Kaye Judt + Jennifer, Tatting Corner patiently instructed the workshop. Thx a million, you both totally rock.
We learned dimensional tatting by making a poppy flower center. Mine is a practice piece - will be done in a dark fiber and added to the flower (yo yo).
The butterfly, see the blue butterfly? Eventually it will be edged with blue size 20 fiber. I was going around with the tatting + everything was so awkward in hand --- had to re start and try moving around the shape in a different direction. We added blingie dots with a heat tool (actually jennifer added them!)
Tatted the body of a dragonfly with wings added ... wire wings fused with shiny stuff (ok, I forget the name of the sparkle paper). The dragonfly had beads for eyes (and my beading GFs, I hope you are reading this, I managed to get beads in place). Plus, went over a daffodil pattern using similar tatting join (alligator join - bobble tatting)
As I looked around, I was inspired by my table mates.
Such beautiful tatting + fun cheering the ah-ha moments!
(swapping cell phones for kitty picture sharing)
I learn so much more each time I have a lesson. My pieces start out all wobbly in hand and as I continue thru the patterns, the chains improve, the rings improve ... one side wobbly, the other side .... not so bad. IMO - books helpful, videos helpful, diagrams helpful ... none compares to attending a workshop.
Happy 30th Anniversary and
Thank you to all the members
of Lafayette Lacers who put this event
These are links to bloggers (that I am aware of)
who have pretty much covered Lace Day activities .
I can't think of anything more to add --
Gina blogging at Threads of a Tatting Goddess, has two great
posts on her blog with pictures
Displays, WIPs, Tools and People + Vendors
Very Nice pictures + video on Bat Tatter's Blog post:
Lace Day ( -- I was so green with envy when she won the jar of tatting fibers! I was standing next to her as she kept reaching for her prizes!)
Diane, blooging at Lace lovin librarian has a lovely post: Oh yes, I did have fun!".