Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TIAS: Day Four

Tat It And See ... the game continues.   See other ideas from 
participants ... link HERE.   

. . . . the handle to a beverage mug?

... perhaps our mystery "bug" will end up being something else?
Size 20
Col. 621

Size 20
Col. 683

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Day Three

Tat It and See --- Day Three.  

The tatting game continues.  

Size 20
Col. 621

Size 20
Col. 683

Any guesses - what do you think it might be?     Check out the TIAS blog and see what the participants say ....   LINK HERE.    

The ceramic tatting shuttle is handmade porcelain from Sumiko's etsy store,   
link HERE.   

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016: Time to play ...

Tat It and See

Day One:

Size 20
Col. 621

Size 20
Col. 683

Link to the Game:    Tat It And See   

Day Two:

 Pink / Col. 621

Green / Col. 683

So far ... looks like a creepy crawly thing.

Friday, January 01, 2016

From Fringe Tatters e-mail ..... save the dates ....

Tatting events in 2016

Sunshine tatters - January 29 - 31 Tampa FLA 

Finger Lakes - Teddy Bear's Picnic April 8 - 10  Lodi NY 
(info mid-Jan at: www.fingerlakestatting.com)

Shuttle Birds: Tatting from the Heart April 15/16 Spokane WA 

Palmetto: Tatting Out of this World Sept 9/10 Toccoa GA 

Fringe - Tatting is the Best Medicine - September 23/ 24
in Cambridge ON Canada (info at:  www.fringetatters.ca)

Another special event is a tatting retrospective at LACIS in Berkley CA Tatting Concept to Conceptual Art  June 3, 2016 - April 1, 2017 
(info at:lacismuseum.org)

Friday, November 06, 2015

Bronze Bowl w/Lace / New tatting tools

Ursula von Rydingsvard
Art Institute of Chicago
Bluhm Family Terrace

Special order gauge set + tatting shuttles
Etsy Store:  Tatting Shuttles / Veronica

New tatting tool - 

IOLI Convention ... July 17-23, 2016

Nice to see the Lace Contest information in the Fall IOLI Bulletin.   If interested, check it out - link for Lace Contest HERE.

Save the Dates!!!   Keep an eye on convention updates at the IOLI Website.   

IOLI Website:   http://www.internationalorganizationoflace.org/

IOLI Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/iolilace/

IOLI Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/iolilace/

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tatting and Tools/Toys

Over-the-Moon with my new TSA shuttles.    The TSA group is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tattingshuttleaddicts/ - Tatting Shuttle Addicts.   I have learned a lot about different types of tatting shuttles.    NAG Studio [Needle Arts Goddess] has an Eddie shuttle design in Maple for sale thru her ETSY store.   These shuttles are to commemorate TSA's two years.   btw --Anybody can purchase the Eddie / maple shuttle and can opt for personalized engraving.   With or without hook. 

I noticed on FB, The Tatting Corner / Jennifer  posted:    " I have a special request for small tatted or laced butterflies. We are vending at Annie's Craft Festival October 30-November 1st and would like to include a small butterfly to each flier that we hand out to encourage more folks to keep this wonderful art form going. "    She would like them by 10/28 ... Started a few last night ---

Repeating ....  I really adore these Tulip Etimo lace hooks.   While I hesitated to purchase the set -- I am so glad I went ahead with the order.    The roll up is nice + closes with a magnet.   The hooks are nice sizes for lace.   I also added my favorite Carrickmacross  lace scissors, knitting pin, Susan Bates yarn needle, a couple double point knitting [sock?] needles, and LACIS crochet hook.   The cotton candy embroidery scissors have been my 'go to' recently!

Edited to add:    Scissors also known as Steeking Scissors at Knit Picks.  Thx Diane!!!

This is my re-tat of Leaping Lambies pattern by Karey Solomon.   You may remember my first attempt?   [in a previous post]

A few doodles for Lafayette Lacemakers - to be handed out at community events.    

Thursday, October 01, 2015

National Lace Day


Oct. 1st is National Lace Day.  

Celebrate lacemaking by demonstrating 

and providing education to the public. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


08/18/2015 - 12/13/2015
Featuring original scholarship and a full color publication,
Curator Terry Kita presents the incredible story of 
the Friendship Dolls from Japan of the early 1920s. 
Five of these beautiful dolls will be on view,
 including the 
museum's own doll, Miss Chosen. 

This exhibition is supported by 
JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Hôryȗsai, Miss Chosen, 1927, 

Gofun, cloth, wood, silk, human hair, 
33 1/2 inches tall,

 Gift of Denny and Frances Gulick, Brauer Museum of Art, 2013

Link HERE:    http://www.valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art/exhibitions/

Monday, August 17, 2015

Doodles, Lambie, gifts

Beginning the post with doodles.... made for Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.    These are for business cards which are handed out at community events.     Hope to empty more shuttles soon ---

Here is my Leaping Lambie attempt from Tatting Times (Aug 2015) which I need to tat again !!!  I didnt quite get it right the first time.    Pattern c2015 Karey Solomon.

Below - Christmas in July gift from GF DW---- crochet pieces!    An inspiration to improve my crochet skills.

See how beautiful this motif is?  Tatted by GF DW --Pattern is from 

 Peikko"s book on Tatting Small Accessories.    [I bought one, misplaced it, bought another one -- found the first one + GF DW bought my new copy].     It is the motif shown on the front cover of the book!!

She also made a couple more motifs and attached to note.   

New acquisition - c.1942 The Spool Cotton Company.    The patterns are nice; however, the little bird tatting shuttle caught my eye + there were more inside ---  booklet starts "If a tatting shuttle could chirp it would probably trill."

 too charming .....

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Gift in the mail......
nice to have my tatting out.
The tulip hooks are wonderful to use.

Friday, May 08, 2015


pattern from Tatting Lace
"Asahi Original 424"    Printed in Japan
c.applemints 2013

Tatted with DMC Cebelia Crochet Coton
Ecru + #818 Baby Pink

          I was sorting thru my fibers to look for pastel colors.   I wanted to tat the patterns in the Japanese Tatting Lace book.    I'm so used to the LizBeth + have not used the Cebelia for awhile.     I hung the hearts up on a woven bag handle.   

After going thru fibers - and stash - I think I can gather up everything and put it away in one place!