Tat Days 2013 Class Projects
"Tatting Takes Wing"
September 6-7

Updated June 1.

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This page is Work In Progress. We are in the process of Test Tatting all patterns. You mgiht want to wait to wind your shuttles or ready your needles until a little closer to Tat Days in order to give us time to be sure we have all the directions you will need posted here.

Anitra Stone (North Carolina) Sally Biggers (North Carolina)
Donna Thompson (South Carolina/Georgia) Sandra Eichelberger (Georgia/South Carolina)
Erin Holloway (Tennessee) Sharren Morgan (South Carolina)
Kaye Judt (Indiana) Shawna Wachs (Kentucky)
Nina Libin (New York) Tonya Smith (Georgia)
Randy Houtz (Colorado) Vicki Clarke (Ontario, Canada)
Riet Surtel-Smeulders (The Netherlands)
L=Level, S=Shuttle, N=Needle, B=Both Shuttle and Needle.
Brand New Tatter: little or no tatting experience.
Level I: knowledgeable and proficient with rings, chains, and joins.
Level II: knowledgeable and proficient with split rings, block tatting and comfortable working with beads.
Level III: have mastered all the above skills and ready to try new techniques and creative tatting.

Owl

Anitra_TattedOwl_Brown (L1) (S)
Tat a cage of rings around a coin pearl to make an owl in flight just the right size for earrings.
Skills Required: Rings, joins, comfortable with beads.
Methods or Techniques: Encased beads
Materials
: For 2 owls (a pair) -Two 10mm disc/lentil/coin pearl (loose), size 8 perle cotton or size 30 or 40 thread, 1 shuttle. Optional-4 size 10 beads for eyes.
Preparation: 1 shuttle wound with 7 yards in a color of your choice. If using beads for eyes, add them to thread. Bring your own ear wires.
Optional Kit: $6 with thread and beads. No ear wires.
Turtle
Anitra_TattedTurtles (L1) (S)
Tat a cage of rings around a coin pearl to make a turtle just the right size for earrings.
Skills Required: Rings, joins, comfortable with beads.
Methods or Techniques: Interior, exterior & encased beads.
Materials: Two 10mm coin pearls (loose), size 8 perle or size 30 or 40 thread, 28 size 15 (Petite Mill Hill) beads.
Preparation: 1 shuttle loaded with 5 yards, add all size 15 beads to thread. Bring your own ear wires.
Optional Kit: $6 with thread and beads. No ear wires.
Cat Paw Cat Paw
Anitra_CatPaw (L1) (S)
For all cat fans!
Materials and Preparation: The paws shown use size 8 Perle Coton, but a size 30 or 40 can be used. You will need 1 shuttle of your favorite cat color or colors and 4 size 15/0 seed beads for each paw. If you’re a fancy cat fancier, you can choose bead colors to duplicate the nail caps that some cats are wearing these days. The beads should be strung on the thread before beginning.


Seahorse

Donna_SeahorseEarringsByJane (L1) (S)
Cute and simple seahorse earrings.
Skills Required: Rings, chains, joins.
Methods or Techniques: 1 Split ring and adding beads.
Materials and Preparation: For ONE earring: 1.5 yards on each shuttle (can be wound CTM). Working shuttle 1 add 1 bead (eye). Wsh2 add 2 beads (nose), 7 beads (back) (these 7 need to be close to start of the tatting), and 1 metal ring (I use split rings - like key rings). (The metal ring will float on your thread over your beads so it does not really matter where you put it on the thread.) If using a variegated thread, you might want to start at a color change so the chains and rings are a different color.

Maze
Donna_NoWhereMazeByVicki (L1) (S)
Early Bird Class for Everyone Saturday Morning
Elegant winding chain with beads.
Skills Required: Chains and joins.
Methods or Techniques: One long chain with lock joins and beads.
Materials and Preparation: 30 beads, size 10 seed beads (Vicki suggests Delicas), 8 x12mm puff oval,
4 meters (4.5 yards) size 20 or 40 thread with just 1 meter (1.5 yards) wound on shuttle CTM (do not cut from ball), and a paperclip. All beads are added as you tat.
Optional Kit: $1 will include large center bead and seed beads. Many colors to choose from. You provide thread.

Bag

Erin_InCaseofEmergencyOpenForChocolate (L3) (S)
This is an amulet bag which due to the size may be difficult for some tatters in making joins.
The Objective? Chocolate. More chocolate.
Skills Required: Rings, split rings, chains, split chains, beads.
Methods or Techniques: We will be constructing an amulet bag which will employ beads on bare thread spaces, beads on some picots, and more beads.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound CTM with approximately 250 #11 beads on each shuttle.
8 yards on each shuttle should be more than enough.
Bat
Erin_MattietheBat (L2) (S)
Students will get to switch shuttles and reverse work to their hearts content with this little bat.
Skills Required: Should have at least a little experience working with two shuttles.
Methods or Techniques: Rings, chains, rings thrown off chains, split rings.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound CTM with desired thread. Picture shown uses #20 Manuela and is approximately 7 inches in width.
Comment: My mother, Mattie, will kill me when she sees this. Heh.
Bracelet
Erin_SingleShuttle_SparklyBracelet (L1) (S)
The student will become familiar with using Beanile notation in this fun project which is very portable and works up quickly. Ideal for giving!
Skills Required: Threading beads following a sequence, rings, picot lock join.
Methods or Techniques: The bracelet is a good opportunity to practice using “up beads” and “down beads” and the ring under join as well as tatting with different sized beads.
Materials needed for a 7” bracelet:
Single shuttle and usual tatting supplies, 6 yards nylon upholstery thread (I used good old Coats and Clark – usually available at Walmart or Hobby Lobby), 216 #11 beads, 18 4mm beads, 36 2mm spacer beads (or you can use #11 beads in a pinch), clasp and jump ring.
Preparation: Thread the beads onto the shuttle. Bring a smile.
Comment: Erin has tons of the upholstery thread. If students can’t find any, she will be happy to mail a sufficient quantity to the student ahead of class.

Bee

Kaye_3-DBee (L2) (B)
We would not have bee-autiful flowers without this little guy. And one of my favorite techniques is bobble tatting. I hope you will bee thrilled with it too.
Skills Required: Rings, beads, hiding ends, tatting with 2 shuttles or needles.
Methods or Techniques: Bobble Tatting
Materials: 2 shuttles or 2 tatting needles (same size), 1 ball each of size 10 or 20 tatting thread in yellow or gold and black or brown, and 2 black seed beads size 8 or smaller. Mylar template plastic for wings will be supplied by Kaye in class.
Preparation: Cut 1.5 yards gold thread from ball and wind on Shuttle 2 or thread on Needle 2.
Cut 2 yds black thread from ball and wind on S1 or thread on N1.
Add 2 black seed beads to thread on S1.
Angel
Kaye_Angelina (L1) (B)
With golden halo and gossamer wings Angelina will guide you through the techniques of split rings, split chains, block tatting and double picots. We will also play with Angelina fibers to make her wings light as air.
Skills Required: Rings, chains, joins.
Methods or Techniques: Split rings, split chains, block tatting, lock joins, double picots.
Materials: 2 shuttles or 1 tatting needle, a ball of size 20 or 10 tatting thread, picot gauges 3/8" and 7/8" and usual tatting supplies.
Kit Required: $2.50 will cover Angelina fibers, gold thread, and sewing needle.
Preparation: Shuttle tatters-Cut 6.5 yds of thread off ball. Wind 3 yards on Shuttle 1 and 3 yds on S2 CTM (do not cut between shuttles).
Needle tatters-Thread needle on ball of thread CTM.

Wren
Kaye_CarolinaWren (L3) (B)
The Carolina wren is the state bird of South Carolina, home of the Palmetto Tatting Guild. His vibrant plumage makes thread painting with tatting a fun and challenging class. Skills covered in class include tatting alternate knots (TAK), direct pearl tatting, 2 methods of block tatting, and changing colors on one chain.
Skills Required: Rings, chains, block tatting, beads and lock joins.
Methods or Techniques: Tatting alternate knots (TAK), direct pearl tatting, 2 methods of block tatting, and changing colors on one chain.
Materials: 3 or 5 shuttles or 2 tatting needles in the same size; 1 small black seed bead for eye; 2 small black bugle beads for beak; 1 beige seed bead for bird seed in beak; 3 paper clips; size 20 or 10 tatting thread in dark brown, black, medium brown, and ecru (no variegated color threads); and usual tatting supplies.
Preparation: Shuttle Tatters-Wind 1 yard dk brown on S1 CTM with ball. Wind 2 yds black thread on S2 CTM with ball. Other shuttles will be wound in class and some reused.
Needle Tatters-thread needle on ball of dk brown thread CTM with ball.

Fairy
Kaye_SpringGardenFairy (L1) (B)
Playing with the double stitch order can create magic in your tatting. This fairy is a small, easy-to-do project that can grace your shoulder or your planter.
Skills Required: Rings, chains, joins.
Methods or Techniques: Sets of half stitches resulting in layered picots, block tatting and lock joins.
Materials: 2 shuttles or 1 tatting needle; size 20 or 10 tatting thread in dress color, skin color, and hair color; and usual tatting supplies. Lutradur for the fairy wings will be supplied by Kaye in class.
Preparation: Shuttle Tatters-Cut 1 yard skin-colored tatting thread and wind on Shuttle 1. Cut 1 yd hair-colored thread and wind on S2.
Needle Tatters: Thread needle on ball of skin-colored tatting thread CTM.


Celtic Pendant I

Nina_CelticJewelrySet I (L3) (B)

This class is about Bead Tatting (BEANILE style) and Beaded Pearl Tatting. Students will learn how to handle lots of different size seed beads, and how to manipulate 3 threads with and without beads, how to tat Beaded Maltese Rings and Beaded Pearl Chains, and play with various ways to complete a Celtic design.
Skills Required: Know how to tat Maltese Ring and be comfortable with basics of Pearl Tatting.
Methods and Techniques: Bead tatting, Beaded Maltese Ring, and Beaded Pearl Chains.
Materials and Preparation: 3 shuttles preferably without hooks and picks, tatting needle size 7 for needle tatters, and crochet hook.
For this Jewelry Set you will need about 10 yards of 3-ply metallic thread (DMC or Oren Bayan), about 250 seed beads size 11 and 250 seed beads size 15.
Stringing directions for Pendant and Earrings are included with the patterns.

Kit Required: $15 with beads already on 3-ply metallic thread strung in necessary order.

PRACTICE Pearl and Maltese Ring Tatting BEFORE class. Thank you, Mark and Georgia for your notes and videos!

Pearl Tatting Instructions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3dNBbm8hrw (Mark's Alternate Method that works well with Nina's bead work.)

Maltese Ring Instructions
http://www.tat-man.net/tatterville/howtotat/MalteseRing.html

Pearl or Maltese Needle Tatting with Both Hands http://www.georgiaseitz.com/newtat/nt/pearltat/pearltat2hands.html

Celtic Pendant II
Nina_CelticJewelrySet II (L3) (B)

This class is about Bead Tatting (BEANILE style) and Beaded Pearl Tatting. Students will learn how to handle lots of different size seed beads, and how to manipulate 3 threads with and without beads, how to tat Beaded Maltese Rings and Beaded Pearl Chains, and various ways to arrange rings and chains into Celtic design.
Skills Required: Know how to tat Maltese Ring and be comfortable with basics of Pearl Tatting.
Methods and Techniques: Bead tatting, Beaded Maltese Rings, and Beaded Pearl Chains.
Materials and Preparation: 3 shuttles preferably without hooks and picks, tatting needle size 7 for needle tatters, and crochet hook.
For this Jewelry Set you will need about 10 yards of 3-ply metallic thread (DMC or Oren Bayan), about 300 seed beads size 11 and 300 seed beads size 15.
Stringing directions for Pendant and Earrings are included with the patterns.

Kit Required: $15 with beads already on 3-ply metallic thread strung in necessary order.

PRACTICE Pearl Tatting BEFORE class.
See other class for Pearl Tatting practice help.


Angel

Randy_ChainAroundAngel (L2) (S)
Could call it a GR-8 version of an onion ring. The SCMR lends itself well to a continuing chain around itself. Will show differences in joining.
Skills Required: Rings, Chains, lock joins
Methods or Techniques: Rings, Chains, lock joins, SCMRs
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound with different colors, size 10.
Comment: The versatility with a simple turn of your work allows opportunity to build multiple round appearance in one round.
PearlFly
Randy_PearlFly (L3) (S)
You don’t hear much about a pearl tatted ring. This class will show how to pearl tat a SCMR (Self Closing Mock Ring/Chain), a Ring, and a Split ring using only 2 shuttles.
Skills Required: Experience with SCMRs, Split rings and Pearl tatting.
Methods or Techniques: Finger tatting, Self-closing Mock Ring, Split Ring, and Pearl tatting.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound with contrasting colors, size 10.
Comment: Something challenging and different for the experienced tatter. If you like pearl tatting this class will show how to get it into ring form without lock joining.
TidyTatting
Randy_TidyTatting (L1) (S)
Simple habits to improve the appearance of your tatting. Is it easy to find where you start, stop, or add thread in your tatting project? Will show easily adopted tatting habits that can improve the appearance of your tatting.
Skills Required: Basic tatting of rings, chains, and joins
Methods or Techniques: Front-side/backside, thread loops, filament loops for hiding ends, adding thread, and joining.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound with contrasting color, size 10.
Butterfly
Randy_TwoBobbinShuttleButterfly (L2) (S)
Class Description and Objective: How to utilize your 2-bobbin shuttle to demonstrate their versatility and limitations. Good opportunity for those that own a double bobbin shuttle to learn how to use them.
Skills Required: Basic tatting skills with a shuttle.
Methods or Techniques: Using a 2-bobbin shuttle from a GR-8 prespective.
Materials and Preparation: 2 colors-a dark and light, size 10 or 20. 2-thread shuttle (GR-8, Plec, silent tatter, post clicker). Possible with 2-threads on post shuttle but very cumbersome. Wind one color on each bobbin.
Optional Kit: $48-GR-8 Double Bobbin Shuttle


LockBlock
LockBlock
Riet_SquareButtonLockBlockwithChallenge (L2) (S)
The pattern is from Jane Eborall.
Skills Required: Split rings.
Methods or Techniques: Lock block technique, split rings, lock joins.
Materials and Preparation: 2 shuttles, ½ " four holed button, size 20 threads in 2 colors.
Wind each shuttle with 1 color CTM-keep attached to ball.

Winter Doll
Riet_Winter (L2) (S)
It is a new pattern of Ineke Kuiperij from her new book.
Skills Required: Split rings.
Methods or Techniques: Rings, chains, and split rings.
Materials and Preparation: Thread size 80 in the colors dark green, middle blue, dark middle blue, and white. A woolen thread in white knitting wool or crochet wool for the hat and scarf will be provided by Ineke for free.
Wind a shuttle with each color thread CTM-do not cut from ball. You will start with the dark green.
Free Kit for students in the class will contain 1 wooden stand.

Riet will be doing our Night Owls class Friday night. We may be "hoot hooting" all night long! LOADS of FUN!

Depending on the project, if you want, you can share them with the guild for our Craft Box Fundraiser.


Flower

Sally_SimpleBellFlowerALaMKonior_PearlCtr (L2) (S)
Using the techniques of Mary Konior, Linda S. Davies & Sharon Briggs, learn how to make 3-D flowers for arrangements or embelishments.
Skills Required: Shuttle tatting of rings & chains.
Methods or Techniques: Use of Floristry techniques such as wiring and wrapping of stems.
Materials and Preparation: Approx 5 1/2 yds of size 20 Lizbeth thread (or size 10 or 8 perle cotton); wrapped florist wire #20, floral tape; shank pearl button (or other shank button for middle) or florist flower stamen; 2- or 4- hole shirt button (for back); 2 shuttles.
Wrap Shuttle 1 with 2 yds for core and Shuttle 2 with 3.5 yds for chain thread-Same color or different.
Optional Kit: $7 with a pearl shank button, wire, florist tape and 4 stamen.


Heart
Sandra_DaintyHeart (L1) (B)
Tat a lovely heart while learning some basic tatting techniques.
Skills Required: Most basic knowledge of tatting.
Methods or Techniques: Hiding threads (Magic Thread Trick), frontside/backside tatting, throwing rings from chains, tatting terms, joining, picots, clovers.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound CTM with size 20 thread.

Tree Earrings
Sandra_ChristmasTreeEarringsAndPendant (L1) (S)
Tat a festive pair of beaded Christmas earrings and a matching pendant. The set is made of rings and nothing else, so it’s a great way to learn about adding beads to your tatting. Students will learn about beads in tatting, joining between rings, and how to make half rings.
Skills Required: Basic knowledge of tatting – rings, hiding ends.
Methods or Techniques: Students will learn about beads in tatting, joining between rings, and how to make half rings.

Materials: For each earring, you need:
•           1 shuttle wound with size 20 green thread
•           24 mixed color beads (10/0) strung on the thread
•           Split ring and earring finding
•           Crochet hook for joining
For the pendant, you need:
•           1 shuttle wound with size 20 green thread
•           35 mixed color beads (10/0) strung on the thread
•           Crochet hook for joining
•           Jump ring

Preparation: Please come with beads loaded on the thread and your shuttle.
Optional Kit: $8 includes green thread strung with beads, plus findings- enough for all 3 pieces.

Earrings
Sandra_StarryNightEarrings (L1) (B)

Make a nifty pair of earrings using seed beads and a charm or a drop bead.
Skills Required: Basic knowledge of tatting – rings and chains
Methods or Techniques: Learn beading in tatting plus how to use a central ring as a stabilizing element
Materials and Preparation:
• 1 shuttle wound with size 40 thread (20 may be used also)
• Crochet hook for joining
• Split ring and earring finding
• For each earring, you will need 24 size 10/0 beads and a charm -or- drop bead for the bottom of the earring. Thread beads on shuttle thread with 11 beads, then charm or drop bead, then 13 beads, so that the 13 beads will be used first.

Required Kit: $8 available in choice of black, navy, or red thread, with silver bead and findings included.


Penquin
Brooch
Sharren_Brooch_Penquin & Silver (L1) (B)
Tat a lacy backing that turns a shank button into a fun brooch! Can be beaded or plain. Change out the button – you have a new brooch, instantly!
Skills Required: Rings, chains, joins.
Methods or Techniques: Working with beads; joining into a found object; discussion includes types and sizes of shank buttons suitable for turning into brooches.
Materials and Preparation: For basic brooch: 2 shuttles, loaded CTM (6 yards on Sh1, 1.5 yards on Sh2) or tatting needle and at least 10 yards of thread. If beads are wanted, string 32 size 10 beads on Sh1 thread; one 9mm metal split ring or soldered ring; one 1¼” coilless safety pin; 2 fish hook stoppers; 1 shank button.
Optional Kit: $2 includes coilless safety pin, a 9mm split ring, 2 fish hook stoppers.
Angel
Sharren_SerenityAngel (L1) (S)
This year’s angel is created around a doodad with 8 openings. The angel’s frock can be one row or two (tatter’s choice).
Skills Required: Rings, Chains, joins.
Methods or Techniques: Double-Double Stitch; joining into found objects.
Materials and Preparation: 2 shuttles, loaded CTM; one ¼” metal split ring or soldered ring; one doodad with 8 openings or one ½” cabone ring.
If tatters do not have a doodad with 8 openings and do not wish to purchase one, they may bring a ½” diameter cabone ring to use.
Optional Kit: .75 cents - contains one metal split ring and one doodad, either silver/silver or gold/gold.
Bell
Sharren_SilverBells_Blue (L1) (B)
Create a 2D ornament or appliqué and challenge yourself to add a bead or jingle bell, and learn Split Rings – and Split Chains! Basic bell uses just Rings and Chains.
Skills Required: Rings, Chains, construction picots, joins.
Methods or Techniques: Working with threads with a filament (such as Altin-Basak); adding a jingle bell (or bead); Split Ring; Split Chain.
Materials and Preparation: 2 shuttles, 2 yards on each, loaded CTM; OR 1 shuttle loaded with 2 yards and do not cut from the ball; optional small jingle bell or bead for clapper.

Starburst Starbursts
Sharren_Starbursts (L1) (B)
Using Rings and Chains, the tatter can create a star with 4, 5, 6, or 7 points. Class will start with the 4 point and work up and out.
Skills Required: Rings, Chains.
Methods or Techniques: Split Ring and Lock-Chain; discussion will include how adding just two stitches can make a big difference in a pattern.
Materials and Preparation: 2 shuttles, loaded CTM or 1 shuttle loaded and not cut from the ball; or 1 needle and ball. (Note: If ending with the SR, a shuttle would definitely be easier to manipulate than the ball, but it can be ended with a regular ring if the tatter is OK with hiding ends.)

4 Point Star (where class will start): 2 1/4 yds on Shuttle 1 and 1 1/2 yds Shuttle 2 or on the ball. (CTM or not.)
For each added point, ADD to above amounts 1 3/4 yards to Shuttle 1 and 1/3 yard to Shuttle 2 or ball.


Earrings
Shawna_LongPicotEarringsByNina (L2) (S)
The goals for this class are to learn the handling of a lot of beads, reading standard notation for Bead Tatting, and following both written pattern and diagrams. It is designed to be 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.
Skills Required: Rings, Chains, Lock Joins, and Split Rings.
Methods or Techniques: The techniques include arranging blocks of beads into simple pattern of rings and chains, long beaded picots, and floating rings.
Materials and Preparation
For a pair of earrings you need: 6 yards of 3-ply metallic embroidery thread, and about 400 seed beads size 11.

Take 3 yards of thread, divide it in 1 and 2 yard lengths by a loose overhand knot, now you have two tails for two shuttles. String 50 beads on shorter (1 yard) tail, place a ‘stopper’ bead and load Sh.1.

String 146 (150) beads on longer (2 yards) tail, place a ‘stopper’ bead and load Sh.2.

Optional Kit: $10 with thread and beads already on the thread ready for your shuttles.

PearlNecklace
Shawna_PearlChainNecklaceByNina (L2) (S)
The goals for this class are to learn handling 3 threads with a lot of beads, reading notation for Beaded Pearl Tatting, and following written pattern. It is a rhythmic repetitive pattern, so the students will make part of the necklace in class and get enough practice to be able to finish it later.
Skills Required: Knowledge of Pearl Tatting.
Methods or Techniques: Pearl Tatting with beads. Please practice before hand.
Materials and Preparation: For the 18-20” necklace you need 6-7 yards of thread, 700 seed beads size 11-12, and 50-55 4mm pearls or elongated beads of your choice divided as following: Sh.#1: 3-3½ yards of thread & 300 beads; Sh.#2: 1 yard of thread, 100 beads, and 55 pearls; Sh.#3: 2 yards of thread with 250 seed beads on it.
Optional Kit: $15 with thread and beads already on the thread ready for your shuttles.

See Nina's class listings for Pearl Tatting instructions so you can practice before class.


Bracelet
Tonya_TattedBracelet (L2) (S)
Teaching the concept of adding beads to the center of split rings while making a tatted bracelet.
Skills Required: Ready to learn how to add beads to the center of split rings. Knowledgeable and proficient with split rings and comfortable working with beads.
Methods or Techniques: In this class you will learn and practice the concept of adding beads to the center of split rings.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound in the continuous thread method (CTM), letter beads, small glass beads, and bracelet clasp.
Optional Kit: $2 with letter beads, small glass beads and bracelet clasp.
Pen
Tonya_TattedInkPen (L1) (S)
Teaching the concept of split rings while making a tatted ink pen. Tatters will make a tatted insert for an ink pen and learn how to assemble the parts together.
Skills Required: Ready to learn split rings. Knowledgeable and proficient with rings, chains, and joins.
Methods or Techniques: In this class you will learn and practice the concept of split rings.
Materials and Preparation: Two shuttles wound in the continuous thread method and an ink pen for housing the finished tatting.
Optional Kit: $2 with pen casing ready for your tatting.

Star
Vicki_3DNorthernStar (L1) (B)
In this class we will use rings, chains and joins to make a 3 dimensional star. The fun of this piece is the 3 dimensions, not the technical skill required to make the motif.
Skills Required: Tatter needs to be confident with making rings, chains and joins (including lock joins). No advance techniques required but some simple prep is needed to finish the project in class.
Methods or Techniques: Tatting in 3-dimensions and lock joins.
Materials and Preparation: Size 20 tatting thread (or size of your choice), a shuttle or needle, and a crochet hook for joins.
PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK: There is a little prep for the class which involves making a ring and chains medalion for the center of the star. After registering for the class, Katharine will be emailing you the prep pattern or you may write teachers@palmettotatters.org.

Butterfly
Vicki_ButterflySampler (L2) (B)
This project uses pearl tatting, lock chains and Victorian sets to create a side profile butterfly. The class will start with an introduction to how each stitch is made in both shuttle and needle tatting.
Skills Required: Proficient with rings and chains.
Methods or Techniques: Lock stitch, Victorian sets, Pearl tatting.
Materials and Preparation: Shuttle tatters need 3 shuttles and size 20 thread in 3 colors with 2 yards wound on each shuttle.
Needle tatters need one needle and 2 yards of 3 colors.

Bookmark
Vicki_FlowerBookmark (L1) (B)
Chains, Onion rings, ruffled sets are used to make a flower bookmark. How to make a tassel will also be included in the class.
Skills Required: Willingness to make a lot of chains.
Methods or Techniques: Onion ring joins, ruffled sets and tassel making will be taught in class.
Materials and Preparation: Size 20 thread in 2 colors, shuttle or tatting needle. For shuttle tatters, wind 2 yards CTM with ball for core thread. Have 2.5 yards size 20 thread ready for petals on ball to add later.

Shoe
Vicki_ShoesForKnottyGirl (L2) (B)
This is a 3 dimensional pattern that forms into a classic pump. This pattern gives you practice in following a complex pattern and working in 3 dimensions. Some pre-tatting requred.
Skills Required: The ability to change directions and think in 3 dimensions, lock joins and competent in basic tatting. It is also challenging to follow the pattern since we are moving between elements.
Methods or Techniques: Knowledge of lock joins and shoe lace trick are needed for the project.
Materials and Preparation: Size 20 thread, shuttle or needle, and crochet hook.
PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK: Tatter needs to tat the base of the shoe before class so we can start with the toe box in class. After registering for the class, Vicki or Katharine will be emailing you the prep pattern or you may write teachers@palmettotatters.org.


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