Friday, June 3, 2016

Another "Garden Afternoon"

The thread dyed well, although some of the size 10 in this batch didn't get much of the yellow. The dye colors do tend to run together while they are wet, but serendipity is something I consider part of the charm of hand dyed thread.

My tatting basics class at the Bead&Button Show has 2 people signed up - both of them from overseas; one is coming from the other side of the planet, literally. Golly, I sure hope they didn't travel all the way to Milwaukee just to take my tatting class! Seriously, I'm hoping that it's just one of the many engaging activities they will be enjoying at the event. I live only 6 miles from the convention center hosting the show, so that's why I applied to teach there. 3 people have signed up for the advanced class.

Pendant is my original design, shuttle is from Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane

So, of course I had to practice the project for the advanced class in order to be ready to teach it. I gave it a try in red, white, and blue, and I like the result. So much so, that I don't think I'll show the students this version! They'd complain that I didn't put those colors in the kits! Well, unless they read my blog or look at my Etsy shop they won't see it. People who sign up for live classes are usually not online followers.

I'll list the pendant on Etsy when I finish some earrings to match. Oh, and the pattern for this pendant will be included in a new book that should be out later this year. The pattern uses curled rings, folded rings, and tatting a ring around a bead.


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Gorgeous thread and fabulous pendant! (Great photo with the shuttle from Diane!)
It seems as though the 'folded' ring is becoming quite popular - great design element here!

You seem to be calm and ready for the class! I'm glad you live close to the convention! Makes it so much easier for you! I'm sure your class will be a highlight of the visitors' trip, even though not the sole reason! It is amazing how we are able to meet others from all over the world, thanks to the internet - and tatting!

God's Kid said...

Love the thread colors!!!! :)
Your pendant is stunning!!!!! :)

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

The pendant is indeed beautiful. Love the matching shuttle, too.

Frivole said...

Garden Afternoon is always so pretty - that's one I still have in my stash! And I love the matching pendant and shuttle.

Fox said...

Beautiful thread. One of my favourites. Photos are great!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love that pendant! Ooh! Another new book to look forward to! I love that you've matched the shuttle to the thread. ;-)

JB said...

Beautiful pendent and thread. I will be watching for your new book.

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous thread, beautiful pendant, and wow wonderful shuttle
Look forward to seeing your new book