Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Under construction

View of the road construction work through my front door

Dump trucks and digging machines are the sounds of summer this year. I sure hope the UPS man finds a way to deliver the box of white tatting thread that I ordered from Handy Hands, or I won't be able to continue my hand dyeing business on Etsy! I'm totally out of thread! Yes, I know I should have ordered before the supply got so low, but all of my focus previous to this point was on preparing for the class that I was teaching in Colorado the 3rd week of June.

The class seemed to go pretty well, even though I had a lot of projects to demonstrate and many topics to try to remember. You'll find out more about what I was doing in that class in a few weeks - spoilers! ;-)

Since that's now behind me, I've started experimenting again, to try to come up with a new design. Photo at left shows I haven't done much. The way my brain works, I have to tat a pile of messes before something with possibility appears. Then, I go from there.

I plan to try to submit an intermediate tatting class besides a basic tatting class to Bead&Button Show for next year. The projects, including patterns, are due by mid-August! They expect projects to be astounding, so we'll see if I can come up with anything that would be accepted.


Margarets designer cards said...

I hope they finish the work quickly and you get your parcel.
Looking forward to your new designs whatever they are.

God's Kid said...

Gorgeous trial pieces!! :)

muskaan said...

You're trying something with Ninetta's Curled Rings ! How nice . Eagerly awaiting the final pieces :-)
Hope you get the threads in time .

Kathy Niklewicz said...

That's a short deadline! It seems to me that all of your work is astounding, and you're so far ahead of the pack in your design concepts already, I'm sure your classes could include some of your past designs! I'd like to tell your students that they are learning from a superstar tatter and teacher!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You're accomplishing way more than I am, and I don't have construction going on outside my front door! I hope to catch up on all you've been doing at our next Tollway Tatters meeting!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, everyone!
The box of white thread arrived, so I can continue hand dyeing!
Muskaan, yes, I'm trying out Ninetta's Curled Rings! Thanks to your excellent tutorials!
Kathy, thank you so much for your wonderful encouragement! To clarify the Bead&Button Show requirements, any design taught there must be exclusive to that event for 6 weeks before and 6 weeks after the show. Since my published patterns are always available, I can't use any of those, but need to design something new.
Diane, you accomplish more than anybody I know! I'm looking forward to Tollway Tatters as well.