help teach the needle tatter how to keep multiple thread colors from tangling.

Twisted Tatting Bracelet with Jessica Spaulding. She will be demonstrating a two color ring technique.

Twisted Tatting Bracelet with Jessica Spaulding This class is full. She will be demonstrating a two color ring technique.

Pensive Pansies Bookmark with Karey Solomon She will teach her students how to make a beautiful arrangement of pansies.

Pensive Pansies Bookmark with Karey Solomon
She will teach her students how to make a beautiful arrangement of pansies.

Gift Tags & Needle Case with Cheryl Birch – Learn creative ways to embellish gift tags and needle cases with tatting.

 

I love the bracelet pattern that I get to teach for the workshop. I designed it as a gift for my mum-in-law, Robyn. It will be a fun class to teach.

I hope you’ll join us for a weekend of creativity and terrific tatters! I greatly enjoyed the workshop last year and I am looking forward to this year’s workshop!

Workshop registration information can be found here!

Happy Tatting! What are you doing for International Tatting Day (April 1st)? Leave a comment below and let us know!

~ Natalie

Shuttlebirds Fall Lace Day – Pearl Tatting

As Davina said, Saturday was Fall Lace Day for the Shuttlebirds Guild. I was very grateful that I was able to make the second half of the day. I missed Patty’s hairpin lace snowflake, but she saved me a copy of the pattern – so I will be trying my hand at it later this month.

I was able to enjoy the basics of pearl tatting with Jan. I ended up with a bead pattern that I really like. Next time I will just make sure I pre-string some extra beads on my shuttles. Right now it is the perfect length for a necklace for my little sister.

~Natalie

Thank You for 10000+ Views

Thank You for 10,000+ Views!

Time for another happy dance! Thank you so much for reading our blog!  We’ve added twelve new countries to the viewer list since last time (we are up to 80 countries now)! We hit the 10,000 mark on Thursday!

We have readers from all over the world!  To each of you, I say thank you! (If I left out your country, please let me know in the comments and I will add it in! I’m sorry if I missed it.)

Albania    Falemnderit
Algeria    Saha, Tanemirt
Argentina    Gracias
Australia    Cheers mate!
Austria    Danke
Barbados    Thank you
Belgium    Dankje! Merci! Danke!
Belize    Thank you
Bolivia    Gracias
Brazil    Obrigada
British Virgin Islands    Thank you
Bulgaria    благодаря!
Cambodia    សូម​អរគុណ​អ្នក, Saum​ arkoun​ anak
Canada    Merci! Thank you!
Cayman Islands    Thank you
Chile    Gracias!
Colombia    Gracias
Costa Rica    Gracias
Czech Republic    DEvKUJI VAM!
Denmark    Tak!
Ecuador    Gracias
Egypt    ألف شكر
Finland    Kiitos!
France    Merci!
French Guiana    Merci
Germany    Danke!
Greece    σας ευχαριστώ
Guernsey    Thank you! Merci
Hong Kong    M goi saa!
Hungary    Köszönöm
Iceland    Takk!
India    Dhanyavaad!
Indonesia    Terima kasih
Iraq    شكرا
Ireland    Go raibh maith agaibh
Israel    Toda!
Italy    Grazie!
Japan    ありがとう! Arigatō!
Jordan    Shukran!
Kazakhstan    Rakhmet
Latvia    Paldies!
Lithuania    Ačiū
Luxembourg    Merci
Malaysia    Terima Kasih!
Mauritius    Merci! Thank you!
Mexico    Gracias!
Moldova    Спасибо, Multumesc
Morocco    ﺷﻜﺮﺍ
Netherlands    Dank u!
New Zealand    Thank you
Nigeria    naa goodee, ee-may-nah, eh-sheh-wuh, Thank you, Merci
Norway    Takk!
Pakistan    بہت بہت شکریہ
Peru    Gracias, Añay, Yuspagara
Philippines    Salamat
Poland    Dziekuje!
Portugal    Obrigado!
Puerto Rico    Gracias
Republic of Korea    Kamsa-ham-nee-da!
Romania    Mersi!
Russian Federation    Spa`sibo!
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines    Thank you
Serbia    Hvala Vam!
Singapore    Thank you!
Slovakia    D’akujem
South Africa    Thank you!
Spain    Gracias!
Sri Lanka    Thank you, Istuti, Nandri, Terima kasih, Mutu merseh
Sweden    Tack!
Switzerland    Merci vilmal!
Taiwan    多謝
Tajikistan    . Рахмат
Thailand    Korp khun!
Trinidad and Tobago    Thank you!
Turkey    Teşekkür ederim!
Ukraine    спасибо
United Arab Emirates    شكرا
United Kingdom    Thank you!
United States    Thank you!
Viet Nam    Cám ơn!

Just a quick note of thanks to all our wonderful readers! You are the reason we write!

Happy tatting!

~ Natalie

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Michele – Bracelet

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

 

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

This bracelet was tatted by Michele Merrill. It is made from a pattern called Bracelet by Jennifer Williams. Very simple and fun to make. Tatted in Lizbeth #20 in Antique Violet.

This beautiful violet bracelet was tatted by Michele from a pattern called “Bracelet” by Jennifer Williams. Michele did a very lovely job with it and I look forward to seeing it in person soon.

Thanks for sharing your bracelet with us Michele!

~Natalie

Thank You for 5000+ Views

Thank You for 5000+ Views!

The math nerd in me is doing another happy dance!  We’ve added several new countries to the viewer list since last time (we are up to 68 countries now)! We hit the 5000 mark on Wednesday!

We have readers from all over the world!  To each of you, I say thank you! (If I left out your country, please let me know in the comments and I will add it in! I’m sorry if I missed it.)

Algeria    Saha, Tanemirt
Argentina    Gracias
Australia    Cheers mate!
Austria    Danke
Barbados    Thank you
Belgium    Dankje! Merci! Danke!
Brazil    Obrigada
British Virgin Islands    Thank you
Bulgaria    благодаря!
Cambodia    សូម​អរគុណ​អ្នក, Saum​ arkoun​ anak
Canada    Merci! Thank you!
Chile    Gracias!
Colombia    Gracias
Costa Rica    Gracias
Czech Republic    DEvKUJI VAM!
Denmark    Tak!
Egypt    ألف شكر
Finland    Kiitos!
France    Merci!
Germany    Danke!
Greece    σας ευχαριστώ
Hong Kong    M goi saa!
Hungary    Köszönöm
Iceland    Takk!
India    Dhanyavaad!
Indonesia    Terima kasih
Ireland    Go raibh maith agaibh
Israel    Toda!
Italy    Grazie!
Japan    ありがとう! Arigatō!
Jordan    Shukran!
Kazakhstan    Rakhmet
Latvia    Paldies!
Lithuania    Ačiū
Malaysia    Terima Kasih!
Mauritius    Merci! Thank you!
Mexico    Gracias!
Morocco    ﺷﻜﺮﺍ
Netherlands    Dank u!
New Zealand    Thank you
Norway    Takk!
Pakistan    بہت بہت شکریہ
Peru    Gracias, Añay, Yuspagara
Philippines    Salamat
Poland    Dziekuje!
Portugal    Obrigado!
Puerto Rico    Gracias
Republic of Korea    Kamsa-ham-nee-da!
Romania    Mersi!
Russian Federation    Spa`sibo!
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines    Thank you
Serbia    Hvala Vam!
Singapore    Thank you!
Slovakia    D’akujem
South Africa    Thank you!
Spain    Gracias!
Sri Lanka    Thank you, Istuti, Nandri, Terima kasih, Mutu merseh
Sweden    Tack!
Switzerland    Merci vilmal!
Taiwan    多謝
Tajikistan    . Рахмат
Thailand    Korp khun!
Trinidad and Tobago    Thank you!
Turkey    Teşekkür ederim!
Ukraine    спасибо
United Kingdom    Thank you!
United States    Thank you!
Viet Nam    Cám ơn!

Just a quick note of thanks to all our wonderful readers! You are the reason we write! I’m working on some tatted pieces to incorporate into a costume that I hope to be able to show you soon.

Happy tatting!

~ Natalie

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