|This lovely lady is an amazing artist! The fabric of her bag is from a painting she did! Take a look at her website www.patriceprocopio.com|
Some of us will be going to the Tollway Tatters gathering on Saturday, August 19, at the Hinsdale Oasis. Good times!
|The start of "Unfolding Heart"|
|As far as I got with my tatting at the mall.|
|Ana came wearing a beautiful handmade bracelet on one hand and a bandage on the other! She wasn't able to bend that finger much, but since it was her shuttle hand she could still tat.|
|As far as Ana got with her project, a necklace in progress.|
|Khomi arrived just in time to claim her tatting magazine and to visit!|
2 Marys drove 2 hours to get to this meeting! Ana, Fran, and I were also there.
Mary has done the "Tatter's Across Time" tatting proficiency program, and wow, it shows. She brought some examples of the projects that she tatted from the lessons.
Lovely vintage tatting was also brought to show, including a baby bonnet (not photographed). I can't remember if these handkerchiefs were vintage or recently edged with tatted lace. (Well, I was excited about seeing so much tatting!)
Ana learned how to tat a split ring at this meeting! She practiced it by tatting a neck cord of split rings for a pendant.
Here are some more projects that people had in progress:
Looking forward to the next meeting on December 12.
Amoeba Triangle pattern (one of my designs)!
The wooden shuttles were handmade by the Shuttle Brothers.
The 2 newest tatters in our little group, Jill and Mandy, are making amazing progress in practicing double stitches, picots, and joins.
Ana finished her tatting-embellished filigree earrings up to sewing the tails in,
Chocolate pumpkins kept energy levels high. I brought a pair of earrings that I made from an Elizabeth Zipay pattern to offer as a door prize. The winning name drawn from the bag was Sue Anna.
A rare book: A Pattern Book of Tatting written by Mary Konior, was admired by all! Thanks to Sue Anna for bringing this along so that we could be inspired by the uniquely beautiful designs in it.