Wild Strawberry Needle Emery
Teacher - Karey Solomon Level All levels - Shuttle and Needle, but needle tatters are on their own.
Description: This 3-D strawberry holds a compact secret – it’s stuffed with ground walnut shells to keep pins and needles sharp, lubricated and rust free. It’s small (slightly larger than a thimble) but a useful addition to a tatting kit (or sewing kit). You’ll learn how to increase and decrease tatting circumference to shape a dimensional tatted object as you would with crochet or knitting. Skills Required: Basic tatting skills (rings, chains, joins). Methods or Technique for Class: Tatting dimensionally to create a solid object with increases and decreases for shaping. Supplies Needed: 2 Shuttles, Thread (Size 20 preferred, two separate colors), 80 Size 10 or 11 Beads, and Crochet hook appropriate to the thread size Pre-Class Preparation: Thread about 80 beads onto the thread color chose for the strawberry. Wind a shuttle with unbead thread CTM to the ball. Wind the 2nd shtulle with color selected for stem and five-pointed calyx. Kit: Required Kit Description: "KIT: $1.50 (students only) Kit Contents: The kit is a small, sturdy although a permeable bag for needle/pin packed with ground walnut shells."