Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Let's Pretend We're at the FRINGE TATDAYS!!!!

You must think I'm Mr. Dressup by now (google it if you aren't Canadian).

However, I'm doing another Let's Pretend Day only this time you are pretending you are at the Fringe Element TatDays this Friday Sept 21 and Saturday Sept 22/2018. 

The rules are similar to last time:

1. tat a pattern by a present or previous teacher.  To make it simple I have provided one call the Shuttle Icedrop  It uses a similar stone as last time.  There is a video tutorial here

2. Share it on Facebook, Instagram or send me an email ( with the hashtag #tatting

3.  Say eh occasionally.  To help you with the proper use of "eh" I have found this link

Most of all have fun and start planning your local tatdays or a trip to a relatively near by tatdays!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Palmetto Tatdays- stuff I bought

I didn't plan on purchasing a lot of stuff buy at the Palmetto Tatdays.  However that's not what happened.....I bought a few things from the vending room and a few things at the silent auction.  I also won some of the live auction items.  I didn't purchase shuttles but I did get some books. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Let's pretend we're at Palmetto Tatdays

First photo of the Tatty Square Ice drop from Elizabeth!  Looks amazing Elizabeth.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Let's Pretend You Are At Palmetto Tatdays 2018

Hi everyone!  I'm winging my way down to the Palmetto Tatdays on Sept 6-9 and it looks like its going to be a fantastic weekend!  I know not everyone can attend so I'm inviting you to share in the fun and pretend you are there tatting with the rest of us.  
The way to play along is tat any design by a present or past teacher at the Palmetto Tatdays then send me a picture or a link or share it in my comments section below. 
To make this easy I'm sharing the pattern I've put in the grab bags at Palmettos.  Its called the Tatty Square Ice Drop.  I have been a past teacher and so this pattern qualifies. 

You will need size 20 thread, a shuttle and a gem that is 12mm square.  I found sticker gems at the Dollarama that come in strips on a sheet and I either pulled off the glue or stuck them together to make the center stone.  If you look at the Dollar Tree in the stationary or craft section you should be able to find them.  I'm giving you the week's notice to find the gem.  
I used Karey Solomon's Hand Dyed Thread for this sample.

A tutorial for the Tatty Square ice drop is also available on Youtube

Don't forget to send me a picture (email or comment in the comment section when you participate.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Spiral Rings

Ninetta Caruso shared a tutorial a tutorial on Spiral Rings aka Lenka rings.  Lenka does a really neat thing where makes a ring distort into a spiral.  Its kinda like the Yorkie hearts yet not quite the same so you get spirals. Picture is some fiddling based on Ninetta's tutorial.   I'm loving the sharing of ideas and these rings!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Shuttle Review on Facebook

I did a review of the Debbie Comfi Shuttles I purchased from Snowgoose on Facebook.  I was going to share here too but I erased it.  So here's the link to the review.    Hope it helps!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thanks Ninetta

Thanks to Ninetta we have a new tatting stitch called the treble double stitch (tds)!  Today I'm practicing rings and chains with the treble double stitch.  Its a fun challenge to play with the tds.  Thank you Ninetta for sharing this idea!