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Join Us For The Shuttlebirds 19th Annual Tatting Workshop: A Touch of Victorian Charm!

Winning t-shirt design by Lauren Snyder!

Winning design by Lauren Snyder! Unisex sizes Small to XL for $18.00 Unisex sizes 2XL to 5XL for $21.00 Ladies Cut sizes Small to XL for $19.00 Ladies Cut sizes 2XL and 3XL for $22.00

Unisex sizes Small to XL for $18.00
Unisex sizes 2XL to 5XL for $21.00
Ladies Cut sizes Small to XL for $19.00
Ladies Cut sizes 2XL and 3XL for $22.00

2015 T-shirt Back

2015 T-shirt Back

19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop

April 17-18, 2005

Theme: A Touch of Victorian Charm

Registration is OPEN!

Location:

Spokane Valley Nazarene Church

155515 E 20th Ave. (at Sullivan Road)

Spokane Valley, WA

2015 Hotel List * STG Scholarship App – 2015 word (Pdf and docx formats available here. Application deadline: February 15, 2015!) * 2015 Referral Program (How to earn a discount on your registration fee).

Class Descriptions (with Pictures) * Class Schedule * Meet The Teachers

In addition to awesome classes you also have the opportunity to:

Shop at our awesome vendors!

Join the Tat-Off! (Pre-registration is required.)

Join the Retro Tat-Off! (Pre-registration is required.)

Enter the Theme Contest: “A Touch of Victorian Charm”! Anyone can enter!

Bring your tatted treasures to show off in the Display Area!

Win amazing Door Prizes! (Door prize donations are cheerfully accepted.)

Enter the Raffles! Check out the Scholarship Fund Quilt Raffle!

Please join us Friday, April 17th, from 10:30 am – 8:00 pm and

Saturday, April 18th, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm! We look forward to seeing you!

Registration

Postmarked/emailed on or before March 21, 2015:

Two days: $115 for nonmembers, $100 for members. Includes 5 meals and up to 5 classes.

One day: $70 forĀ  nonmembers, $65 for members. Friday includes 2 meals and up to 2 classes. Saturday includes 3 meals and up to 3 classes.

Postmarked/emailed after March 21, 2015:

Two days: $130 for nonmembers and members. Includes 5 meals and up to 5 classes.

One day: $85 for nonmembers and members. Friday includes 2 meals and up to 2 classes. Saturday includes 3 meals and up to 3 classes.

PayPal payments require a 3.5% processing fee and should be sent to: shuttlebirds.workshop@yahoo.com

For online registrations, payment must be received within 48 hours for PayPal or 5 days for US mail. If payment is not received within this time frame, your registration will be processed based on the date payment is received.

Printable Registration Form: Page 1 * Page 2

Click here to register ONLINE! (Online registration will close at 9:00 pm Pacific Time on March 21, 2015.)

We are looking forward to seeing all of our tatting friends again and meeting new ones. Pack your shuttles, threads and tatted treasures to join us for two days of tatting fun!

Interested and want to learn more? Click here.

Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting classes, teachers, and contests. So stay tuned!

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Spokane Interstate Fair

For my family, putting entries in the fair is a tradition that goes way back. I can remember as a child going and seeing my Great Grandma’s entries. Back then, the Arts and Crafts overflowed 2 buildings. Unfortunately, these days, the entries barely fill most of the smaller one. It was the Spokane Interstate Fair that lead me to the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild last year. Without them, I would never had figured out shuttle tatting (thanks Lois) and been able to complete the piece below.

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There she is, that is my baby. Those that follow me on Facebook know that I almost ripped out ever last grey hair on my head finishing her up. She is a modification of a pattern by Leopold Stocker Verlag. Her book is written in german but she has some excellent graphs. If you wish to purchase the book, you need to make sure you purchase the right ISBN. There are 2 versions, one has the peacock, one does not. The proper ISBN number is 978-3-7020-1334-9. If you have any questions, I know Deb at DS9Designs can help make sure you get the right one.

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The pattern in the book is worked in a single color of thread, like on the cover. To me, that just didn’t capture the beauty of the male peacocks in all their glory. I started playing with different ways to add color inserts in the tail motifs. I started with building the centers one color at a time but that meant way to many ends to tuck in. I tried straight encapsulation but that left one side of my split rings lumpy and the other smooth. I finally came up with a way to carry threads forward on both sides of the split rings. at times I had 6 separate shuttles hanging from my fingers.

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Anyone want to help tuck in some loose ends?

Anyone want to help tuck in some loose ends?

In the ends, I think it was all worth it. She is going to be framed and hung on my wall for a very long time.

Did you have an entry in your local fair? Lets see those pictures!

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