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.
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…
Here is a little trick I use to wind my shuttles more easily, and that also lets me use every last bit of my thread easily, keeping tension and without finger tatting. What’s the trick? Leave a little thread from the last project wound on the shuttle.
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.