Saturday, April 26, 2014

Red and Blue

The white didn't stay so white, but the red and blue are good, rich colors in my latest batch of hand dyed thread. I tried to keep a large section of white, but the dye had ideas of it's own :)
It could be used in addition to a solid white thread.

Will be teaching a live Beginning Shuttle Tatting workshop at Shake Rag Alley on May 31st:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

So many thanks

Thank you to all who support creative arts. I have had a strange week, starting with the "Monday from the twilight zone...."

Seriously??? 4 patterns from the same designer on a magazine cover without asking permission??? I still don't know what I should say, but Corina Meyfeldt has written a very good post on her blog, explaining how copyright violation hurts the artist and ultimately hurts everyone.

Well, it snowed here and Easter is this coming Sunday. I don't have any pretty Easter egg tatting to show you - since I volunteer for church music, holy week is the busiest week of the year. Actually, I "volunteered" to play cello to accompany the choir - I got "drafted" to sing in the choir. No, not both at the same time :)

The enigmatic photo at left is just a peek at my current tatting for a "secret project". Not saying more just now, except that the issues with design theft have made me realize that sometimes it's good to have friends in high places.

Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild meeting was this past Monday the 14th, but only one other person showed up (probably due to the snow). The 2 of us had fun together, but didn't bother to take pictures. I had to leave at 5:15 for a music rehearsal.

Happy spring to all who live in the northern hemisphere, and to those "down under", happy fall!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Photos from Concinnity Convention

That's me with a minion :)

My dear husband Jan, helping with my display of tatted jewelry.

Another view of my display.

My tatted belt in radiant orchid.

The  tatted high collar grabbed a lot of attention from passersby.

View of my rack of tatted earrings from my table, with shoppers in the background.

More shoppers at the Concinnity vendors area.
Concinnity was great fun! My tatted jewelry got lots of admirers, and even some sales! People did take my fliers about the Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild, so I'm expecting the guild membership to grow. I also had business cards out for the Etsy shop, and Craftsy cards. A few folks remarked that they remembered a grandmother or other relative who used to tat. To the young people this was an entirely new craft they had not heard of before (different from tattooing), and they made remarks like, "Awesome!" and "So cool!". My dear husband, Jan, took breaks from assisting me to attend some of the convention presentations, including Real Victorian Technology, World's Fair, Practical Airships, and 50 Years of Dr. Who. Next time I really will have to teach him how to handle sales alone, so that I can get away to attend some of the fascinating presentations myself!