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Want to teach at the 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop (April 17-18, 2015)? Apply now! Deadline is Friday!

Teacher Application Deadline: This Friday, November 7th, 2014!

Time to start/finish up your application! I am looking forward to workshop and will be finishing my own application too!

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Have you:

 

  • Designed a new and/or unique pattern or project?
  • Developed a new technique or updated an old one?
  • Updated an old pattern with modern techniques?
  • Found a pattern or technique that you would like to share?
  • Re-invented the wheel?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are interested in hearing from you. We are now accepting applications for teaching at our 2015 workshop, April 18-19.

 

Click here for our 2015 Call for Teachers document and here for the 2015 TEACHER APPLICATION

 

CALL FOR TEACHERS

The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop. Our theme for 2015 is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”, and the workshop will be held on April 17-18.

 

General Information:

We are seeking a mix of creative projects and a variety of techniques for all skills levels.

Patterns do not need to relate to our theme.

Original, and/or patterns that are fun, funky, innovative, quirky, or unique are preferred.

Permission to use material copyrighted by others is required.

Patterns, and/or variations thereof, must not have been taught at a previous Shuttlebirds workshop.

A list of some suggested techniques from previous workshop attendees is provided below as a courtesy.

 

Classes:

There will be a total of 5 class periods with a maximum of 8 classes per period.

There will be 2 class periods on Friday and 3 on Saturday.

All classes will be 2 hours in length.

Class size will be 12-15 students.

Classes must be designated as either:

project class – the emphasis is on teaching the pattern, not technique(s)

technique class – the emphasis is on teaching the technique(s) used to complete the pattern used

Skill Levels:

  1. Beginner knows the basics – rings, chains, picots, joins and reading patterns.

Intermediate               knows and is comfortable with the above, plus two shuttles, split rings/chains, beads

Advanced                                knows and is comfortable with all of the above and ready for more.

Suggested and/or Requested Techniques:

Roll tatting                 Pearl/Maltese Tatting             Alternate Thread                                Inverted/Dutch tatting

Hyperbolic                              Celtic weaving                                    Interlocking Rings                           Balanced Double Stitch

3-D                                                Cluny                                                              Tatting with wire                                 Tatting with metallic thread

 

Teacher Requirements:

Teacher must indicate if they wish to teach full time, 5 classes, or part time, 2 or 3 classes.

Full time teachers must submit a minimum of 3 complete class proposals.

Part time teachers must submit a minimum of 2 complete class proposals and agree to teach a minimum of two periods.

Provide clear and close-up photo(s) of tatted piece for each proposed class (jpg files) with plain white or light colored background, and without any props.

Provide a short, current teacher biography and photo.

Be willing to accommodate at least 12 -15 students per class.

Teachers using patterns copyrighted by another tatter must obtain written permission from the designer and provide a copy of same to STG.

Teachers using original patterns agree to provide a copy of their pattern and class handouts to STG for inclusion in their library.

Provide a copy of any homework required to be completed before the class no later than Dec. 31, 2014.

Provide a separate and completed class model for display for the duration of the workshop.


Teacher Compensation:

Full time teachers will be paid $550.00 for 10 hours of teaching.

Part time teachers will be paid $40.00 per teaching hour.

In addition, teachers will be provided:

5 meals during the workshop (2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday).

Up to two vending tables (5.5 ft rnd).

Housing with STG member if requested.

Registration fees will be waived.

 

Shuttlebirds will provide:

Copies of class handouts, if master is provided by March 20, 2015, as a PDF or Word document, or reimburse for handouts (one per registered student per class plus 1 for STG) with receipt.

Regular updates to teachers, approx. every 2-3 weeks, with student count, and names & emails if requested.

Transportation to/from Spokane airport, if needed.

Transportation between your motel and the workshop, if needed.

All other travel expenses will be the responsibility of the teacher.

 

Application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014

 

Notification of accepted applications will be made on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

The class pictures and teacher names will be posted to our website and Facebook page on December 14, 2014.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild reserves the right to cancel the 2015 tatting days and workshop for insufficient classes and/or registrations.

All questions should be directed to shuttlebirds.workshop@yahoo.com.

 

Previous Classes

Here are pictures from some of last year’s amazing classes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to teach at the 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop (April 17-18, 2015)? Apply now!

 

Have you:

 

  • Designed a new and/or unique pattern or project?
  • Developed a new technique or updated an old one?
  • Updated an old pattern with modern techniques?
  • Found a pattern or technique that you would like to share?
  • Re-invented the wheel?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we are interested in hearing from you. We are now accepting applications for teaching at our 2015 workshop, April 18-19.

 

Click here for our 2015 Call for Teachers document and here for the 2015 TEACHER APPLICATION

 

CALL FOR TEACHERS

The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, of Spokane WA, is now accepting teacher applications for our 19th Annual Tatting Days and Workshop. Our theme for 2015 is “A Touch of Victorian Charm”, and the workshop will be held on April 17-18.

 

General Information:

We are seeking a mix of creative projects and a variety of techniques for all skills levels.

Patterns do not need to relate to our theme.

Original, and/or patterns that are fun, funky, innovative, quirky, or unique are preferred.

Permission to use material copyrighted by others is required.

Patterns, and/or variations thereof, must not have been taught at a previous Shuttlebirds workshop.

A list of some suggested techniques from previous workshop attendees is provided below as a courtesy.

 

Classes:

There will be a total of 5 class periods with a maximum of 8 classes per period.

There will be 2 class periods on Friday and 3 on Saturday.

All classes will be 2 hours in length.

Class size will be 12-15 students.

Classes must be designated as either:

project class – the emphasis is on teaching the pattern, not technique(s)

technique class – the emphasis is on teaching the technique(s) used to complete the pattern used

Skill Levels:

  1. Beginner knows the basics – rings, chains, picots, joins and reading patterns.

Intermediate               knows and is comfortable with the above, plus two shuttles, split rings/chains, beads

Advanced                                knows and is comfortable with all of the above and ready for more.

Suggested and/or Requested Techniques:

Roll tatting                 Pearl/Maltese Tatting             Alternate Thread                                Inverted/Dutch tatting

Hyperbolic                              Celtic weaving                                    Interlocking Rings                           Balanced Double Stitch

3-D                                                Cluny                                                              Tatting with wire                                 Tatting with metallic thread

 

Teacher Requirements:

Teacher must indicate if they wish to teach full time, 5 classes, or part time, 2 or 3 classes.

Full time teachers must submit a minimum of 3 complete class proposals.

Part time teachers must submit a minimum of 2 complete class proposals and agree to teach a minimum of two periods.

Provide clear and close-up photo(s) of tatted piece for each proposed class (jpg files) with plain white or light colored background, and without any props.

Provide a short, current teacher biography and photo.

Be willing to accommodate at least 12 -15 students per class.

Teachers using patterns copyrighted by another tatter must obtain written permission from the designer and provide a copy of same to STG.

Teachers using original patterns agree to provide a copy of their pattern and class handouts to STG for inclusion in their library.

Provide a copy of any homework required to be completed before the class no later than Dec. 31, 2014.

Provide a separate and completed class model for display for the duration of the workshop.


Teacher Compensation:

Full time teachers will be paid $550.00 for 10 hours of teaching.

Part time teachers will be paid $40.00 per teaching hour.

In addition, teachers will be provided:

5 meals during the workshop (2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday).

Up to two vending tables (5.5 ft rnd).

Housing with STG member if requested.

Registration fees will be waived.

 

Shuttlebirds will provide:

Copies of class handouts, if master is provided by March 20, 2015, as a PDF or Word document, or reimburse for handouts (one per registered student per class plus 1 for STG) with receipt.

Regular updates to teachers, approx. every 2-3 weeks, with student count, and names & emails if requested.

Transportation to/from Spokane airport, if needed.

Transportation between your motel and the workshop, if needed.

All other travel expenses will be the responsibility of the teacher.

 

Application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014

 

Notification of accepted applications will be made on Sunday, December 7, 2014.

The class pictures and teacher names will be posted to our website and Facebook page on December 14, 2014.

Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild reserves the right to cancel the 2015 tatting days and workshop for insufficient classes and/or registrations.

All questions should be directed to shuttlebirds.workshop@yahoo.com.

 

Previous Classes

Here are pictures from some of last year’s amazing classes!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

beaded beautiful

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 12:45 to 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

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

I am super excited about this year’s workshop! It will be my second year attending and my first year teaching. I get to share several of the patterns I’ve made and teach a stitch designed by Ninetta Caruso. You’ll hear about the three classes I’m teaching over the next few days. For now, I’d like to talk about Friday’s classes. Full descriptions of classes and registration forms for the workshop can be found here: http://shuttlebirds.com/workshop2014.shtml

A lucky fifteen will have the privilege of attending Georgia Seitz’ all day Self-Improvement Course. Her class is full, but there are many more options for the rest of us to pick from.

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

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

Cockatoo Night Light with Cheryl Birch. She will be her class through a night light project that features a cockatoo based on Jane Eborall's pattern.

Cockatoo Night Light with Cheryl Birch. She will be her class through a night light project that features a cockatoo based on Jane Eborall’s pattern.

Shuttle Savy with Davina Achen (my talented co-blogger). She will be covering various tips and techniques to make your shuttles uniquely yours.

Shuttle Savy with Davina Achen (my talented co-blogger). She will be covering various tips and techniques to make your shuttles uniquely yours.

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.

Half-Closed Rings with Jean Reeves. She will be teaching how to tat over half-closed rings to create split rings with a single shuttle.

Half-Closed Rings with Jean Reeves. She will be teaching how to tat over half-closed rings to create split rings with a single shuttle.

Double Zinnia Petals Motif with Karey Solomon. She will be demonstrating how layered tatting can add texture to a piece without causing it to become technically complicated.

Double Zinnia Petals Motif with Karey Solomon. She will be demonstrating how layered tatting can add texture to a piece without causing it to become technically complicated.

Dahlia Flowers with Sally Biggers. She will be using an adaptation of Linda S. Davies' Pom Pom Dahlia pattern to create a layered 3D flower.

Dahlia Flowers with Sally Biggers. She will be using an adaptation of Linda S. Davies’ Pom Pom Dahlia pattern to create a layered 3D flower.

I do hope that you will consider joining us for a wonderful weekend of tatting! Keep an eye out for posts on the rest of the classes (or click here to see them all for yourself without the wait).

~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

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