Corry from Norway asked, “I’ve just been practising tatting for a month or so and I’d like some advise in …
Joy asked, Looking through the patterns, I don’t always see instructions for what size thread to use. How do I …
One student overcomes her fears, another tats a perfect flower, and yet another makes good progress on a dragon.
I promissed I would eventually explain “Cellebrate the butterfly!” Well, here is what it is all about. Learning and struggling and tatting and becoming a new person.
Citizen Schools students try out a mouse and a heart pattern. Also, it is only three weeks until the WOW!
This week students finally take a break from butterflies and try a new pattern: fish! Oh, and there be dragons…
We made more butterflies today, and a couple adventerous students tried a new pattern. I’m having a bit of difficulty getting the students to try new patterns.
In this Citizen School class we began to read patterns, and made (various amounts of) butterflies!
The teens learn needle tatting, and others make more progress with their shuttle tatting. Regardless of the method, both groups are making tatted rings and chains and picots.
Here’s my next motif in the 25 Motif Challenge, another beautiful golden motif from Lyn Morton’s book. The giveaway for her Christmas tatting pattern book, Oren Bayan thread and beads closes tonight! Also an exciting update on my computer situation and my Irlen diagnostic is today.
How to block your tatted project once you are finished making it. That is, how to get any wrinkles and dips out of it, and get all the rings and chains going in the direction they are supposed to, so it is presentable for public display.
The teens make great progress and master the double stitch. An update on one girl who initially gave up, and why teaching teens rocks.