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Davina – Kaleidoscope Motif – Mignonette Shuttle Bag – Sparkle Tatting a GoGo – MacGyver Your Tatting Box

Meet Davina!

One of my first ever memories is my grandmother teaching me to crochet a chain so I would leave her alone so she could watch “All My Children” in peace. I also remember her surprise when I had chained thru the whole skein of yarn. In the 40+ years since that day, I have done everything I could to learn more and more.

As I grew up, my grandmothers thought me all the fiber arts, knit, crochet, embroidery and the like. In my rebellious teen years I experimented with clothing design, paper arts and poetry. In adulthood, I discovered the dark allure of power tools. I have spent the past decade mixing and mingling ideas and concepts together to produce the ideas and concepts that magically inhabit my brain until they reach fruition.

Over the years I have taught all ages, from Brownies to Eagle Scouts and beyond. I have published several tutorials on everything from Kumihimo to Lampwork to Resin Jewelry. I have won several awards over the years but the one I am most proud of is winning “Best of Show” in Tatting at the Spokane Interstate Fair this past September.

What She Will Be Teaching At Workshop:

Kaleidoscope Motif

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Class Type: Technique         Level: Intermediate

Class Limit: 15         When: Friday, 12:45 p.m. or Saturday, 9:15 a.m.

Class will focus on the techniques needed to make the kaleidoscope motif. Single motifs can be used as earrings while chains of motifs make amazing looking bracelets and necklaces. Also included will be some new, improved techniques for hiding ends and preparing tatted objects for the addition of jewelry fasteners.

Skills Required: Basic tatting skills plus split rings, and the ability to maintain a consistently tight tatted chain and string beads.

Techniques Taught: How to connect the rings so the motif maintains is strength and stability.

Materials: For the bracelet – 2 shuttles wound full CTM with 150 size 11 seed beads threaded into the center. Single colors are best for learning.

Kit: Optional, $3.50. Pre-strung beads in a pattern.


Mignonette Shuttle Bag

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Class Type: Technique             Level: Intermediate

Class Limit: 15                           When: Friday, 3:00 p.m.

Tat a cute beaded shuttle bag. Students will learn how to tat a flat base and then how to tat up the sides of the bag using the mignonette stitch. We will also cover how to complete the top of the bag. While you are working, we will discuss different ways mignonette can be used, alternative beading designs and technique and working with larger shuttles.

Skills Required: Ability to use 2 shuttles and the larger Tatsy shuttles, plus split rings.

Techniques Taught: Mignonette stitch and sizing.

Materials: These are thread and bead heavy designs. Registered students will be contacted in early March to discuss how to set up their own kit or for purchasing options.

Kit: Extra kits will be available in the vending area.


  Sparkle Tatting a GoGo

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Class Type: Technique           Level: Adv. Begin.

Class Limit: 15                         When: Saturday, 12:45 p.m.

Some designs just scream for a little something extra. In this class you will learn how to wind your shuttles with 1-3 pieces of filament and how to adjust your tension as you work to accommodate the extra threads. We will also cover what to do when things go wrong and how to get back on track. Bring a small motif, or one will be provided, to play with during class.

Skills Required: Basic tatting skills – ring, chain, picot, join.

Techniques Taught: How to set up, tat and finish a motif with an extra filament.

Materials: 1 empty shuttle and size 20 or larger thread.

Kit: Required, $2.00, includes filament and pattern. Extra kits will be available in the vending area.


 MacGyver Your Tatting Box

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Class Type: Technique               Level: All

Class Limit: 15                            When: Saturday, 3:15 p.m.

After 2 long days of learning and tatting, let’s take some time to sit together and go through all the fun items in my tatting box. From hackle pliers to rubber tubing, I will share all my hints and tricks. And when I am done, it will be your turn to share your best ideas with the rest of the class. A prize will be awarded for the most unique or surprising idea.

Skills Required: A sense of humor is a must.

Techniques Taught: How to look at just about anything and everything and say “I could use that to tat with, on, for, around, under, over and inside.

Materials: Bring your most unique or surprising idea.

Kit: None


 

Register for Workshop

19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop

April 17-18, 2015

Theme: A Touch of Victorian Charm

For registration information click here!

We look forward to seeing you!

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A Touch of Victorian Charm – Theme Contest

The 19th Annual Shuttlebirds Workshop will be held April 17th and 18th of 2015 in Spokane, Washington.

The theme for the workshop is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”.

There are 290 days left before the deadline for entry into the theme contest (283 if you are entering by mail).

You can compete against these talented tatters working hard on their entries:

frilka – I can’t wait to see what you tat up! I’m especially excited because you’ve decided to do something for the steampunk category!

{Your name could be here too! Just comment below that you plan on entering the contest and I will cheer you on each month!}

Contest Information

Theme:

Victorian Charm

Categories:

A. Edgings
B. Collar and/or Cuffs
C. Jabot
D. Other Clothing Trim
E. Wrist Bag
F. Steampunk
(one or two additional categories may be added at a later date)
 

Can I Enter?

Yes! This contest is open to tatters everywhere. Attendance at the workshop is not required.

How Many Entries May I Submit?

There is a limit of two entries per category (12 entries at the moment – more, if additional categories are added).

What Can I Enter?

Entries may be from a published pattern, an adaptation of a pattern, or original design.

Entries from a published pattern must list the source of the pattern.

Adaptation entries must include a picture of the original pattern for comparison.

Creativity is definitely encouraged!

How Do I Enter?

Each entry must be submitted with a completed entry form (I will let you know when entry forms are available) and received by noon, Friday, April 17, 2015 for those attending the workshop.

Entries submitted by mail must be received by Friday, April 10, 2015. Please include a completed entry form for each entry, a return label address, and sufficient postage for returning your entry after workshop (if you plan to attend the workshop on Saturday, return postage is not necessary).

Please mail entries to:

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild
Attn: Theme Contest
PO Box 2622
Spokane, WA 99220
USA

Or you can send your entry with someone you know that plans to be at the workshop before noon on Friday, April 17th.

How Is The Winner Determined?

There will be one winner per category.

Judging will be by popular vote of the workshop attendees, with one vote per person per category.

When Do I Find Out If I Won?

Winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2015, at the workshop. Winners will then be announced online within 48 hours of the end of workshop.

How Do I Get My Prize?

Winners attending the workshop will be awarded prizes after winners are announced.

Winners who submitted by mail will receive their prizes when their tatted entries are returned to them.

What Do I Win?

That, my friend, is a secret that will be revealed Friday, April 18, 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Pick a category, grab your shuttle, and get tatting!

I would love to see your tatting! There are so many lovely things that can be made. Please consider sending in your amazing tatting so that we can all oooo and ahhhhh over it next April!

Start planning your entries now.

Make sure you follow our blog so that you don’t miss the monthly reminders about this contest. If you comment below that you plan on participating in this contest, I will make sure to cheer you on by name in each contest reminder. I want to see your “touch of Victorian charm” on display in April!

~Natalie

A Touch of Victorian Charm – Theme Contest

As many of you may know, the 19th Annual Shuttlebirds Workshop will be held April 17th and 18th of 2015.

The theme for the workshop is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”.

It is also the theme for the contest.

Theme:

Victorian Charm

Categories:

A. Edgings
B. Collar and/or Cuffs
C. Jabot
D. Other Clothing Trim
E. Wrist Bag
F. Steampunk
(one or two additional categories may be added at a later date)
 

Can I Enter?

Yes! This contest is open to tatters everywhere. Attendance at the workshop is not required.

How Many Entries May I Submit?

There is a limit of two entries per category (12 entries at the moment – more, if additional categories are added).

What Can I Enter?

Entries may be from a published pattern, an adaptation of a pattern, or original design.

Entries from a published pattern must list the source of the pattern.

Adaptation entries must include a picture of the original pattern for comparison.

Creativity is definitely encouraged!

How Do I Enter?

Each entry must be submitted with a completed entry form (I will let you know when entry forms are available) and received by noon, Friday, April 17, 2015 for those attending the workshop.

Entries submitted by mail must be received by Friday, April 10, 2015. Please include a completed entry form for each entry, a return label address, and sufficient postage for returning your entry after workshop (if you plan to attend the workshop on Saturday, return postage is not necessary).

Please mail entries to:

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild
Attn: Theme Contest
PO Box 2622
Spokane, WA 99220
USA

Or you can send your entry with someone you know that plans to be at the workshop before noon on Friday, April 17th.

How Is The Winner Determined?

There will be one winner per category.

Judging will be by popular vote of the workshop attendees, with one vote per person per category.

When Do I Find Out If I Won?

Winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2015, at the workshop. Winners will then be announced online within 48 hours of the end of workshop.

How Do I Get My Prize?

Winners attending the workshop will be awarded prizes after winners are announced.

Winners who submitted by mail will receive their prizes when their tatted entries are returned to them.

What Do I Win?

That, my friend, is a secret that will be revealed Friday, April 18, 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Pick a category, grab your shuttle, and get tatting!

I would love to see your tatting! There are so many lovely things that can be made. Please consider sending in your amazing tatting so that we can all oooo and ahhhhh over it next April!

Start planning your entries now.

Make sure you follow our blog so that you don’t miss the monthly reminders about this contest. If you comment below that you plan on participating in this contest, I will make sure to cheer you on by name in each contest reminder. I want to see your “touch of Victorian charm” on display in April!

~Natalie

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