Sunday, January 27, 2019

Registration Open for Finger Lakes Tatting

Registration is now open for the Finger Lakes Tatting Conference, to be held April 5-7.  Click HERE for the link.  This is the one held in Lodi, NY, hosted by Karey Solomon and her group, which always has lots of fun, lots to learn, and lots of wonderful home-cooked food.

They are planning to add pictures of the class projects to the website soon.  I've seen Vicki Clarke's project on the Finger Lake's Facebook site. This is the project I will be teaching, focusing on the "inverted tatting" technique.  It takes 3-4 colors of thread and 2 shuttles.

Other upcoming events are:

Shuttlebirds Tatting Days, Post Falls, ID, May 2-5, registration open. LINK

International Organization of Lace Inc (IOLI) Conference Spokane Valley, WA July 21-27, featuring Mimi Dillman, Karen Bovard Sayre, and Natalie Rogers. LINK

Tatting Corner Tat Days, Chesterfield, IN, July 11-13 LINK

Palmetto Tatters Guild Tat Days, Toccoa, GA Sept 5-8 LINK

Fringe Element Tat Days, Cambridge, ON, Sept 27-28 LINK

I hope you can all attend one (or more) of these events. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Spontaneous Tatting & Sharon's Snowflakes

It occurred to me a little while back that I am doing much less spontaneous tatting than I used to.  By spontaneous, I mean seeing something and just deciding to make it.  Just for fun.  The last couple of years or so, I've done so much starting big projects, or starting projects with the fair or some other purpose in mind.  I think I need to lighten up and do more tatting on a whim.

An excellent opportunity for this was making one of a series of snowflakes shared by Sharon B on her blog.  Over the past few months, she has generously shared 26 snowflake patterns in diagram form.  Click HERE for a post with a picture of all of them and links for all the patterns.  Thank you, Sharon.