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Friday, September 4, 2020

I wish I was at Palmetto Tatdays 2020!


Happy Palmetto Tat Days Everyone!

This weekend many of us are wishing we were in Georgia right now enjoying all that Tatland has to offer.   Palmetto Tat Days like the Christmas in Whoville is stopped by nothing, not huricanes nor covid!  So let's take a moment this weekend to pretend we are at Palmetto Tat Days. 
This is what I suggest:

1. On Saturday wear one of your past tatday shirts (or designate a pretend tatday shirt if you have never attended)

2. Tat a pattern fron tatdays or one written by a past tatday teacher or an UFO from a tatting seminar.

If you are stuck you can look on my blog www.victats.blogspot.com or on Jane's site www.janeeborall.freeservers.com for a pattern.

3. Eat Chocolate
4. Take a picture...post it to your Facebook site  or blog with #palmettotatdays or...share it with me...

For more information on the Palmetto Tatters Guild go to http://palmettotatters.org/.

I have added below a pattern for tatted ear savers.   I used size 3 Lizbeth thread for the sample in the picture. You can use any size thread but you will need to add more repeats.  You will also need to make the size of the beads used smaller to fit the rings better.  With Size 3 thread it is easier to add the beads after by sewing them in place but with a smaller thread you may want to add them as you go.


Tatted Ear Savers by Vicki Clarke

Terms

sp- small picot

p- picot

lj- lock join

C- chain

vsp- very small picot

R- ring

 

Materials: 

Size 3 Thread (6 yards in kit)

6 or 8 mm beads

2 buttons

Thread to sew on buttons and beads (not in kit)

 

Wind 3 yards of thread of a shuttle, or if needle tatting normal tail

 

R     5 p 5 vsp 5 p 5

C     5 p 5

*R   5 + (previous ring) 5 vsp 5 p 5

C     5 p 5*

Repeat from * to * until you have 5 rings in total then:

C     7  lj (p on 5th ring)  7 lj (vsp on closest ring)

C     *5 p 5 lj (vsp on next ring)*

Repeat from * to * across top of rings then


C
    7  lj (p on 1st ring)  7 , join to beginning ring.  Hide ends.

 

Now take some thread (I used size 20 thread in a coordinating color)  and sew a button on at the first picot.  Don’t cut the thread, instead run the thread either behind the tatting or through the core of the double stitches to the 1st picot of the 2nd ring.   Sew a bead to the middle of the ring by going through the 1st and 3rd picots.  Repeat with the next 2 rings.  Finish by sewing the 2nd button to the last picot on the 5th ring.  Knot and hide threads. 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Interview. with a Tatter

I was so honoured to be asked by Shelley Perreault, the Prairie Lace Tatter last week to do an interview.  Shelley is a fellow Canadian Tatter.  Her blog the Prairie Lace Tatter shares interviews, tatting trips and important tatting techniques like Projectile Tatting!   So I was honored that she asked me to do an interview about my tatting.  The interview is now published on her blog.  Thank you Shelley so much for the opportunity to talk tatting with you!
Gratuitous tatting below...

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!🎉🎉🎉
Hope everyone is getting ready for a socially distant but awesome 4th of July
This is our last day of the 4th of July Tat-a-long. 
Day 3

 Materials:

Size 20 white thread or beading thread in white.  (Any size will do but it means you will have to fiddle a bit with the beads)

Size 10 beads in white, black, red.

 I used a floss threader to add beads during this round, a beading needle would work well too.

 Start by passing white thread through vsp on the 2nd Chain of red

Add 5 white beads

Pass through thread through the vsp on the 3rd Chain of red

Add 5 white beads

Pass thread through vsp on the blue chain

Add 5 white beads

Pass thread through vsp on 1st Chain of red

Add 5 white beads, tie to beginning thread

Add 8 black beads

*Add 4 red beads, pass thread back through 1st 3 beads*

Repeat 4 times then hide ends.

I hide the ends in the beads by going back up through the white beads. 

 


Friday, July 3, 2020

4th Of July Tat-A-long Day 2

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather (or at least its beautiful here)
This is Day 2 of the 4th of July Tat-a-long!

 Materials for day 2:

Size 20 Lizbeth in red

Terms

C- chain

R- ring

vsp- very small picot


Wind 1 yard of red thread on shuttle CTM with ball

Needle tatters normal tail 

R         4 + (above 1st lock join of Round 2 Day 1)  4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 p 4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 p 4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 + (above last lock join of Round 2 Day 1) 4

 Hide ends

 Tomorrow you need the white thread (or beading thread) and size 10 beads in red, white and black.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

4th of July Tat-a-long!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Very Canadian Tat-a-long!  I had a great Canada Day!
However we can't forget our friends to the south!  So we will start another tat-a-long!

4th July Tat-a-long Day 1
 

Materials:

Size 20 Lizbeth in red, white and blue.  (Any size will do but it means you will have to fiddle a bit with the beads)

Size 10 beads in white, black, red.


Terms

C- chain

R- ring

vsp- very small picot

lj- lock join.  Make a lock join by using a crochet hook to pull shuttle thread through the joining space.  This creates a loop and you pass the shuttle through the loop then tighten to remove excess thread.  In these patterns a lock join is often joined to the space between chains.  Where to do the lj is indicated in brackets.  For example lj (C2 & 3) means a lj in the space between the 2nd and 3rd chain.

mp- mock picot

rw- reverse work; turn the tatting towards you to change the direction the chain is facing

SCMR- self closing mock ring.  See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions.

 

Wind 1.5 yards of blue thread on shuttle CTM with ball

Needle tatters normal tail

 

Center

R1        6 vsp 6 vsp 6 vsp 6 mp

 

Round 1

C1        4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C2       4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C3       4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C4       4 vsp 4 lj (mp) 

Round 2

C5       4 lj (vsp C1) 3

SCMR             8

C6       5 lj (vsp C1) 6 lj (vsp C2) 4

SCMR             8

C7       4 lj (next vsp C2) 6 lj (vsp C3) 5

SCMR             8

C8       3 lj (next vsp C3) 4 lj (between C3 and C4)  hide ends

For tomorrow you need 1 yard of red thread on shuttle CTM with ball.




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long Day

🇨🇦🇨🇦Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦🇨🇦
Thanks to  Spears for reminding me to post Day 3 on the blog!

Day 3-  Canadian Sunrise 🌅

You will need a crochet hook, floss threader (or bead needle), clear size 10 beads and about 12 inches of red thread.
There is no tatting in this part, we are adding beads between the bangle and the sun.

Start by tying to 1st picot on the ring left of the mountain (hide end in the beads).
Add 9 beads, tie to bangle
Add 10 beads, pass thread through picot of next ring
Add 12 beads, tie to bangle
Add 13 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 14 beads, tie to bangle
Add 14 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 13 beads, tie to bangle
Add 12 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 10 beads, tie to bangle
Add 9 beads, tie to picot of next ring and hide end in beads
You may need to fiddle with moving where you tied at the bangle.  I suggest a dab of glue to help hold the bangle ties in place

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long Day 2

Day 2
As you may guess today is very short.  These are my version of the Canadian Rockies.  I imagined looking East from BC.  If you are more east in Canada you could use blue for the ocean, maybe stick a boat in there lol.  

New terms:
VS- victorian sets.  Make 2 1st half stitch and then make 2 2nd half stitches. Number in front indicates how many repeats of the set to tat.

Wind 1 1/2 yards on shuttle, needle tatters normal tail.

R.  4 +(bangle) 4
C.  6 VS + (vsp of ring on sun)  5 VS
R.  4 +(bangle) 4
C.  5 VS + (skip one ring and join to vsp of next ring on sun)  6 VS
R.  4 +(bangle) 4

Hide ends

Short and sweet!  Tomorrow you will be doing super simple beading.  

If you could not find a plastic ring in the right size below is a substitution. 
You will need to press this into shape a bit.  Its very important that you make the large picot 5/8 inch in height (from top of ds to tip of picot)

R 6 vsp 6
C 2ds  large picot (as mentioned) 2ds
*R 6ds vsp 6ds
C. 2ds +(large picot)  2ds*
Repeat from * to * until you have 12 rings
Press into shape.  You may also want to stiffen it