December meeting notes

 Seven of us braved the single digit cold temperature and piles of snow to get together for tatting fun! Tatted snowflakes were seen in abundance, but not necessarily white - I guess we Wisconsin folks (and upper Illinois folks) get enough of the white snowflakes outside :) Several of us brought snowflakes or were starting to tat a snowflake pattern, but I think Barbara brought most of them. She added beads to the design of the green snowflakes seen in the top photo, but I don't remember where she said the pattern was found.

The always more than generous Sue Anna brought her hand dyed thread collection, and let everyone choose some as a free gift! Sue Anna and Marilee demonstrated a way to unwind a skein of hand dyed thread. Everyone also got to see and marvel at some of Sue Anna's ever-growing shuttle collection.  Obviously, the Pop-A-Bobbin shuttles are some of her favorites.

Projects that were seen in progress or completed included snowflakes, jewelry, bookmarks, and random tatting (aka making it up as we go along).  A lot of the snowflake designs came from the beautiful pattern books written by Jon Yusoff. Some of the items were from patterns by other designers, too. We happened to be in the right place and time to enjoy the singing of a live choir nearby as we tatted and chatted. I should mention that the school age, youngest tatter in our group is doing very nice work - she's a natural!

Weather permitting, we will be having our next meeting on January 13.

Pop-a-bobbin shuttles
Spinning Wheel pattern designed by Mary Konior

Pattern by Jon Yosoff tatted in thread sizes 10, 20, and 30
Patterns from various sources, tatted by Barbara


Lottiefla said...

Awesome! I sure wish there was a tatting group near me. It looks like so much fun!

Marilee Rockley said...

All you need to do to start a tatting group is one other person interested in tatting, and a public location to meet, such as a food court in a mall, or a coffee shop. Then, name your guild and get the word out! That's all I did, and it's grown to quite a few people in less than a year.

Anonymous said...

So cool indeed!