Monday, February 11, 2013

First meeting! Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild

 We had fun! There were 6 of us that got together at the Mayfair Mall food court. That's me in the tie-dyed t-shirt, giving Judy her first tatting lesson. She got on very quickly! I think she's caught the "tatting bug" :-)
 The group around the table laden with tatting goodies included Khomi, Judy, Heather, Ana, and Shirley.
 Gift bags containing a shuttle and ball of thread were presented to each tatter at the meeting.
 Heather has been tatting since last summer, and had a lot of really beautiful work to show.
 Judy and Shirley were new beginners at tatting. They both learned fast, and had rings and chains to show before the evening was done.
 Ana worked on a tatted pendant with buttons, while Shirley practiced her first double stitches.
Khomi used to tat a lot, but hadn't done it for 20 years. At this meeting she tatted the brown butterfly in size 10 thread, I did the multicolored one in size 3.

It seemed that the 2nd Monday of the month works well for this group, so we plan on meeting again on March 11.

11 comments:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

It's wonderful to see all this enthusiasm! It's nice to see the words "Tatting Guild!" I'm sure you'll grow to many more members!


Karen said...

Great success for a first meeting!! So fun to read about it. Karen in OR

Margarets designer cards said...

So much fun and everyone looks happy and enjoying themselves. Nice to see some new tatters.
Margaret

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Congratulations on your new tatting guild! It looks like you ladies had a wonderful time.

Lelia said...

All the participants look happy + what lovely tatting!!!

God's Kid said...

Looks like a fabulous day!! :)

nuta said...

very good work!

picotsnkeys said...

I'm happy everyone had a great time! And of course the newbies were having success....they have a great teacher: YOU!
Thank you for all you do for the tatting world.
Melanie

Karla Barraza said...

Yay! It's great to hear that you guys had so much fun, and that we have some new tatters!!! I hope I can go to a meeting some day =D

claudia meza said...

wonderful meeting!!! contratulations!!

Barbara Gordon said...

It looks like a group of very enthusiastic looking women, who are truly enjoying themselves. I know how that is to. Tatting is a lot of fun, and glad to see many more enjoying doing it to. Marilee is such a great person to get a group of this going.