Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Lacy Treasure" pendants for classes

"Beaded Tatting" class is on the calendar, yippee! I've been penciled in on Oct. 7 as one starting date for a 3 session class, and October 30 as the other starting date.
The pendants in the photo are the class project. Students will have their choice of color. The design (my own) uses just 1 shuttle, rings and chains, lock joins, normal (or picot) join to the jump ring finding, beads on chains, and sewing in ends. A lot to cover in 3 two-hour sessions, but the class size is limited to 5 students, and I will have them learn on heavy "practice thread" before they start the project with their "good" thread. Students will be reminded to practice between sessions! If some catch on quickly and finish first, I'll just work with them on additional techniques or projects; whatever I'm able to help with.
Students will be getting a kit of supplies as shown in the lower photo. The kit does not include beads or findings (the class takes place in a bead shop). They will have the information about the bead sizes needed, so they will have the opportunity to buy their choice of beads at the shop, or can bring some from their own stash.
The shop I will be teaching at is called "Bead Needs" and has a website here.
This will be fun!

11 comments:

Pamela said...

Lucky,lucky students!!

Wouldn't we all like to be there too.

Bonnie said...

Lucky students, and lucky teacher as well, this sounds like alot of fun! Enjoy yourself, Marilee.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Wow Marilee, this is so cool! Great job!

TattingChic said...

What an awesome project for your students to tat! They are fortunate to have such a talented teacher!

zarina said...

Can I join the class too? Congrats on a chance to spread the craft.

Clyde said...

Great Teacher, Great project and Hand Dyed Thread sounds like the best lessons to me. What a great way to be introduced to tatting.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you all so very much for the encouragement!

Dantatter said...

Your plan sounds like a very good one. I hope you'll enjoy the teaching very much and the students are lucky to have such a good teacher.

Anonymous said...

Marilee -

I would love to join your class too but I am in NJ. Wonderful project.

Sunela

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

If I lived an hour north of Chicago instead of an hour south of Chicago, I'd be signing up for your class! It sounds like loads of fun!

yarnplayer said...

So glad you folks would like to be in my class! That is the wonderful thing about the Internet - even though we all live so far apart, we can still "get together" to visit. I'll keep you posted on how things go for the class, when it happens.