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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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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #9 – Tatted Snail

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #9

This week’s pattern is another designed by the talented Nancy Tracy. We previously featured her Pretty Tatted Kitty as Challenge #5. This week’s pattern is an adorable snail.

http://www.be-stitched.com/pattern0704snail.php

Snail designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth thread size 20 and color Elderberry Jam (#177).

Snail designed by Nancy Tracy. Tatted by Natalie Rogers in Lizbeth thread size 20 and color Elderberry Jam (#177).

You can find Nancy Tracy at any of these locations:

Website: http://www.be-stitched.com
Store: http://www.be-stitchedstore.com/
 

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Autumn Apple Pie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Autumn Apple Pie.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #4 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Vineyard Harvest.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #4 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Vineyard Harvest.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #4 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Vineyard Harvest.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #4 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Vineyard Harvest.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #3 - Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Raspberry Frappe.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #3 – Tatted by Rachel Warpness in Raspberry Frappe.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #8 - Tatted by Marie McCurry.  This one was made with Lizbeth, size 20 blue river glades and seagreen light. She made the zig-zag 5/5/5/5-5/5/5/5-  instead of 10/10-10/10.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #8 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. This one was made with Lizbeth, size 20 blue river glades and seagreen light. She made the zig-zag 5/5/5/5-5/5/5/5- instead of 10/10-10/10.

Reader Submitted Snails

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

 

Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #8 – Tatted Cameo Pendant

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #8 – Tatted Cameo Pendant

This week’s pattern was designed by the talented TotusMel. She has a great designer eye and it is a delight to follow her work.

Pattern: http://totusmel.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-tatted-cameo-pattern.html

I don’t feel that I quite did her pattern justice.  It is so pretty.  I think I need some more practice with such a large ring (80 ds). It was nice learning how to make Victorian sets. I look forward to trying some of her other patterns in the future! This is definitely a pattern I will do again once I’ve had a bit more practice with Victorian sets. I had started out with size 20 thread, but I couldn’t get my ring to close. So I switched to size three thread and that made closing the ring easier.

Tatted Cameo Pendant designed by TotusMel. Tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth size 3 in color Purple Splendor (129).

Tatted Cameo Pendant designed by TotusMel. Tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth size 3 in color Purple Splendor (129).

Sorry the photo is a bit dark. I’ll try to take a better one later in the week when I am not under the weather.

You can find more wonderful designs and creations by TotusMel at any of these locations:

Blog: http://totusmel.blogspot.com/
Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/totusmel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TotusMel
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TotusMelTats
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TotusMel
Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/TotusMel
Tumblr: http://totusmel.tumblr.com/
 

I look forward to seeing your pendant!

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

No new submissions this week.  Check out the Weekly Challenge page for awesome past submissions!

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #7 – Wedding Garter

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #7 – Wedding Garter

“Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue.”
 

This week’s pattern is provided by Gina Butler. Gina was sweet enough to find an updated version of her pattern for us to use… and if that isn’t awesome enough, she located the file while running on generator power during a power outage caused by the recent OK storms. That makes her pretty awesome in addition to being creative.

Updated PDF: Wedding Garter2013

Tatting patterns including original garter pattern: http://www.ginabea.com/tatting.php

I started the pattern in a size ten and realized that I wanted to use a smaller thread. So I turned it into a bookmark.

I started the pattern in a size ten and realized that I wanted to use a smaller thread. So I turned it into a bookmark.

Garter pattern in progress.

Garter pattern in progress.

I followed Gina's suggested variation of removing one of the 4-1-4-4-1-4 rows to fit the elastic I had purchased. I used Lizbeth thread size 20 color 158 (Niagara Falls) thinking of "...something blue." The photo album in the background features my wedding cake which my sister-in-law made.

I followed Gina’s suggested variation of removing one of the 4-1-4-4-1-4 rows to fit the elastic I had purchased. I used Lizbeth thread size 20 color 158 (Niagara Falls) thinking of “…something blue.” The photo album in the background features my wedding cake which my sister-in-law made.

I followed Gina's suggested variation of removing one of the 4-1-4-4-1-4 rows to fit the elastic I had purchased. I used Lizbeth thread size 20 color 158 (Niagara Falls) thinking of "...something blue."

I followed Gina’s suggested variation of removing one of the 4-1-4-4-1-4 rows to fit the elastic I had purchased. I used Lizbeth thread size 20 color 158 (Niagara Falls) thinking of “…something blue.”

Helpful resources for completing this pattern:

Pdf on dimpled hearts: http://www.ginabea.com/docs/HeartStrings09.pdf

Video: Tatting dimpled ring heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rIkMt3K4o

When you get to the second row of the garter, Gina’s headband videos may prove helpful:

You can find more wonderful designs by Gina at any of these locations:

Blog: http://ginabea.blogspot.com/
Website: www.ginabea.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ginabea1630
 

I look forward to seeing what you create with Gina’s pattern. It has potential to be turned into so many things (bracelet, anklet, necklace, bookmarks, etc.) in addition to the beautiful garter it already is.

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Michele Merrill. Here is the Pretty Tatted Kitty attached to a greeting card. I think I used size 5 thread.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Michele Merrill. Here is the Pretty Tatted Kitty attached to a greeting card. I think I used size 5 thread.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Michele Merrill. "Here is my Pretty Kitty Kat. Used thread from my stash so not sure of size."

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Michele Merrill. “Here is my Pretty Kitty Kat. Used thread from my stash so not sure of size.”

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance Ring tatted by Marie McCurry.  This one was done with two strands of metallic, sewing thread.  The ring is a size 5.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance Ring tatted by Marie McCurry. This one was done with two strands of metallic, sewing thread. The ring is a size 5.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance Ring tatted by Marie McCurry.  This one was done with two strands of metallic, sewing thread.  The ring is a size 5.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance Ring tatted by Marie McCurry. This one was done with two strands of metallic, sewing thread. The ring is a size 5.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Davina-Marie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Davina-Marie.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #2 - tatted by Davina-Marie.

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #2 – tatted by Davina-Marie.

Reader Submitted Garters (and Variations)

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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Wednesday’s Weekly Challenge #6 – Remembrance Ring

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.  Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it.  In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose.  [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.]  Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #6 – Remembrance Ring:

“Tie a string around your finger so you won’t forget.”

This week’s challenge pattern was designed by Marilee Rockley (Yarnplayer). She is a very talented designer and even hand dyes thread! She has happily let us use one of her free patterns for this challenge.

Remembrance ring pattern: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2009/11/remembrance-tatted-ring.html

This is a great pattern for a pretty ring made of tatted rings (and a few chains).

Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 - Yarnplayer's Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

Weekly Challenge #6 – Yarnplayer’s Remembrance ring tatted by Natalie Rogers. Lizbeth thread size 20 color Jewels (113).

If you are up for an extra challenge try to work the ring continuously.  If you start on a chain, instead of the ring, you can end the first round with a split ring (just make sure you connect the starting and ending chains of round 1 together before you work the split ring). Then you begin round 2 with a split ring and continue around as the pattern instructs. This is what I did, because I wanted the fewest amount of tails to sew in at the end.

You can find more wonderful designs by Yarnplayer at any of these locations:

Blog:  http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yarnplayer.page
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarileeRockley
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/yarnplayer
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnplayer/
Etsy: http://yarnplayer.etsy.com
Craftsy pattern store: http://www.craftsy.com/user/570730/pattern-store
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/marilee-rockley/35/a78/703
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/marileerockley/

Shuttlebirds’ Reader Spotlight: This is where your tatting will be featured each week you contribute.

Challenge Accepted - Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 - Tatted by Marie McCurry. This cat was done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and dk. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Challenge Accepted – Reader Submission for Weekly Challenge #5 – Tatted by Marie McCurry. This cat was done in Lizbeth, size 20, mocha brown med and dk. Check out her blog: http://westpinecreations.blogspot.com/

Reader Submitted Remembrance Rings

Take a look at all previous challenges and reader submissions here: https://sbspokane.wordpress.com/wednesdays-weekly-challenges/

If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com

We look forward to seeing your creations!

– Natalie

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