What a lovely spot for a tatting class, inside the Radisson Hotel Racine Harbourwalk. I had 5 beginners, and they all worked very hard on learning the "flip". I managed to cover the double stitch, picots, chains, rings, normal joins, and lock joins within the 3 hours allotted for the class. One thing I wish I had done, is to have several samples of the class project available in various stages of completion. I think that would have helped the students understand the construction better.
After that came a very delicious lunch! Then, some relaxing time spent in the open beading room with the other LBS retreat participants.
The wonderful organizers gave each of the instructors a gift bag stuffed full of goodies! Mine included the book Picot Lace by Sandy Forrington. It looks like a tatting book, but actually it is beads that are sewn together in formations to resemble tatting. Not beaded tatting - just beads arranged to look like tatting. I have never seen this book before, and am very happy to have it. For sure it will give me still more ideas to think about!