No Meetings Until?

There will not be a Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild meeting in April. This is, of course, due to the social distancing requirements brought about by the coronavirus. The date when we will be able to gather together again, depends on the situation with the coronavirus in future months.

Until then, stay home, keep tatting, stay safe and stay healthy! 


At Brookfield

4 of 6, with 1 new beginner

Connie tatted this lovely bookmark from the pattern "Down the Garden Path", found in the book "Tatting Treats Three" by Pam Palmer
The book containing the "Down the Garden Path" pattern


February Tatting and Macaroons

 A colorful, yummy treat of macaroons was enjoyed alongside our tatting at this meeting, held at Brookfield Square shopping mall food court, 95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI.
 I brought some Japanese tatting books to show, recently acquired from the estate of Barbara Gordon who passed away on January 16. 
This photo of Barbara Gordon was taken on June 12, 2017

Snow scene at Greenfield Park in Milwaukee county


A Better Place

 New year, new meeting location! 
Brookfield Square shopping mall, 95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005 in the food court.

Plenty of room with good lighting, and the fireplace adds a cozy atmosphere! 

 We enjoyed our tatting projects and looking at the pictures in this Russian tatting book, Frivolite by Nata Abrosimova. No need to know the language, as the pictures and diagrams in the book are very clear. More information about this book is here.


October 14 photos, NEW location in November

We look like we're having fun, don't we?! The next meeting will be at a DIFFERENT location than where we've met for the past 6 years. On Monday, November 11 January 13 (weather permitting) we'll meet at Brookfield Square shopping mall, 95 N Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005 in the food court. Time frame is same as usual, 3pm to 7pm.


Enjoying a Tatting Magazine

 At the September meeting we turned pages and sighed over the beautiful photos of tatting in an Italian magazine. The cover is shown in the next photo. I purchased the magazine from Handy Hands Tatting.
There is a tatted glove pattern in this issue, and we discussed how it could be modified to make fingerless gloves that would still look elegant but require much less fitting and effort to finish.

 Connie showed off her multi-hued bookmarks tatted in hand dyed thread.
 Nancy has started needle tatting a doily using 4 colors of thread; 3 solids and a variegated blend.
I've been adding tatting around beaded centers to make pendants and earrings.


Celebrating with Cupcakes and Tatting

That's me on the left, with Connie. We're enjoying "tie-dye" cupcakes baked by Colette.

After Ana finished her cupcake she admired the design left on the paper liner!

Nancy ready to dig into her cupcake.

Luscious and colorful all the way through!

Lovely gifts from Nancy! A little bird said it was somebody's birthday?

Gorgeous tatted set made by Ana. 

Tatted in Lizbeth "Autumn Spice", these earring are ready for findings. Made by Ana. 

Another pretty motif begun by Ana.

My own experiment with Lizbeth Metallic in Violet.