This week half the class learned how to make rings in addition to chains, and I ponder introducing needle tatting to those still struggling with the double stitch.
The teens make great progress and master the double stitch. An update on one girl who initially gave up, and why teaching teens rocks.
Need a quick and dirty shuttle? How about a dozen to give away at a class? Here’s a template to make easy shuttles yourself out of whatever is lying around.
What happens when you combine a room full of middle schoolers, an aspiring teacher, a pile of thread and a mountain of cardboard? It gets interesting…
After planning and plotting for weeks, I finally met the teens of Citizen Schools and got to pitch tatting to them. Many of the students were curious and enthusiastic, and I finally got some feedback about this crazy idea…and a few surprises.
I’m getting ready for Citizen Schools, and the next step is the apprenticeship fair. I’ve got 5 minutes to inspire a bunch of 13-year-olds to want to learn tatting. How would you do it? I’m looking for any and all suggestions, please.
Six generous people are donating shuttles and thread for the teens from Citizen Schools to learn tatting. We still have a few other needs.
One of the most common complaints I hear from tatters is that tatting is a dying art. Here’s why I think tatting is alive and well, and my plan to keep it going.