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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tatting Lace With Others, Mysteries Uncovered

  At Tat days we were actually tatting along and everyone was given a new ball of thread.  A couple people commented that they tatted very tightly and then one of them broke her thread and we were saying "wow you weren't kidding".  Then she did it again and I said "maybe you are stressed out".  Then it happened again.  
I asked to see a length of thread and just tried to break it and with my hands and it did and then I took some of my own and tried it again, it didn't break as easily and we couldn't figure it out, even after a quick inspection of the thread.  We returned to Lisa Adams (The tatter's enabler, from The Tatting Cornor :) and after a small bit of time she returned and had counted the threads within the thread (which are supposed to be 6)  and there was the problem less cords on the thread, making it weak thread.  She replaced it and we tatted on.
 This little story will make you inspect your thread if you have this same problem.  Dry rot and fraying are other reasons but when tatting and breaking threads remember it may not be You!
Of course more keys to tat around.

Starting on an earring order.

Some more on this doily and blocked it a bit!

My dog with lace again 
remember, Tat the Day Away!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fun People Just Didn't Get Enough Pictures

This is another wonderful class taught by Carolyn Craig at left and two students Katrina (I hope I'm right with her name)and me. 

We made these lovely cats and she painted the heads to match the thread she supplied too.
I love he tail technique this can be used in other 3 d things like flowers. 

I taught the key class and we also had a great time in the lobby at hotel just talking tatting is was fantastic
Above is Patricia , Maryanna, Sharon they finished there keys. 

Another smart and fun taltented lady with key😀

And looky looky who I got to meet the famous Georgia Seitz in person, she is real😁

I was able to meet and watch the talented needle tatters and am so impressed with them I remember the lady from Manhattan NY Sherry
I loved how the little beautiful bracelet of Sharon, brought us both shuttle and needle tatters together. 
Have a great day and wear that tatted hat I say.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Spring Doily One Round To Go

Leaving me time to clean house???

Or work on my other doily?
Have a great day what ever you are doing :)