Since I did not teach at the Palmetto Tatdays
this year, I got to take lots of classes. I had a great time just being a student, though I did miss teaching in some ways.
Here is the amulet bag taught by Erin. There were lots of people in this class. I tweaked the pattern just a little for a slightly larger bag. I still need to make the strap, but that should be easy. The thread is hand-painted by Karey
. Karey couldn't make it this year and we missed her.
Next was Kaye Judt's 3D Bee. This was a very fun introduction to bobble style tatting.
After the Friday night banquet, Riet
always teaches the Night Owl Class, which is usually about ... owls. This year's project was a cute little own designed by Jane Eborral
. Mine got a little squashed on the scanner, but it really is a nice pattern.
And then the impossible happened. I got out of bed and went to the Early Bird Class because I liked the project so much. Donna led the class, but the pattern, "No Where Maze" is by Vicki Clarke
. This is more of Karey's thread. I've decided it's time to actually use some of my special threads.
Then a class taught by Vicki herself, her 3D Northern Star. This is a clever design, with little tatted pyramids joined to a front and back piece to make a puffy star.
And lastly, Randy Houtz
's Pearl Tatted Dragonfly, to really stretch those mental tatting muscles. These are Maltese/Pearl Tatting rings, but each is special. The first one is a self-closing pearl mock ring with self-closing mock rings thrown off, and a regular Maltese ring thrown off it too. And then a split ring Maltese ring, and then a Maltese ring with dsop (double stitches on picot) which is similar to a daisy picot, but different. Randy prefers the descriptive term "Pearl Tatted Ring", but I am used to calling them "Maltese Rings" like Mlle Riego did.
Here is a picture from some of us working on our amulet bags Saturday night.
And if you missed the fun, keep an eye on the Palmetto
site, where you will be able to order a CD with all the class project patterns (lots more than these here), available sometime this fall.
now! Click Here
for a link direct to their sales page.