February Tat and Chat

Last Tuesday my two most recent tatting students came over for a tat and chat.  We’ve been getting together about once a month for several months now.  We have so much fun!  I’m not sure just how much tatting actually gets done but we do talk about it and have a great time.

Sherry cautiously  works on her tatting @ wandasknottythoughts.com

Sherry takes a cautious approach to tatting.  She doesn’t like taking out mistakes so doesn’t work very fast but she’s making progress.  She’s working on a heart that she would like to frame.

Becky winds a shuttle preparing for her next project @ wandasknottythoughts.com

Becky is a lot more bold and not afraid to make mistakes.  Since last month she tatted four hearts, framed them and gave them away for Valentine’s day.  She didn’t yet have a pattern that called for it but she wanted to learn how to make split rings.  She was doing it quite well with them by the time she left.

Becky brought a few flea market finds, a small doily, small piece of hen and chicks and a shuttle @ wandasknottythoughts.com
 Becky brought along a few flee market/antique store finds.  The small doily was found some time ago and looks to be made in about size 30.  Another time she and her husband did some bargaining for the silver shuttle.  The larger one we have determined is made from French ivory and is in very nice shape.  It is about the size of a Tatsy shuttle (the silver about the size of regular Clover) and still has tatting attached, the hen and chicks probably made in size 30.
We’ve set a date for our March get-together and made plans for our April meet to be on April 1 for International Tatting Day. They think they can handle the requirements: tat something fun, do it in public, and eat chocolate!
Have you made plans for International Tatting Day yet?
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9 thoughts on “February Tat and Chat”

  1. Dear Wanda,

    Thank you for making your gorgeous designs available online. I have to date used two of your edging patterns to create unique masterpieces.

    A year or two ago, I made a case for my sunglasses using your Hanging Basket Edging.

    At a bit after 2:00 this morning, in only three and a half weeks, I completed my future daughter-in-law's garter to toss.

    I am currently creating a sample to test my ideas for a modification that will make Gina's garter to keep twice, I expect, as marvelous as the one to toss. That garter should be finished by the end of April. I plan to enter both in the Orange County and Southern California Fairs this year.

    The big day is January 21, 2017, at the Phoenix Country Club in Arizona.

    I want to send you the photos, but I can't find a way to do so here! Help!

    1. I'm excited to hear that you like my patterns. I would love to see what you have done with them. At the bottom of the post there is a statement that says "posted by tattrldy at 8:43 P.M." Click on the word 'tattrldy' and it brings up my profile page with my email. If that doesn't work try wandasknottythoughts (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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