Friday, November 27, 2015

Tatted Cotter Pin Bracelet

 Here's my first completed project in "Tatted Cotter Pin Links", a new idea which I am experimenting with. It was inspired by the wire wrapping technique "Cotter Pin Chain". I'm wearing the bracelet to see how well it holds up, and then I'll report my observations. I do plan on preparing a tutorial, soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tatting Days and The Domes

15th Annual Tatting Days - that's me standing, teaching the tatted "feather" design

Another photo of the class in session

Ruth George holding her magnificent tatted mobile
 Tatting Days at the Tatting Corner was fantastic! I recognized many faces from last year, although I'm terrible at remembering names. Great food and lots of fun both days that I was there. But, I had to leave early to get back to Milwaukee in time to set up at Jewelry At The Domes!

Part of my display at my table in The Domes

Selfie at The Domes, wearing a tatted heart

Tatted necklaces displayed on my table
The Domes are always fun, and even though sales were very slow this year, I had many people show an interest in tatting! I handed out guild flyers, Craftsy cards, and was even approached by the owner of a local bead shop asking if I would teach tatting classes at her shop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

While I'm at Tatting Days

Some of my Etsy shop listings have been deactivated for the rest of this week, since I'm taking the items with me. Orders placed at my Etsy shop from November 11 - 15 will be shipped November 16.

My tatted jewelry will be put on display for sale at Jewelry at the Domes in Milwaukee on November 14.

Busy week! Hope yours goes well. Stay calm and keep tatting.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Forest" dye batch, tatted link chain, list of exciting events coming up!

New "Forest" hand dyed thread of shaded dark greens has been added to my Etsy shop

I used the Forest green for the bottom link of my tatted link chain in the photo above. Link chain is a new idea that dawned on me just this morning, and since I've only started experimenting with it, not much to report yet, but so far I'm having fun! It's inspired by a wire wrapping project, which, by the way, I'm still struggling with in wire (a recently acquired side hobby), but since I've been tatting for 40 years, sometimes things just look a lot like tatting so I need to find out, "What if?"

Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild meeting on Monday, November 9. If you're within driving distance of Milwaukee, I hope you'll come join us!

Later that same week I'll be teaching at the 15th annual Tatting Days at the Tatting Corner in Indiana!

Saturday, November 14 I have a table selling tatted jewelry at Jewelry at the Domes! Another reason to visit the great city of Milwaukee if you're able to.