Good morning! My day started with repurposeing our shed for some roosters a lady gave to us. They are young and we're going to let them get a bit bigger before they go in the freezer! Wow I forgot how funny chicken are. I cut a big chunk out of my finger so not sure how the tatting will go. I may try it in a bit after the throbbing stops.
I have finished a couple of braclets, one for my daughter & one for my son's girlfriend who is in the hospital after being shot in the chest. I
Here is a link to my 'guest post' this week, linking my experience in this wonderful community to the spaces I am creating for my students.
I am teaching a morning class of Free Form Tatting, and an afternoon class of Solutions and Possibilities and they are going smashingly well. I asked both classes today if they felt the classes were going well for them and got some great comments. Everyone is going great, learning new things.
I was thrilled today when several tatters in the afternoon classed expressed interest in Maltese tatting and mastered the basic methods.
We were also able to compare the Catherine
I finished an item, my second. Pattern from Learning How to Tat (author I can't remember), #80 thread White Coats and Clark.
What I learned:
How to make a corner, thanks to a mirror.
How to attach using crochet, thanks to Jolette's Flickr page.
What I will do differently, next time:
Use Lizbeth thread coming in an order.
Give it as a gift.
I didn't have anything to do after I finished the Classic Doily and so I doodled with this little oval. It is done in size 40 Coates thread and measure about 6 inches across.
I made another entry about tatting on my blog
And this time I made it bilingually, the idea I got from some blogs I saw from our members here .
-- 2 shuttles
-- size 40 Olympus thread (= Lizbeth #20)
-- some seed beads (I used MillHill size 11)
-- one crystal teardrop
Put beads on your thread:
1st (main) shuttle: 10 seed beads + teardrop + 3 seed beads
2nd (with only 30-40 cm of the thread) shuttle: 1 seed bead
Here's the pattern:
All the Josephine knots (JK) are (12)
Updated 20-12-2012 at 04:13 PM by monedido
Hi all, sorry this blog is a little late, but I have put in a picture of some eye candy to make up for it :D
This is Regal Heart from Teri Dusenbury's book. It's not precisely as her instructions are written. I'm a flip and chain kinda gal. This heart is slated for another cap.
Well hello to all.
I am new to this message blogging group and am very excited to share my latest project.
It was a beaded lanyard for my oldest dtr's favorite college professor.
When I showed her it in progress, she said "It looks just like her!"
that was a very good compliment.
Bright and early Saturday morning, I am off to the IOLI convention to teach 3 classes of tatting for the whole week! I may have no voice when I finish, but I am sure it will be a blast!!!! And I have accepted a brand newbie to be in the class. I just couldn't say no.
I am teaching a clinic type class: bring your problems and we'll take a crack at it. And I am teaching a Free Form Class. I can't even imagine how that will turn out! It is smaller, so we will have the courage to
Hi all, latest blog link above. Also links to Donanta's inspiring tablecloth work...have a read and make a comment :D
Tonight I had very "constructive" conversation with one girl. She started to talk to me on FB, asking some questions about my crocheted jewelry, not a rare thing... She even asked me about my tatted owl earrings (that are not for sale just for show-off).
And somewhere in the middle of conversation, as I expected, she asked me why I do that when "everybody's grandma can do it"? She told me that her grandma can make those things, even better. I was actually glad
I am re-working my Classic Doily so that I can photograph each section to match the written pattern. I am now on the last round and so will hope to get the pattern test-tatted soon. Anyone up for test-tatting?
My mother-in-law taught me this during a brief visit. I had to tweek myself, but I finally got it. Yay. I think a pic of my husband is going to upload here too sorry.