Thursday, June 08, 2017

... this Saturday in Lafayette, Indiana (USA)

Saturday, June 10th is
Indiana Lace Day

 10am to 4pm (EDT)

 Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette, Indiana. 
Directions, Details -- follow this Link:    Lace Day 



I am looking forward to gathering, how about you?

Lace in
Lace Contest entries
Shopping
Opportunity Drawings


Vendors / Lace Supplies:

John Aebi Woodworking


Indiana Lace Day event is open to the public, there will be no admission fees.   

The lace contest entries will be on display.  (these were registered in advance).  

Tables to gather, chat, lace, exchange ideas, and inspire!    

Vendors, shopping (list above).   

Raffle items are donated by members and vendors --- drawings are  held twice during the day.   

The items I made for the raffle are in the photos.     

Plus, I donated some vintage fibers, vintage pattern book, 

and I'm sure there are more treasures to be found!!!






Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Looking forward to seeing you!


Look what event is coming up ...
 Indiana Lace Day .... 


 Indiana Lace Day - June 10, 2017
--- June Bugs and Friends ---
 10am to 4pm (EDT)

 Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. *

 It is the large Beaux Arts limestone building with pillars in front facing North St. 
with parking lot entrance off 6th St.

Please use the entrance on the WEST SIDE of the building,
lowest level for entry into Lace Day.
The front doors on North Street are not going to be open.


Directions to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette). It is the large Beaux Arts limestone building with pillars in front facing North St. with parking lot entrance off 6th St.

Coming from the south on I-65:
Take second Lafayette exit to State Road 26. Turn left onto 26 and follow the center lane all the way to intersection with State Road 52. Go straight through intersection and follow 26 through 3 stoplights. At 4th light, turn right. You will come almost immediately to a fork. Take the right fork onto Main Street. Follow Main Street down the hill to where 6th St. crosses. Landmarks will be: McCord’s Candies across the corner on your right. Turn right onto 6th St. Go through intersection to a 4-way stop. Continue ½ block and turn right into parking lot marked “Parking for Tippecanoe Arts Federation.” If lot is full, you may park in the church lot next to ours, or on the streets in the surrounding area. You may enter the building from the parking lot entrance (handicap accessible), or from the front of the building on North St., the entrance with steps and pillars.
Coming from the North on I-65, or if you missed first exit coming from the South.
Take exit 178 (West Lafayette-Brookston) to State Road 43. Turn right onto 43 and follow it all the way into West Lafayette. Watch for overhead sign pointing you left to Lafayette. Turn left and go up a hill onto the “Harrison Bridge” or 231. Immediately after you have crossed the bridge, turn right onto 6th St., at the Village Pantry corner. Go to the 2nd 4-way stop. Continue ½ block and turn left into parking lot marked “Parking for Tippecanoe Arts Federation.” If lot is full, you may park in the church lot next to ours, or on the streets in the surrounding area. You may enter the building from the parking lot entrance (handicap accessible), or from the front of the building on North St., the entrance with steps and pillars.

Additional Details -- follow this Link:    Lace Day 


Vendors / Lace Supplies:

John Aebi Woodworking


Indiana Lace Day event is open to the public, there will be no admission fees.   

The lace contest entries will be on display.  (these were registered in advance).  

Tables to gather, chat, lace, exchange ideas, and inspire!    

Vendors, shopping (list above).   

Raffle items are donated by members and vendors --- drawings are  held twice during the day.   

The items I made for the raffle are in the photos.     Plus, I donated some vintage fibers, vintage pattern book, and some LizBeth fiber .... I'm sure there are more treasures to be found!!!  





Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tollway Tatters



Ana.  Her project was "Wondrous Window" earring pattern 
by Marilee Rockley from Up and Tat 'Em.  


Elaine.  A needle tatter!  The photo (below) is a spiral she was creating.
and, I have to make mention .... She designed her own tee shirt with dye in squirt bottles.  She made her own stencils with contact paper (x-acto knife) and ended up with a very creative tee.  


                                                     Denise  on the left, Barbara on the right.  Denise had all the ingredients for ice drop production.   She things BIG and wants to create oodles, to gift this week.   Innovative color choices, and speedy tatter!    She is making them based on ladybug, emerald ash borer bug, think - nature inspired pieces.       
Denise tatted around a copper penny (show-n-tell).   Fabulously interesting!   


Barbara's tatted snowflake project (show-n-tell).  Barbara was piloting a new-to-her tatting shuttle in photo above.  
 Denise (left) and Barbara (right).

 
Sue Anna sporting a stunning new jewelry set (show-n-tell).  It is a Marilee Rockley set!     Close up of earring in photo below.  
  Yesterday, Sue Anna was tatting the earring pattern with different beads and fiber colors.    The pattern is in the book, Tatting with Beads Jewelry (link here).  Photo below.


Here is Marilee on her carbon fiber cello - she played a piece from Fantom of the Opera.  (I think).    Diane has the video!!!    She is one talented artist!    Teacher, designer, fiber dyer, tatter, and friend.  And, yes, after her solo, she tatted and chatted with all of us.   So helpful with our tatting issues (ie Catherine Join, keeping the tatting flatter, etc.)

And look who came from Michigan!   Delighted to chat and see Sue's latest sun catchers.   She creates wonderful patterns for ice drops and sun catchers.   (If you look at Diane's blog post, she has more photos of the projects).  Or, check out her creations on her blog, Tatting Lace in Grace.     While I was trying to change a pattern to make it look different (after 2 trys - realize it doesn't work out), Sue eyes it for half a second and diagnoses a fix!   A tatting mechanic!

Here is Diane.  Can you guess what she is making?   Could it possibly be an ice drop?    More photos at Lace-Lovin'Librarian's (link to blog posts HERE).       See the box in front of her -- yep, indeed, Yarnplayer HD threads.   They look so much better in hand than in photos (on my computer screen).   If you have not given them a try --- do so soon!     These came home with me -- Nitty Gritty, Peace, and Stardate.     Oh, that "Peace" fiber color is probably my favorite.

When I had HDT by Yarnplayer, 50/50 wool/silk, I knitted with it - and made square on my pin loom.   It is a beautiful colorway - and I've enjoyed using it.   ( color Peace  ).

  







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

tatting

EDITED 2017/May 21 to include more information on tatting book (last photo).  

 Ice Drop made with 
Lizbeth Size 20, Color Artic Waters - 185.

Pattern by Lace-Lovin-Librarian, link HERE.   .   .   


 Tatted a small heart, from the book (photo below), Lizbeth size 20, Color 622.   (Med. Pink).    Our daughter was hiking over the week-end at Clifty Falls State Park.   In the pioneer village, she enjoyed the tatting demonstration.   Her friend was not familiar with tatting -- so this heart is for her friend.

If you visit THIS LINK, you can review other projects in the book.   

Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Asahi (2013)
Language: Japanese


Easy! Tatting 

(Asahi Original 424) 

ISBN: 4021905502 

by 2013. editor: [S.l.] : Appurumintsu (Author)


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tollway Tatters

Last Friday, the Tollway Tatters gathered.  Please visit Lace-Lovin' Librarian (blog) for more info and photos.   It is a fun, creative time with oodles of chatting,

sharing tatting fibers, sharing glass pieces for tatted ice drops (my color selection tripled), gifting hand made tools (see the needle w/tatted tail for un-knotting), sharing charms,
talking about the latest shuttles (ie Clover Japan, acrylics by Rita, shapes, sizes) ,  snacking, and gifts!!!  

 Sunlit shuttle embellished by Denise.    Had been in a copper color 'egg' container w/goodies.


Nice to catch up on the news and always ...  tatting.  For me, emptying shuttles.  

Lace-lovin' Librarian aka Diane, put several origami pouches together (rainbow of colors) a few years back.    She thought we could embellish them with tatting!      I selected a green one, and realized, once home, that I gift most of my tatting and didn't have much for the bag ; )

    Fast forward . . . when my MIL passed away, she seemed to keep all the tatting I ever made for her in small frames and a special box (I stitched the top).

I pulled out the origami pouch, fused the tatting, added a (made by Diane) crochet button, a few beads and charms ... and before I knew it, the whole thing was covered!  
 main parts of the bag .....




 the sides ......

these are the sides with pocket flap pulled up.   LL pin and IOLI pin.



On April 7th, I went to the International Quilt Festival. The quilts were incredible!  
Beautifully / artfully displayed.     Among the cool things in the many booths ...  I purchased 2 beige shuttles ... 


they were pretty scruffed and dirty w/awful gritty fiber.    So, I cleaned them up a bit!    


    I also found a vintage pattern book.


need to get a few 'promised' items made up and mailed this week.   Happy Spring.


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