A new color of Lizbeth thread, #699 Harvest Gold. I like it!
I showed off my new shuttle from The Knotted Vine and gave away another shuttle. Ana finished tatting a heart pendant, Nancy crocheted a scarf, and Becky worked on a bookmark from a book called Tatted Bookmarks Needle and Shuttle published by Handy Hands. There are patterns from several contemporary designers in it.
Khomi stopped by later to visit and tat a snowflake.
Always a good time with these lovely ladies!
The new tatter who just learned last month stopped by (along with her 2 little girls) to show that she'd been practicing! Her first motif (not pictured) looked very good indeed.
We will meet again on September 10.
|Becky's necklace in progress (pattern from the Craftsy Shuttle Tatting course; affiliate link)|
|Nancy's necklace in progress; needle tatting|
Khomi arrived later and wanted an easy motif to tat. I gave her a copy of my Tatted Star Motif (instant download).
I forgot to take a picture of Ana's project. She color coordinated the thread and bead colors perfectly!
Next month, April 9th, I won't be at the meeting (I'll still be traveling back from the Finger Lakes Tatting Conference) but Ana, Nancy, and Becky will be there!
Ana, Becky, and Nancy wanted to see how I did the Celtic tatting on my new necklace design. I started to show them...and then realized that I didn't know exactly what I was doing, myself! But, this was a good learning experience for, well - at least for me. :-)
Eventually, I hope to get it all written down, step by step, with in-progress photos. I need those to figure out my own patterns; always have!
Tatting With Beads Jewelry. Ana was tatting earrings from the same pattern book that Nancy had. Becky was working on a tatted necklace pattern from my Craftsy class (affiliate link).
A new tatter named Jean showed up saying that she had been trying to get "the flip" but couldn't figure out how to do it. Well, after being shown a demonstration, she successfully flipped a stitch in about 30 seconds! After that, she kept on tatting! She practiced chains for a while, then went on to close her first ring, then another, and by the end of the evening understood picots, counting, and had joined 2 rings. That is phenomenally quick progress!
Tat A Monument In Pink project. (Click the link to find more details about this worldwide project.)
I tried using a new Clover bobbin shuttle, and was pleasantly surprised that the bobbin stayed firmly in it's place in the shuttle, in spite of the tight, quick jerks I tend to use when tatting. I'm normally not a fan of bobbin shuttles, but I like this one!