Sunday, August 8, 2010

Finger Tatting Video

I've posted a video tutorial on finger tatting. The quality isn't the best,I've no experience with video but hopefully you will get the idea. I had the hardest time figuring finger tatting out from the written directions and I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be a video out there for finger tatting and I've been wanting to try to make one for a year now.
Here's hoping it is useful
Here is the link:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm Late again.

Why is it that no matter how much it bothers me to miss a deadline, I manage to anyway!
I did finally finish and mail off my quilt block and now that it's gone I've thought of thousands of other ways I could have embellished it. In general though I'm happy with the way it turned out, it is after all my first attempt at crazy quilting. Wanna See?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Things I've learned and almost finished from Tatting conferences

Karey Solomon's Dragon from Hector 2008
Wine charm magnet VicTat's Palmetto 2009

Karey Solomon Bauble Beading Palmetto's 2007
Nina Libin's Baskets 2007 PTGHope Green HairPin Lace and Tatting BflyAnitra Stone Chainmaille

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hand-dyed (W)hoarder?

Who asked "Show us your stash"?
Finian Lord of the Threads, with Shuttle Trend Lab products.
Karey Solomon's beautiful colorways
Ok,Ok,you caught me, the rest of it. These are from Lady Shuttlemaker and Yarnplayer. Oops, there are also 2 of TatsKools yummy flavors in there too!
Yes, I shop more than I tat. 

Wealthier than I you can never be!

Because I have friends who tat for me.
Oh alright you can be as wealthy.
I suppose we all have friends who have tatted for us, I am currently sharing photo's of my wealth.
Please enjoy.
Finian is gloating over this treasure received from Marie S. of Palmetto Tatters.  This is an amazing and well loved piece.
I think he stores all his gold in it.
A Tea Wallet and tatting from Tatting Goddess. Of course the design is from Martha Ess. I only wish you could see these works in person. Tatted by Fairies and Leprechauns they must be, the work is so fine.
This tatter's work needs no introduction, Tatskool! Of course!
More treasures from VicTats. Talented Lass don't you agree?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Other People's Tatting Continued

These photos are items tatted by Jenny G of the U.K.
I received these in a Christmas in July exchange hosted by Here be Tatters
Beautiful work,is it not?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Other People's Tatting

I have received some beautiful tatting from others that I store in acidfree vellum envelopes so that they will survive many generations.
Brilliant idea here, how bout I share them here and now with you. Sometimes I amaze myself with how slow I catch on.
Both of these were won at Palmetto Tat Day's auctions and are so very much beautiful examples of  Nina Libin's work. I'm privileged to own work from her hands.

Monday, April 26, 2010

As I mentioned I was the winner of some great items from Victat's blog.
Here they are.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

   Speaking of Hector, there were many wonderful course offerings, all centered around angels.
I met new people and saw people I had met before and am richer for it.
   I have in recent years begun a recent tradition of having a strange malady befall me while away on holiday.
This tat day was no exception and a mysterious attack of right arm pain began the day I left for New York and to this day persists. I am grateful that it is diminishing daily so there is no need for concern.
  Another curious tradition is that while I'm taking a class I make so many simple-minded mistakes I rarely come home with tangible evidence of having taken any classes. This is why I make so many purchases at the vendors table, I need proof that I actually attended. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
   I did come home with the Russian Ankar's book and Ginny Weather's new book (signed:), more hand dyed thread and various other sundries.  Victat's was there and brought me some goodies I won on her site in a drawing (pictures will follow).   I enjoyed seeing Karey and Sherry and many others, if you get the chance to attend a future Hector tat days DO !
   I am not a great people picture taker so I apoligize in advance for that. I did have a great time at Hector. The people there are genuine and sweet and so much fun to be around.
   The area around Hector is proof that America is beautiful. This time I stayed a little further north at a hotel named Hotel Clarence,which coincidental to the theme of this year's tat days at Hector, is a themed hotel revolving around the movie angel Clarence Oddbody from "It's A Wonderful Life".
   If you have a chance to visit Seneca Falls (whose community believes their town is the setting for the movie) please stay here. It is absolutely Wonderful.
   The town is also historically rich in the women's rights movement and has many sites to visit in that regard.

Goodness,four months is a long time

Well, at this rate I'll only post four times a year. Not nearly enough to keep anyone following. So if you are still out there waiting to hear from me, bless your little heart and thank you. I suppose I should post chronologically to keep up but that would make sense and I try never to do that. Please bear with me as I jump around to get you caught up with my tatting life (as if I actually had one).
Here's Finian at Hector to get us started