10th Anniversary Blast from the Past

10th Annual

Tat Days 2012
September 7-8
"Blast from the Past"

CLASS PROJECT PICTURES

Updated August 23, 2012


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We are very excited about our slate of 2012 teachers!

Aug 22: All classes should have preparation info now. Just scroll down.

Katharine Buckner (South Carolina) Sharren Morgan (South Carolina)
Jane Eborall (U.K.) Georgia Seitz (Illinois)
Sandra Eichelberger (Georgia) Karey Solomon (New York)
Martha Ess (North Carolina) Anitra Stone (North Carolina)
Erin Holloway (Tennessee) Riet Surtel-Smuelders (The Netherlands)
Kaye Judt (Indiana) Shawna Wachs (Kentucky)
Nina Libin (New York)  

Class Project Pictures. Almost in order by the teacher's first name.
Level 1: knowledgeable and proficient with rings, chains, and joins.
Level 2: knowledgeable and proficient with split rings and block tatting and comfortable working with beads. Ready to learn SCMR and Split Chains.
Level 3: mastery of all the above skills and ready to try new techniques and creative tatting.
ALL Levels. FUN for everyone!


Sandra_TattingGoddessAngel (L2)
"In memory of Regina Brummett: Gina, our Tatting Goddess."
A slightly more advanced tatter, knowledge of rings, chains and using 2 shuttles, plus knowledgeable and proficient with split rings.

PREP for Sandra_TattingGoddessAngel (L2):
2 shuttles wound CTM with white size 20 thread
2 shuttles wound CTM with navy size 20 thread
1 shuttle and ball wound with gold thread (Altin Basak Metallic size 50 used here)
Crochet hook for joining
Safety pin or paper clip
Optional fine, shiny thread for Angel’s tatting.


Anitra_FancyChandelierEarrings (L2)
Student should be comfortable working with 2 shuttles and beads.

Optional kit: Enough beads to make a pair of earrings. $4. Thread will be available for purchase in vending to match your bead selection. Ear wires will *not* be included because of peoples’ various metal sensitivities, so it will be up to the student to supply their own ear wires. Should be available also in vending.


Anitra_FancyChandelierEarrings

Optional kit: Enough beads to make a pair of earrings. $4. Thread will be available for purchase in vending to match your bead selection. Ear wires will *not* be included because of peoples’ various metal sensitivities, so it will be up to the student to supply their own ear wires. Should be available also in vending.

PREP for Anitra_FancyChandelierEarrings (L2): The samples shown were made with size 8 perle cotton, which is approximately equivalent to size 30 or 40. For each earring, you will need 2 shuttles loaded with the thread of your choice. If you’re using the same color for both, you can load them CTM. To make a pair of earrings, you will need one shuttle loaded with 5.5 yards of thread strung with 32 size 11/0 seed beads, and the other shuttle should have 6.5 yards of thread with beads strung in the following order: 3 small dagger beads, 4 size 11/0 seed beads, and 6 small dagger beads, 4 size 11/0 seed beads, and 3 small dagger beads.


(Click picture for another color.)
Anitra_ArachneAcidTrip (L1)
Student should be comfortable working with 2 shuttles.

PREP for Anitra_ArachneAcidTrip (L1): This motif is made in one round and may be made with any size thread. The multi-colored example is made with size 10 or you may desire to use size 8 perle cotton. 15 yards-Sh 1 with 7 yards, Sh 2 with 8 yards – wound CTM. Beads may be added at the tatter’s discretion.


Erin_JosephineRingCrossLavelier (L1)
This simple pattern serves as an introduction to Josephine Rings, as well as making opposing rings with two shuttles. It’s an easy pattern which works up rather quickly, and can be varied by substitution of beads for Josephine rings. With the addition of a bail, a bead or two and a chain, it makes a lovely lavalier. If one wishes, cross may also be made in #20 and used as a bookmark.

PREP for Erin_JosephineRingCrossLavelier (L1): 2shuttles wound CTM in thread of desired size and color– #40 cordonnet makes a cross
about 2 3/8” in length. If desired, 3 inch length of 22 or 24 gauge half-hard wire and a couple of small beads for dangle. Jump ring or bail and chain if pendant desired.

"Cordonnet" thread is a little bit crisp. Lizbeth is an example to this type of thread.


Erin_DinkytheCat (L3)
Dinky the cat employs hidden rings, encapsulation, alligator joins, and joining beads outside and within rings. This is a fun pattern for the more adventurous tatter. As Swarovski has discontinued the beads I used as the eyes, I bought in bulk and will provide for the students.

PREP for Erin_DinkytheCat (L3): 2 shuttles wound CTM with 3 yards each. #20 cordonnet thread in desired color. 2 12x6mm flat-back, sew-on marquise or navette shaped beads (holes on each end) for eyes (teacher will provide) and 4 4mm beads for feet.

"Cordonnet" thread is a little bit crisp. Lizbeth is an example to this type of thread.



Jane_StinkyTheSkunk (L1)
This pattern includes split rings and very long picots. Also included is a small amount of block tatting.

PREP for Jane_StinkyTheSkunk (L1): Number 20 thread in black and white, 2 size 8 black beads and 1 seed bead (size 11).
We will begin with 3¼ yards of black on each shuttle, CTM. Add two larger beads and then the 1 small bead to Sh1 so we can start with the small bead.


Erin_PeterJosephRabbit (L1)
Named for my newest great-nephew, Peter Joseph Gilbert (b. 4/9/12). Special techniques used are onion ring joins and self-closing mock rings. There will be a discussion of a few different ways to close self-closing mock rings and avoiding the dreaded gaposis and twisty thread that won’t cooperate when closing the ring.

PREP for Erin_PeterJosephRabbit (L1): Two shuttles wound CTM with #20 cordonnet.

"Cordonnet" thread is a little bit crisp. Lizbeth is an example to this type of thread.


Georgia_OnionRingBrooch (L2)
The onion ring is a very traditional technique which uses just one shuttle; a smaller inner ring is tatted, then without reversing the work another ring is commenced which will eventually join with a ball thread join to the small ring. In this free form pattern a large leaf is represented by an inner ring of multi-size picots to which regular chains are attached in a spiral. Greenery tendrils are tatted in spiral chains which uses only one half stitch. The two bud branches are examples of encapsulation. The tails from both colors of thread are bundled together. The shuttle thread then “wraps” the half stitches tightly to cover all threads.

PREP for Georgia_OnionRingBrooch (L2): 2 shuttles and 2 colors

Georgia_An Essay/Study on Rings (L1)
The ring is one of the two most basic components of tatting. This study will examine some of the many ways to create the ring, the split ring,, the floating a ring (throwing off a ring) off a chain, floating a ring off a ring.

PREP for Georgia_An Essay/Study on Rings (L1):
2 shuttles and 2 colors

 

Martha_Bead Spinner and Loading Beads (All)
Thursday evening at 9:00
PREP: "Bead" ready to have fun!

 

 


Georgia_OnionRingHeart (L2)
2 Shuttles and Split Rings.

PREP for Georgia_OnionRingHeart (L2): Two shuttles and thread wound CTM. (Continuous Thread Method)


Jane_3DChristmasTree (L1)
This pattern will include many split rings and will prove ideal for those who want to learn these. Beads will be used on each side of the split rings too.

PREP for Jane_3DChristmasTree (L1): Size 20 thread, seed beads and 11 size 6 (roughly) beads for the trunk with a larger one for the base (plus a seed bead) and a large one for the top.  Before starting add 52 seed beads to each shuttle. 2 Shuttles.



Jane_RedRibbon (L1)
This pattern will include many split rings and will prove ideal for those who want to learn these. Beads will be used on each side of the split rings too.

PREP for Jane_RedRibbon (L1): Size 20 thread, seed beads and a larger bead for the centre of the bow.  Shuttles need not be wound CTM.  Before starting add 44 seed beads to each shuttle. 2 Shuttles.


Jane_SquaredAwayPendant (L2)
Skills required and/or to be taught in this lesson will be the SCMR, the split ring, adding beads to picots, the long beaded picot and the lock chain.

Jane_SquaredAwayOvalEarrings (L2)
Skills required and/or to be taught in this lesson will be the SCMR, the split ring, adding beads to picots, the long beaded picot and the lock chain.
PREP for Jane_SquaredAwayPendant and Earrings (L2): 2 shuttles, number 20 thread (2 contrasting plain/solid colours), beads (size 11 seed beads + 1 large bead for bottom of pendant), 3 small metal split ring findings, ¼” picot gauge.
Wind 3 ¾ yards on shuttle 1 and 3 ½ on shuttle 2. Add 2 beads to Sh2. Additional beads can be added to the long beaded picot on the bottom split ring – the choice is yours.
Jane_A Day At The Zoo (L1)
Flamingo

Gecko

Hummingbird

Lion

Octopus

Ostrich

Peacock

Skills will vary from simple split rings to long twisted picots, SCMR's, lock chains, and BTS (Bare Thread Space).

PREP for Jane_A Day At The Zoo (L1): An assortment of coloured thread, small black seed beads and two shuttles.  In all patterns leave beads on shuttle until required (unless otherwise stated) and then move into place. All doodles are made with threads wound CTM again unless stated otherwise.
Hummingbird - 2 shuttles - 1 yards on Sh1 and ¾ yard on Sh2. Bead on Sh1.
Gecko - 2 Shuttles - 2 beads on Sh1. 1½ yard on each shuttle. Leave beads on shuttle.
Ostrich - 2 Shuttles - 1 yard on each shuttle. 1 bead on Sh1.
Peacock - 2 Shuttles - ¾ yard on Sh1 and 1½ yards on Sh2. 2 beads on shuttle 1.
Flamingo - 2 Shuttles - 1½ yards on each shuttle. 1 bead on shuttle 1.
Lion - 2 shuttles - 2 yards on Sh1 and 1 yard on Sh2. 2 beads on Sh1.
Octopus - 2 shuttles - 4 yards & 2 beads on Sh1. ¼ yard on Sh2.


Karey_ButtonBag (L2)
This pattern is a general recipe with the class for techniques and guidance, rather than a set of hard rules as to how your bag “must” be tatted. The example is 5 inches wide by 4 inches high – quite a substantial and useful-sized bag. I can tell you how this one is made – yours might want to be wider (more repeats of the foundation chain) or deeper (more row repeats, as determined by the first side.)

Supplies: Bring your own buttons – they should be two-hole buttons and ¼” to ¾” diameter. Karey will some to share.
The essential part of the kit is size 3 cotton. Students may buy this in vending, pre-order from Karey in solid colors (and email for available colors, the ones Karey has are $3 a ball) or get hand-dyed variegated/multicolored size 3 pearl cotton ($8 for a large amount, enough for a bag, wound into a ball.)

PREP for Karey_ButtonBag (L2): You will need about 30 medium to largish buttons, both shank buttons and two-hole buttons (old plastic buttons are wonderful for this project), a paper clip and #3 threads (Karey will have some #3 threads in vending.); wind a Starlit shuttle (large shuttle) as full as possible and leave attached to the ball. Hang a paper clip between the  ball and shuttle.


Karey_CelticHeart (L1)
Rings and Chains
(Needle or Shuttle)

PREP for Karey_CelticHeart (L1): Wind 2 yards onto shuttle and leave attached to the ball and a paperclip.


Karey_EasyBeadyEarrings (ALL)
Rings and Beads. Upon completion, put them on and collect the compliments!

Essential Kit, Purchase in Vending: Earrings are $3 for a kit that will include special metallic thread, all beads, a bead threader, earring findings. A few kits with lampworked or fancier glass beads will also be available for $4. Get in Vending EARLY.

PREP for Karey_EasyBeadyEarrings (ALL):
Saturday morning at 6:30
For each pair of earrings, you will need one pair of shepherd’s hook earrings, 24 “E” beads (also known as size 6), size 10 thread, and two larger beads.  I used large, lightweight acrylic beads.  Use the same color family or a contrast.
Measure out about one wingspan of thread.  Thread beads on thread: 10 E beads, large bead, 2 E beads.  Wind on shuttle with the 10 beads on the inside of the wind.
Leave a 10” tail, join onto shepherd’s hook earrings.


Karey_KeychainChatelaine (L2)
A beaded Josephine chain, attached at each end to a lobster clasp; a pearl-tatted chain, attached on each end to a lobster clasp, and a thread-beaded chain, attached on each end to a lobster clasp. Each will be demonstrated in class, then tatted to the length desired, and as the bead preparation allows. Each chain, when attached to the keychain, will be three to five inches long and hold a tool.

Optional Kit: Includes lobster clasps, keychain, a few other findings. $4.

PREP for Karey_KeychainChatelaine (L2):
Key ring, Lobster clasps – the largest available
Split rings, Size 10 thread, six-cord (a.k.a. cordonnet) preferred, larger beads , generally 3 to 5, with Ebeads to match
* An assortment of beads including sizes 6, 8 and 10 seed beads
Bring to class 2-3 shuttles and a needle whose eye will accommodate thread AND is narrow enough to pass threaded through an E bead
Pre-class preparation:
On three yards of thread, string 8 to 12 inches of assorted beads. These may range in size from size 10 beads to E beads; and may include short bugle beads, eccentric (fringe) beads, and even a few larger (up to 4 mm) beads. Wind on a card and save for class.
On six yards of thread, thread 60 seed beads. Wind this on a card and save for class.
On three yards of thread, string an assortment of decorative large and small beads. Wind on a card and save for class.


Katharine_PurpleJewelry (L2)
Students will learn how to handle a lot of beads while following a simple pattern, and using TWO shuttles. The techniques include blocks of beads’ as rings, beaded chains, lock joins, and ‘swirl’ joins, plus a variety of beaded lock chains. The goals for this class are: to learn handling a lot of beads, reading standard notation for Bead Tatting, and following both written pattern and diagrams.

Each kit for the class includes: a printed pattern for the project, beads size 11 already on 3-ply metallic embroidery thread, and ear wire.
Students need to bring two empty shuttles preferably without picks or crochet hooks on tips, and a separate crochet hook. $15.

PREP for Katharine_PurpleJewelry (L2):
For the whole set you will need: 10-12 yards of 3-ply Metallic Embroidery thread and 1050-1100 seed beads size 11 or 12.
For the Pendant you will need: 4-5 yards of thread and about 320 seed beads size 11 or 12.
For ONE earring you will need: 2 yards of thread and about 180 seed beads size 11 or 12.



Kaye_TattedNeedleLaceMotif (L1)
Students will be able to experience tatting a simple motif just like long ago with needle lace filling. The $1 kit will include an “old-fashioned tatting needle” for shuttle tatters, a copy of the needle lace template covered with clear Contact, and a size 24 Tapestry needle.

PREP for Kaye_TattedNeedleLaceMotif (L1):
Wind one shuttle with 3 yards of #20 thread.
One old-fashioned tatting needle (in kit for shuttle tatters) or one contemporary tatting needle.
One 3/8” picot gauge
A copy of the needle lace template covered with clear Contact Paper (in kit)
Size 24 Tapestry needle (in kit)

 


Kaye_GardenPartyBracelet (L2)
Students should know how to do rings, chains, joins and split rings. Students will learn to do the Tapering Chain (smooth sided) technique and to join a clasp to a ring using a double picot. (Needle or Shuttle)

PREP for Kaye_GardenPartyBracelet (L2): Two shuttles or two tatting needles.
One ball of size 20 tatting thread (ring color)
One ball of size 10 tatting color (leaf color)
Twelve Decorative Beads (about 8 mm diameter)
Lobster clasp
Picot gauge: 3/8”

Shuttle Tatters: Thread beads onto ball of size 10 tatting thread. Set aside.
Wind 3 yd of size 20 tatting thread on S1 and 3 yd of size 20 tatting thread on S2 CTM. Begin with S1.
Needle tatters: cut 6 yd of size 20 tatting thread off the ball. Thread tatting needle 1 on one end of the thread piece and thread tatting needle 2 on the other end of the thread piece CTM. Begin with needle 1 with 1 1/2 yd of thread in the loop (ring and chain method).



Kaye_3DTattedAcorn (L2)
Students should be able to do split rings and block tatting. Students will learn to do a single shuttle split ring, bobble tatting, and block tatting in a tube. (Needle or Shuttle)

PREP for Kaye_3DTattedAcorn (L2): Two shuttles or two tatting needles. Two balls of size 20 tatting thread in contrasting “acorn” colors.

Shuttle tatters: Wind 3 1/2 yds. of thread on S1 and 3 1/2 yds of thread on S2 CTM. S1 is working shuttle.
Needle Tatters: Thread tatting needle1 on 3 1/2 yds. of tatting thread cut from ball and thread tatting needle 2 on 3 1/2 yds. of tatting thread cut from ball (rings only method). Sorry needle tatters. There is no way around it. You will have to hide your two beginning tatting thread ends the old fashioned way.


Martha_LoveOfBeads (L2)
Learn using beads in different ways. Catch Martha's Thursday evening class to learn how to make and use a bead spinner.

Kit Optional: Kits will come in pink, blue, lavendar and dark red. Each will contain 2 Starlit shuttles prewound with beads and size 20 thread, plus the extra beads to add later. $15. If you would like a specific color for your kit, you must write Martha with your preference by Aug 12. If you do not specify a color with Martha, she will have assorted colors for pickup in vending but it will be a first come first serve on colors.

PREP for Martha_LoveOfBeads (L2):
Size 20 thread, size 10 or 11 seed beads, 2 shuttles, crochet hook small enough to pull bead onto picot. 
Wind 2 shuttles CTM.
Shuttle 1: 155 beads, approx 8 yds thread
Shuttle 2: 121 beads, approx 5 ½ yds thread.
Have 16 more beads ready to add to picots later.


Kaye_WhiteOakLeafwithTAK (L1)
Students should be proficient with rings, chains, joins, and lock joins. Students will learn how to do a TAK (tatting alternate knots) ring and a pearl tatted chain. (Needle or Shuttle).

PREP for Kaye_WhiteOakLeafwithTAK (L1):
Three shuttles or one tatting needle.
Three colors of size 20 (or larger) tatting thread

Shuttle Tatters: Wind 3 yds of color 1 thread on S1, 3yds of color 2 thread on S2, and 3 yds of color 3 thread on S3.
Needle Tatters: thread tatting needle onto 3 yds of color 1 tatting thread cut from the ball with 1 yd of thread in loop (Rings and Chains method).

 


Martha_FrivoletteTattingFairy (L3)
Learn inverted tatting with the picot lock join and the daisy double stitch to make long loops for hair. Need to already know basic rings, chains, joins, split rings.

PREP for Martha_FrivoletteTattingFairy (L3): 4 colors thread (dress, skin, wings, hair), 2 seed beads for eyes, 3 or 4 shuttles. You will be tatting with 3 shuttles at one point. Since there are 4 colors of thread, you may use a 4th shuttle or simply rewind the first shuttle with another color of thread. You may use any size thread, but suggested yardages and picot lengths in the pattern are based on size 20.

Body: Wind one shuttle with dress color (approx 2 ½ yd), cut from ball.
Upper Body: Wind Shuttle 1 with skin color (approx 1 ½ yd) and place 2 beads on it. Wind Shuttle 2 with wing color (approx 2 yds).
Legs: Wind a small amount of skin color thread onto shuttle, leave attached to ball.


Martha_Flowers-InvertedTatting (L3)
Learn inverted tatting with the picot lock join. Need to already know basic rings, chains, joins, split rings.

PREP for Martha_Flowers-InvertedTatting (L3):
Flowers: For all petal flowers, wind Sh1 with center color and Sh2 with petal color and tie. For stems of Flowers 1 and 2, you may cut off one flower thread and tie on 1 shuttle with green thread (or work in ends of both flower colors and then use 2 shuttles CTM with green thread). For Flower 3, you must use 2 shuttles CTM with green thread for stem.

Bunny: 2 shuttles wound CTM, with eye bead on Sh1 and nose bead on Sh2.


Nina_3ColorEarrings (L3)

The class is mostly technique oriented; the technique is Pearl Tatting with Beads. Students will learn or refresh basics of Pearl Tatting, while handling three shuttles and numerous beads in 3 different colors. The objective is to explore how incorporating beads into Pearl Tatting allows creating a multicolor piece. The pattern is very simple: 1 ring and 1 pearl chain.

The earrings are designed to be finished in class by students familiar with BEANILE Lace techniques, that is, accustomed to handling lots of beads. Those who are new to this technique will be able to finish one and start the 2nd earring.

Preparation: PRACTICE Pearl Tatting. Here are 2 great videos by Mark (Tatman) to help you along:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L00IX7pfNxU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWSvDhVTl1o

THANKS, Mark!

Each kit for the class includes: a printed pattern for the project, different color beads size 11 or 12 already on three separate threads (3-ply metallic embroidery thread), and ear wire. $10
Students need to bring THREE empty shuttles preferably without picks or crochet hooks. If someone wants to use their own beads and thread please contact me for instructions.

PREP for Nina_3ColorEarrings (L3): For a pair of earrings you will need: about 2 yards of thread (original is made with 3-ply metallic thread) and about 200 beads size 11 of three different colors.  Three shuttles.
Take 1½ yard of thread and string 25 white on one tail and 52 red beads on another tail;
- load half of thread length (¾ yard) with 25 white beads on Shuttle 2, leave red beads on the second tail.
(Note:  When you start pearl CH you can load this second tail with the rest of red beads on the shuttle and mark it Shuttle 1, or leave it to be your ‘ball’.)
Take ½ yard of thread and string 29-30 blue beads, load Shuttle 3.


Nina_VioletsJewelrySet (L3)

Students will learn or refresh basics of Pearl Tatting, while handling three shuttles and numerous beads in 3 different colors. The class is mostly technique oriented; the techniques include Pearl Tatting and Lock chain with Beads. The objective is to explore how beads in Pearl Tatting allows to create a multicolor piece using all 3 shuttles to display beads of different color and make a multicolor ribbon.

The set (Pendant and Earrings) is designed to be partly finished in class with clear understanding how to complete it later. It may be easier for students familiar with BEANILE Lace techniques or accustomed to handling numerous beads. For those who are new to this technique I’d recommend starting with earrings.

Each kit for the class includes: a printed pattern for the projects, different color beads size 11, 12, and 15 already on separate 3-ply metallic embroidery threads, and ear wire. $15
Students need to bring THREE empty shuttles preferably without picks or crochet hooks on tips, and a separate crochet hook. If someone wants to use their own beads and thread please contact me for instructions.

PREP for Nina_VioletsJewelrySet (L3): Seed beads of different size are used for design purpose.
For the whole set you need: 11 - 12 yards of thread, about 300 crystal white beads size 14; about 270 lavender beads size 11, and about 680 dark purple beads size 12 (about 220 for necklace and earrings) plus about 460 for the neck chain.

For the 20-18” chain you need 3 - 3½ yards of thread, and about 460 beads. Load 2½ yards of thread with 200 seed beads on the shuttle leave the rest of thread and beads on the ‘ball’.

For ONE earring you need:
1½ - 2 yards of thread,
63 crystal white beads size 14,
72 lavender beads size 11, and
54 dark purple beads size 12.

For the Pendant you need:
2½ - 3 yards of thread,
171 crystal white beads size 14,
134 lavender beads size 11, and
118 dark purple beads size 12.


Riet_DaisyPicotEdgingBabyHankyBonnet (L2)
Daisy picot in a special way. Pearl tatting in Riet's way. In my way you don’t RW. The middle thread (which you don’t see) stays on your left hand and you SS. And you learn a lock chain.
Riet will provide ribbon.

PREP for Riet_DaisyPicotEdgingBabyHankyBonnet (L2): You need 2 shuttles and thread # 20 in white and a color and all the things you need to tat.


Riet_DaisyPicotEdgingBookmarkWhiteBlue (Goes with Baby Bonnet) (L2)


Riet_DaisyPicotLockChainBookmark (L2)
Riet will mail out technique sheet ahead of time for pre-practice.

PREP for Riet_DaisyPicotLockChainBookmark (L2): You need 2 shuttles, wound with #20 thread in 2 colors and all the things you need to tat.


Riet_NightOwlEarrings (ALL)
Fun for all. Bring threads and beads.
Riet will provide large thread for free.

PREP for Riet_NightOwlEarrings (ALL):
Friday night at 9:30
For 2 earrings you will need 2 earwires, 4 size 11 beads for the eyes, plus 6-10 different colored beads for attaching the owls to the findings and all the things you need to tat. You may want a metal split ring or jump ring. You can use #80 thread or larger. This pattern is just 1 ring with a very long chain.


Sandra_ButterflyGardenBookmark (L1)
Basic knowledge of tatting – rings, chains, and using 2 shuttles.

Sandra_ButterflyGardenEdging (L1)
Basic knowledge of tatting – rings, chains, and using 2 shuttles.
PREP for Sandra_ButterflyGardenBookmark and Edging (L1):
1 shuttle and ball wound with size 20 thread, or a variegated color on the shuttle and plain on the ball (tie the two threads together)
Paper clip


Sandra_SummerBreezeBracelet (L1)
Basic knowledge of tatting – rings, chains, and using 2 shuttles. Optional Kit: $5 for beads and findings

PREP for Sandra_SummerBreezeBracelet (L1):
2 shuttles wound CTM with size 20 thread
5 flat beads about 3/8” long
5 Paperclips or safety pins
Jump ring and lobster claw fastener
Crochet hook for joining
Very thin crochet hook – or – split floss threader


Sharren_DeborahsButterfly3D (L1)
Using Rings, Chains, and the Double-Double Stitch, the tatter will create a 2D butterfly or a 3D butterfly. Additional techniques and tricks include using placeholders with discussion of what type would be best to use with a given pattern.

PREP for Sharren_DeborahsButterfly3D (L1): Shuttle and ball, or 2 shuttles (there will be two rings thrown off chains and one split ring (SR), so if it’s too fiddly for you to manipulate the ball, wind a couple of yards of thread on a second shuttle). I used about four yards of thread on my shuttle for the 3D butterfly; the 2D version will use less.


(Click picture for wreath with gold beads.)
Sharren_MerryWreathRedBow (ALL)
A very easy pattern using only Rings.
Discussion includes directional tatting, working with beads, and adding a bow. (Needle or Shuttle)
Can be worked in MANY COLORS!

Sharren_WreathFlowersBee (ALL)

PREP for Sharren_MerryWreathRedBow (ALL):
Saturday evening at 7:00
The essentials for Shuttle Tatters:
1 shuttle
30 size 10 beads loaded on about 6 yards thread (your individual tension may require more or less thread)
2 metal jump rings or metal split rings (pre-string on thread), if you wish to hang the wreath as an ornament or pendant.
The essentials for Needle Tatters:
1 size 5 or 7 needle
30 size 10 beads
About 6 yards thread (your individual tension may require more or less thread)
2 metal jump rings or metal split rings (pre-string on thread), if you wish to hang the wreath as an ornament or pendant.
Optional Trim:
Tiny bow (I used a plastic pre-formed bow but other kinds will work as well.) Can be wound on shuttle or added at end with beginning threads.
Decorative shaped shank button that will coordinate with your thread. Wound on shuttle. Sharren will have a few handy.
Tiny charms – whatever you like! Wound on shuttle.


Sharren_KEYtoGoodTattingIsPractice (L3)
Class 6 Basic key uses Rings, Chains, Split Rings, and Block-Tatted Braid. Variations will also use adding beads, adding cabone or metal split ring (can be encapsulated with a different color thread or left bare).

PREP for Sharren_KEYtoGoodTattingIsPractice (L3): 2 shuttles (do not have to be loaded CTM, but may be helpful on first key); I used size 20 thread with a little over 3 yards on Shuttle 1 and a little less than 2 yards on Shuttle 2
Optional: A ring (can be a metal split ring covered in DS or a cabone ring, or leave it plain if you prefer)
A letter bead (or any “flattened” bead no larger than ¼” in diameter for size 20 thread)
Plastic-coated paper clip to use as a marker
Crochet hook for joins (essential if you’re doing Variation 1 or Variation 3)


Sharren_GladysAngel (L1)
Class 5 Skills include Rings, Chains, Split Rings; Double-Double Stitch. Discussion includes Half-Double-Double Stitch and when it might be a better choice; adding beads to a long picot; and making good construction picots.

PREP for Sharren_GladysAngel (L1):
2 shuttles, CTM, about 6 yards on shuttle 1 and about 5 yards on shuttle 2
Optional: 4-6 small beads which will fit a double thickness of your thread (for the halo)


Shawna_BlueStarsJewelrySet (L2)
Students will learn how to handle a lot of beads while following a pattern, and using two shuttles.
The techniques include arranging blocks of beads into simple pattern of rings and chains, making ‘swirl’ join, plus a variety of beaded lock chains.
The goals for this class are: to learn handling a lot of beads, reading standard notation for Bead Tatting, and following both written pattern and diagrams.
The set is designed to be finished (or almost finished) in class by students familiar with BEANILE Lace techniques. Those who are new to this technique will be able to finish one part and start the rest of the projects to complete later.
Each kit for the class includes: a printed pattern for the project, beads size 11 already on 3-ply metallic embroidery thread, and ear wire.
Students need to bring two empty shuttles preferably without picks or crochet hooks on tips, and a separate crochet hook. $15

PREP for Shawna_BlueStarsJewelrySet (L2):
Whole jewelry set you will need:
about 12 yards of 3-ply Metallic Embroidery thread
and up to 1450 seed beads size 11.
For Half necklace you will need:
about 5 yards of thread and 500 seed beads
For a pair of earrings you will need:
about 3 yards of thread and 450 seed beads.
For the 20-18” chain you need - 4 yards of thread, and about 460 beads. String 200 - 230 seed beads on each tail, load 1 yard of thread with 230 seed beads on ONE shuttle, leave the rest of thread and beads on the ball.

Pattern CD of all of these BEAUTIFUL projects: At Tat Days it will be $10. A few weeks after Tat Days, mid-September, it will be $15 plus postage. Watch the website for a link to the order form. Thank you for your support. Proceeds from the sales of this CD go to teaching others how to tat and further their tatting skills all year long and at Tat Days.

Questions? Write Donna at tatdays@palmettotatters.org

Teachers: Write Katharine and Joanie at teachers@palmettotatters.org

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