"Not Your Grandmother's Tatting"

2018 Tat Days, September 6-9

THANKS to Barbara N. and Lottie for our 2018 theme!

Thanks to Pam for the logo idea and hankerchiefs, and Tim and Barbara H. for lady and bracelet!

Palmetto Tatters' Palm Trees

"Our mission is to promote the craft of tatting and spread it like kudzu across the South!"

Membership Info: Email or write us at Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071. Membership Dues: 1 tatted butterfly annually. Samples. Questions? Email Donna.

Site Updated August 10, 2018

Tat Days Scholarship Quilt ONLINE for $5 Donations

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2018 Quilt - THANK YOU!
Quilts are DONE! Pictures posted! Just $5 per donation towards our Scholarship Fund.
QUILT 2018 Fundraiser
THANK YOU for your assistance with this wonderful project!

For pictures from previous years, click here.

Donations $5 each NOW being accepted at http://tatdaysscholarship.info/
for our Scholarship Fund.

Tat Days 2018

Online Registration is closed so we can complete our preparations for a WONDERFUL Tat Days!
You can still come! Please email Teresa at registrar@palmettotatters.org your intentions and Walk-Ins welcome, too.

41 Classes to choose from!

Class Project Teaser Pictures and Class Grid Schedule and Class Project Pictures. ENJOY!
See YOU in September!

Next Meeting: September 15: Lexington County Museum (directions), 1 to 5.
Your items for the State Fair if you want Pam or Donna to deliver them on check-in days for you. REMEMBER your entry card for each item!Yourself and a Friend!
Show 'n Tell Tatting.
Lesson TBA.

NEEDED: We always LOVE getting butterflies for our SC State Fair sharing of small tats. This year, Theresa O. and Donna T. have been invited to a heritage day in South Carolina in early October, just before the SC State Fair. We need 650 butterflies (any simple pattern, any color except white) to give to school children as we demo tatting Thursday and Friday. IF you can help, please send to our PO Box or bring to Tat Days. THANK YOU!!!!!!

SC State Fair Ribbon Winners and Booth! Take a look!
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THANK YOU to ALL that participated in sharing their love for tatting!
START TODAY making small tatted items for 2018! Our Fair Goers LOVE simple spiders, fish, owls, frogs, butterflies, etc. On some, leave a 12" to 18" length of thread for a necklace. Mail them anytime to our PO Box. THANKS!

2018 Meeting Calendar

2019 Tat Days Theme
THANKS to Melinda C. for "Tatting Tail Tales"
Tentatively Tat Days 2019, September 5-8, Toccoa, GA

What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like? Write tatdays@palmettotatters.org

THANK YOU for GREAT weekends at our Tat Days, always!


Years 2006-2017 Tat Days Pattern CD - Order Here.

Questions? Write to orders@palmettotatters.org.

NOW on CD, USB or SD card.
$15 plus shipping and handling.
See the class projects on each year's Tat Days page.

IF you want 2017 CD, mark 2016 and put in the comments you want the 2017.

SEE the Tat Days Projects: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

PICTURES from 2016! (800+)

2015 Tat Days Pictures | 2014 Tat Days Pictures | 2013 Tat Days Pictures

CALL for Tatted Items for Craft Box for various craft sales, Mail to our PO Box anytime you have an extra something. THANKS!
School colors of Garnet and/or Black for Univ. of SC and Orange and/or Purple for Clemson sell well, too.

We enjoyed this April day at McCaskill's Family Farm Day and sharing a tent with the local weavers and spinners.


SMILE South Carolina State Fair in October: Each year we collect butterflies and other small tatted items to share with the thousands of fair goers. They love animals and insects: fish, giraffes, owls, spiders, etc.!

SMILE Items to sell at craft fairs: We love to share our tatting and make more folks aware of this wonderful art form and craft shows are one way we do this. It also brings in a little cash to help support our teaching efforts throughout the year. Craft show goers are looking for unique items and we can provide just that. Items like, but not limited to, jewelry, bookmarks, decorative things, etc. School colors of garnet and black for Univ. of SC and orange and/or purple for Clemson sell well, too.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU for your generosity!


Palmetto Tatters Tree McCaskill's Farm, Camden, SC, All Day, craft sales, one Saturday in April.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At a public library near you. Ask your library and let us know if you need/want help with a class or two.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At Richland County public library Craft Demo days. Many meet weekly doing all kinds of crafts. Check their web pages for details.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Monthly Meetings, Tat Days and SC State Fair!

Palmetto Tatters Tree If you know of any craft fairs that PTG should look into, please let us know.

Palmetto Tatters Tree And anywhere you show off your tatting can be an opportunity! SMILE

Remember, if you TEACH one-on-one or a class, please turn in your time to Pam.

Palmetto Tatters Guild is recognized by I.O.L.I for volunteer demonstration hours. Read more here.

Tatters Across Time Inc. shuttle Tatting Proficiency Program© is a non-profit organization formed to help all tatters everywhere improve their proficiency in shuttle tatting skills, techniques, and/or knowledge. The goal of the program is to promote high standards of quality workmanship and to further the appreciation of shuttle tatting through education, teaching and communication.

Palm Fronds: (Updated January 2017) Is there a Palmetto Tatter local neighborhood contact or group near you? Look here at our list to see. If you have a group or would like to be the contact for your city, please write Donna at web@palmettotatters.org to be added. Thanks!


Palmetto Tatters Guild
2018 Saturday Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars)
Usually 3rd Saturday of each month, 1 to 5. Lessons subject to change.
LOCATION (most of the time): Lexington County Museum (Directions)
Several books from our PTG Library are at our monthly meetings. We have hundreds of publications for check out for 1 to 2 months at a time. Be sure to "check it out" at our next meeting.
DUE February 21 : Teaching Applications for Tat Days 2018 and Logo submissions.

January 20: Pink squares for IOLI in Brussels.

February 24: Items for Craft Sales Box-note cards, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, bookmarks-work your favorite pattern.

March 17: "Bring Your Greens" for a St. Patty's Day celebration!

DUE March 20: Tatting and Quilt pieces due to Georgia. Read more here.

Special Invitations in February : GREAT time with Sally Biggers and the Quilters!

April Craft Fairs
April 14-Cayce Arts Festival, Noon to 8.
April 21-Old McCaskil Farm, 10 to 6

May 19: Class: Surprises for Tat Days Welcome Bags.
Voting on 2019 Tat Days Theme. Send ideas to tatdays@palmettotatters.org
(Ideas shared last year will be included in voting.)

June 16: Butterflies for State Fair and sharing events.

July 21: Shawna's Square Beads Earrings and SC State Fair registrations.

August 18 : Prepare for Tat Days AND State Fair.
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

September 15:
Bring your State Fair items if you want them delivered for judging.
Tat Days 2018, "Not Your Grandmother's Tatting,", September 6-9, Toccoa, GA  USA

October 20 State Fair Day - Butterflies and small items needed.

November 17: December 8: Holiday Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snacks, and FUN together! Optional Christmas/Holiday Handmade Item Exchange or maybe donate an item to craft box. (Probably at Cayce-West Columbia Library).

2019 Tat Days Theme: THANKS to Melinda Crenshaw for "Tatting Tail Tales"
Tentative Dates: September 5-8, 2019, Toccoa, GA USA

Last updated May 28, 2018

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