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Pegasus Mask

Pegasus designed by Martha Ess. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with slight tail variation. Mask designed by Natalie Rogers.

Pegasus designed by Martha Ess. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with slight tail variation. Mask designed by Natalie Rogers.

Pegasus designed by Martha Ess. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with slight tail variation. Mask designed by Natalie Rogers.

Pegasus designed by Martha Ess. Tatted by Natalie Rogers with slight tail variation. Mask designed by Natalie Rogers.

 

Yesterday was my birthday. It was an eventful and fun day.

The Shuttlebirds Guild voted me in as president.

I ran my first guild meeting.

Then that night, I celebrated my 30th birthday with a masquerade ball. The mask I made is pictured above.

The pegasus is from Martha Ess’ book, Flights of Fantasy.

Happy tatting!

– Natalie

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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

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop: Classes for Saturday 9:15 -11:15 am

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. I’d love to see you there!

Blossom the Garden Fairy with Karey Solomon Come create a flower fairy to bless your garden.

Blossom the Garden Fairy with Karey Solomon
Come create a flower fairy to bless your garden.

Creative Tatting 4 Design with Georgia Seitz She will encourage tatters to find inspiration in fabric to create a tatted design.

Creative Tatting 4 Design with Georgia Seitz
She will encourage tatters to find inspiration in fabric to create a tatted design.

Fuchsia with Sally Biggers She will be showing how to combine techniques from the florist industry with tatting to create elegant flowers.

Fuchsia with Sally Biggers
She will be showing how to combine techniques from the florist industry with tatting to create elegant flowers.

Simple Hankie Edging with Cheryl Birch She will be showing how to embellish a hankie with tatting.

Simple Hankie Edging with Cheryl Birch
She will be showing how to embellish a hankie with tatting.

Single Shuttle Split RIngs with Jessica Spaulding Students will work with three shuttles to create this adapted flower edging.

Single Shuttle Split RIngs with Jessica Spaulding
Students will work with three shuttles to create this adapted flower edging.

Vapour Stitch with Natalie Rogers Students will use Ninetta's vapour stitch to create a sea themed charm bracelet.

Vapour Stitch with Natalie Rogers
Students will use Ninetta’s vapour stitch to create a sea themed charm bracelet.

Pearl Tatted Bookmarks with Lauren Snyder. This lovely pattern uses pearl tatting and split rings to create unique bookmarks.

Pearl Tatted Bookmarks with Lauren Snyder. This lovely pattern uses pearl tatting and split rings to create unique bookmarks.

Faux Hairpin Tatting with Mary McCarthy She will demonstrate how to alter patterns to give the appearance of hairpin lace.

Faux Hairpin Tatting with Mary McCarthy
She will demonstrate how to alter patterns to give the appearance of hairpin lace.

 

The vapour stitch is what I will get to teach at this time. It is a fun stitch to make. The stitch was designed by Italian tatter, Ninetta Caruso. I look forward to seeing lots of little turtles and other sea dwellers on bracelets.

I hope you’ll join us for a weekend of creativity and terrific tatters!

Workshop registration information can be found here!

Happy Tatting! Are you ready for International Tatting Day (April 1st)?

~ Natalie

18th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop: Classes for Friday 3:00 – 5:00 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! I am looking forward to seeing many tatters this year! Click here for workshop details.

 

3D Carnation Flower with Jessica Spaulding She will be demonstrating how to create a 3D carnation and how to adjust the amount of ruffle.

3D Carnation Flower with Jessica Spaulding
She will be demonstrating how to create a 3D carnation and how to adjust the amount of ruffle.

Colonial Lady Night Light with Cheryl Birch She will show how to use this cute motif to create a night light.

Colonial Lady Night Light with Cheryl Birch
She will show how to use this cute motif to create a night light.

Faux Hairpin Tatting with Mary McCarthy She will demonstrate how to alter patterns to give the appearance of hairpin lace.

Faux Hairpin Tatting with Mary McCarthy
She will demonstrate how to alter patterns to give the appearance of hairpin lace.

Long Stemmed Rose with Natalie Rogers She will be teaching how to create a rose and its thorns.

Long Stemmed Rose with Natalie Rogers
She will be teaching how to create a rose and its thorns.

Needle Tatting Basics with Wendy Griffin She help her students move from no experience to needle tatter.

Needle Tatting Basics with Wendy Griffin
She help her students move from no experience to needle tatter.

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.

Tatted Bauble with Patty Markley Patty will be teaching how to make a 3D bauble using stabilizing thread.

Tatted Bauble with Patty Markley
Patty will be teaching how to make a 3D bauble using stabilizing thread.

 

I had a lot of fun creating the rose for the class I will teach. I look forward to teaching the class.

This will be a fun weekend of creativity and I can’t wait!

Workshop registration information can be found here!

Happy Tatting! I hope you are having fun working on your challenge for International Tatting Day (April 1st)!

~ Natalie

Monthy Guild Meeting – January 4

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Saturday
January 4, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church
4449 N Nevada
Spokane WA 99207

Program: Sweetheart Snowflake with Natalie Rogers.

For a single color snowflake you will need size 20 thread wound CTM and a paperclip.

For a two color snowflake you will need two shuttles wound with size 20 thread in different colors and a paperclip.

I made this one for my Nanny June when she visited from Australia.

Sweetheart Snowflake (two color) – Variation of Gina Butler’s lovely Garter Pattern.

Sweetheart Snowflake pattern variation by Natalie Rogers. Original pattern is Gina Butler's garter. This snowflake variation is shared with permission from Gina.

Sweetheart Snowflake (single color) pattern variation by Natalie Rogers. Original pattern is Gina Butler’s garter. This snowflake variation is shared with permission from Gina.

Sweetheart Snowflake PDF: SweetheartSnowflake

The Sweetheart Snowflake is a variation of Gina Butler’s Garter Pattern (featured here).

Natalie’s One Year Tatting Anniversary Post

I’m the type of gal who likes to jump into things feet first and fully immerse myself in a new hobby. So here I am, a year later, looking back at how far my tatting has come. One year ago today, I took up my first shuttle. In fact, it was a year ago today that I learned about tatting. I’m sure some of the lace I have seen over the years used the technique, but I didn’t know what it was and would have, at that point, just assumed it was a form of crochet or knitting.

My tatting in the first few days, August 2012.

I am so happy that I know what tatting is now. I am very grateful to Donna for taking the time to teach me the basics on the first night and then for having the patience to teach me new techniques as the year went on. I love tatting. It has easily become my favorite form of crafting.

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I’m very enthusiastic about tatting, as many a person who has asked me what I am doing has found out. I’ve introduced several people to tatting over this past year (thirteen of whom sat with me for a basic lesson or more) and even taught the basics to several. My sister-in-law is my newest student. I taught her the basics during her recent visit and she is already reading patterns and completing motifs.

Bethaney’s first tatting from patterns. She was taught on August 12, 2013.

It is always exciting when the basics just click for a new tatter. I have the utmost adoration for any tatter that sticks with it and I’m proud of those that gave it a try. I have had a blast demonstrating at the Fall Folk Festival (as a newbie) and then at the Historic Skills fair.

Things tatted at the Shuttlebirds Guild Workshop, Guild Meetings, or made for the Theme Contest.

I consider myself very lucky to be a member of the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild. I’ve been taught several techniques at guild meetings and everyone is so friendly. I also really enjoy seeing all the various projects that other guild members are working on. Between that, InTatters, and Pinterest I have an ample stream of tatting inspiration.

Tatted Gifts and Jewelry.

When I first started tatting – I did all sorts of things to improve my skills. When I thought I had things down well enough, I decided to imitate some brilliant designers and try to tat a few of their designs just by looking at pictures. I also played around with various jewelry designs and had fun making tatted gifts for several family members.

Happy Accidents and Tatting Experiments.

I arrived at an accidental heart pattern from a mistake while trying to follow an antique pattern. I arrived at a snowflake pattern while tatting Gina’s lovely Wedding Garter pattern. I’ve even toyed with combining tatting and hairpin lace (thank you Donna for teaching me that too!) into a bracelet and liked the result.

Tatting challenge pieces.

I have had an amazing time challenging myself with a new free pattern each week and in turn challenging you, our readers. I really love doing the weekly challenge posts (even if over half of them have been tatted the night before in a panic). I am grateful for the wonderful tatting designers who have granted permission to link to their wonderful creations. I am also thankful for the readers who have accepted the challenge and sent in pictures. Your pictures inspire me to keep on tatting and make writing for this blog something I look forward to. Thank you!

Tatting done by Joyce and given to me as part of the tatting exchange! I love it all!

Another tatting highlight for me this year was participating in the “These are a few of my favorite things…” exchange on InTatters. I’ve made a delightful new friend who sent me a bunch of neat stuff including some amazing tatted pieces (pictured above). I will add pictures of what I sent her after she receives it (hopefully by Monday). I’m incredibly fascinated by the tatted doily bowl. She even shared the process for turning a doily into a bowl – I will definitely be trying this in the future.

Support, Encouragement, and Goals.

My drive to learn new skills was initially to achieve the goal of completing Anne B’s dragon pattern. I’m happy to say that I’ve made a few of these guys over the course of the year and will make several more in the years to come. My husband has also been very supportive of my new hobby. He spoiled me on our anniversary with a beautiful wooden shuttle and more thread (pictured above). There is no way I could have enjoyed this hobby and done so much in a year without his love and support. Thank you Bevan!

Meet T.A.S.C., my Tatting And Sewing Clank.

Meet T.A.S.C., my Tatting And Sewing Clank.

I have several goals for year two of my tatting adventure:

  • incorporate tatting into my 2014 SpoCon costume in a big way (I have an idea in my head that I can’t wait to see happen)
  • finish the tatting that I ran out of time to add to this year’s Agatha costume (trim for the skirts, a tatted Trilobite [in-progress], and some other decorative pieces [I only had time to add a little bit of tatting to T.A.S.C. – my Tatting and Sewing Clank – pictured above])
  • make a doily bowl
  • create 52 weekly challenges
  • meet more tatters (in person or online)
  • create several patterns
  • continue to participate in tatting demonstrations
  • finish the projects I started at the 2013 Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild Workshop
  • attend the 2014 Guild Workshop
  • keep on enjoying my tatting hobby

I hope you enjoyed my rambling self-reflection and I’d love to hear what you think about anything I’ve shared in the comments.

Happy Tatting!

~ Natalie

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