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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

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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

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!

Mrs. Platts Baby Booties Revisited

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

And for my family, this is a very special Mother’s Day indeed; my eldest daughter is about to become a Mother for the first time which means I am about to become a GRANDMOTHER! I wanted to make her something very special to mark the day and I decided to tat her a pair of baby booties that she could keep and hand down to her daughter when the time came. I wanted something simple and elegant. Thankfully, my co-blogger Natalie had the perfect public domain pattern by Mrs. C.B. Platt, originally published in 1916. It is a great pattern but I had a hard time following parts of it. It was a week of tatting, untatting, cutting sections off, retatting, more cutting off, until I was just about ready to let the baby go barefoot forever. Instead, I tatted thru and decided to share my edit of the pattern. You can get a PDF copy by clicking here. Platt Baby Booties Edited

Hope you enjoy and again, Happy Mothers Day!

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(Davina-Marie)

Edited 5/31/2013.  These were made in size 20 Lizbeth thread. When little Lexi was born, her Daddy tried to put them on her right away. Even though she was a teeni tiny thing, they barely fit. You should either make them in a larger thread or add some length to the sole. You can see that post Here.

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