Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I got some great news today. One of my former tatting students has some students of her own. Congratulations, Heidi! To your students, let me say, "Welcome!" Heidi will get you off to a great start. I envy you the opportunity to tat with her. I know Heidi has already told you about some of the internet resources available. The online tatting community is full of people who will be glad to help you along as well. The links within this blog are just a sampling of what is available.
I have added a new set of links below listing a few of the support groups I know about personally. Ring of Tatters and International Old Lacers are international organizations with hardcopy newsletter subscriptions. I'd like to add some links or mailing addresses to some of the other hardcopy tatting newsletters. So, my friends out there in cyberspace, if you have a favorite tatting newsletter you would like to promote, please add the details in a comment to this blog.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Books are waiting to be read and papers need to be written, so I'd better get back to work. Finals are just 10 days away.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Valeire Square Teardrop & Heart by Eliz Davis: One second shuttle ring turns the square into a teardrop. Then two chain segments complete the transformation to heart.
Round 1: (Note that there are NO joins in this round.)
*R 8-8, cl. R 8-8, cl, rw.
Ch 5-5, cl, rw.*
Repeat from * to * until you have 4 pairs of rings and four chains.
Use the alligator join to climb out of round 1 and into round 2.
Round 2: (Note that you are joining adjacent rings together by joining into the picot of two rings at the same time.)
Ch 2-2-2-2-2-2+(join two adjacent rings together)
Without reversing work, tat a ring of 2-2-2-1—1-2-2-2 (to avoid the need for a second shuttle for one ring, I used the shoelace trick before and after the ring)
Ch 2-2-2-2-2-2+(join into the space at the base of the next pair of rings). Continue the progression of chains until you have joined back where you started this round. Finish as desired.
Round 3: Beginning at the second chain join past the ring of round 2, join and make a chain of 2 ds, 18 picots separated by 2 ds, 2 ds. Join to round two opposite the ring. Repeat the chain of 18 picots and join opposite to your starting point. The picture provided will be a helpful guide.
Note: Size 10 thread will produce a heart approximately 3 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Many thanks to all of you tatters who are sharing your work and your patterns on the internet. It is inspiring to visit your webpages even when I'm too busy to do any tatting myself.
Happy tatting, everyone!
Monday, January 21, 2008
I hope to see some of you at the online class. I plan to attend the evening sessions as often as possible. I have a college class to attend during the daytime session.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
And I finally finished the Cecelia doily. It is complete, pressed, and ready to deliver. The doily has 42 motifs and measures 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches.
Besides completing the doily, I've been working some of the new patterns I received for Christmas. This yellow Oak Leaf was one of the designs I received in the book by Karey Solomon. The next three patterns were in Animal Bookmarks. The snake and the cockerel were designed by Dianna Stevens and the cat was designed by Diana Howe. The last image is butterfly variation 4A from Teri Dusenbury's book, Tatting Butterflies.
I must drop it at etats and then get back to my shuttles. There is so much more I want to do before school starts again next week and everything gets set aside again.
Happy tatting in the new year!