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.
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
sp- small picot
lj- lock join
vsp- very small picot
Size 3 Thread (6 yards in kit)
6 or 8 mm beads
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.