2015 Logo?

Tatting by ?.
WHAT will YOU enter?
Theme by Hope Bates-"Tatting Angels Among Us."
Thank you!

Palmetto Tatters' Palm Trees

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

Membership Info: Email Pam 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 January 6, 2015


CALL for Teachers and Logo for 2015

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2014 Tat Days Pattern CD is READY! Order Here.

2014 Tat Days Pictures - AT LAST!

2013 Tat Days Pictures!

CALL for TEACHERS for 2015. Info: PDF or DOC. Application: PDF or DOC.

Teacher Applications DUE Sunday, February 15, 2015.

CALL for LOGO for 2015. PDF or DOC. "Tatting Angels Among Us"

LOGO Submissions due Sunday, February 15, 2015.

Thank you for a WONDERFUL Tat Days! See you next year! The dates are the first weekend in September, the 4th and 5th, 2015.

Scholarship Quilts: Thank you for your generosity!

Next meeting will be Saturday, January 17. Location: Cayce-West Columbia Library. (Directions) Time: 1 to 5.

LESSON taught by Donna Thompson.

Enjoy making an item to frame using a popular phrase to highlight your tatting.
Skills: Rings and Chains.
Techniques: Throw off rings from chains. Beads on thread and adding as you tat.
Materials: Any color thread you wish to use and appropriate size beads for your thread. Size 20, 10, 5, or 3 all make a 4 x 6 or 8 x 11 picture with text.
29 small beads. 3 large beads.
Provided: Diamond like beads for top.
Optional Kits $2: Donna will have metallic thread size 3 or 5, colorful beads for size 3, 5 or 20 thread, large "diamond" beads, and printouts of text, 4x6 and 8.5 x11, on white, and frames.

Winding Shuttles
Can wind CTM (continuous thread method).
Shuttle 1 (SH1) = Knotting thread. Thread around hand. 4 yards.
20 small beads that fit thread.
(8 near beginning)
Shuttle 2 (SH2) = Working shuttle when making a chain. 1 yard.
7 small beads that fit thread.
(all near beginning)
5 extra beads for adding as you work = 2 small and 3 big.


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CALENDAR for 2014 (2015 Dates coming soon.)

2014 QUILTS: THANKS Georgia and Pinky and ALL! Pictures HERE!

Tat Days Themes-Thank you for all of your suggestions! We have voted. Tat Days 2015 theme will be "Tatting Angels Among Us" submitted by Hope Bates.

Thank you to ALL who submitted snowflakes for our Christmas Tree for the Lexington Museum. They LOVED it!

THANK YOU for another GREAT weekends at our Tat Days. Pictures will go up one day.

Tat OFF! Winners and Tatting Display Winners for 2013.

2013 Tat Days Pattern CD is NOW online for ordering! $15 plus shipping and handling.
See the class projects here and patterns you will get on the CD here.

Recorded Video from Tat Days. Not the best but we had fun. More info here.

PICTURES from "Blast from the Past" Tat Days 2012


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 Maroon 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 At a public library near you. Sign-up to help teach by emailing Karen at sctatter@gmail.com.

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 Sept 2013) 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
2015 Saturday Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars)
Most are the 3rd Saturday of each month, 1 to 5. Lessons subject to change.
LOCATION (most of the time): Lexington County Museum (Directions)
Our PTG Library is at most of 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.

January 17: Donna T.'s Crown - "Keep Calm and Tat On"
(Cayce-West Columbia Library)

February 21:

March 21:
April 18: May 16: June 20:

July 18:

August 15: Prepare for Tat Days AND State Fair. If you have them, bring patterns for small items to tat for State Fair.

September 12 (2nd Saturday):
Bring State Fair items if you want them delivered for judging.
(Location TBA)
Tat Days 2015, "Tatting Angels Among Us" September 4-5, Toccoa, GA

October 10 or 17: State Fair Day - Butterflies and small items needed.

November 21: December 12: Holiday Party-Share Tatting, Christmas/Festive Item Exchange, Eat and have FUN together. (Probably at Cayce-West Columbia Library)

Tat Days 2015, September 4-5, Toccoa, GA (Labor Day Weekend)
Tat Days 2016, September 9-10, Toccoa, GA (Weekend after Labor Day)

Last updated January 6, 2015


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