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B.J. Chase shares tatting technique with visitors at the Farm Museum
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/b-j-chase-shares-tatting-technique-with-visitors-at-the/article_3463d224-9df1-11e0-a319-001cc4c002e0.html

This article from the Carroll County Times in Westminster, MD, describes tatting very well. There are some lovely pictures of Ms. Chase tatting. I love the trim on her bonnet!
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B.J. Chase shares tatting technique with visitors at the Farm Museum
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/neighborhoods/b-j-chase-shares-tatting-technique-with-visitors-at-the/article_3463d224-9df1-11e0-a319-001cc4c002e0.html

This article from the Carroll County Times in Westminster, MD, describes tatting very well. There are some lovely pictures of Ms. Chase tatting. I love the trim on her bonnet!
[identity profile] cerulean-wishes.livejournal.com
Hi all,

I'm very new to tatting, as in started out two weeks ago, learning from youtube, literally.

In my area, there are only three craft stores, a Hobby Craft and the haberdasheries in two of the town's department stores which cater mainly to knitters and seamstresses (what is the masculine of seamstress?) The only crochet thread I can find only comes in 8 shades max, all of which are painfully pastel. Because of this I started looking online and to my luck I found a site for a company based here in the UK which sells a wide selection of vibrant tatting threads at reasonable prices with very cheap postage charges. The company sells polyester and cotton threads, cotton being about £1 more expensive than the polyester. I am planning on buying some of these threads, however I was wondering what the benefits and downsides of using polyester vs cotton are besides polyester being synthetic.

I'm very grateful for anything you guys have to offer.
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Finally got something scanned & ready to post! No, the top ring doesn't join in this lop-sided manner. It's not connected on the sides at all, but neither earring wanted to stay put on the scanner. It actually does hang properly when worn.

Tatted & beaded earrings for STTatted & beaded earrings
made for my supervisor at work.

Pattern: free-tatting.com/?p=10#more-10 by Anastasia Maltseva.
Thread: Navy, size 10 (don't remember brand, but most likely one of the standard crochet cottons found at Wal-Mart).
Beads: random unmarked beads from local bead stores
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[personal profile] moniqueleigh
Finally got something scanned & ready to post! No, the top ring doesn't join in this lop-sided manner. It's not connected on the sides at all, but neither earring wanted to stay put on the scanner. It actually does hang properly when worn.
Tatted & beaded earrings for STTatted & beaded earrings
made for my supervisor at work.


Pattern: free-tatting.com/?p=10#more-10 by Anastasia Maltseva.
Thread: Navy, size 10 (don't remember brand, but most likely one of the standard crochet cottons found at Wal-Mart).
Beads: random unmarked beads from local bead stores
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A west-coast tatter working on a college computer class project wrote with this request:
- - - - - - - - -

Patti Duff, Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, has kindly offered to be a reference
for me. A "thank you" to Patti for mentioning my request in the STG
newsletter.

I'm taking a class, Intro to Office 2007, at Walla Walla Community College
in Walla Walla, WA. For our Final we are to do a Project utilizing the
skills we've learned in class. I decided to do the Project on tatting.

While I don't claim to know very much about tatting, it seemed like an
opportunity to share with others at least a little bit about tatting. Since
it is a computer class, the teacher is mostly looking at the computer
skills.

To make the charts, I thought it would be interesting if I could use real
data from real tatters. To gather the information, I've put together a
12-question survey with easy questions on a survey website recommended by
the teacher. I hope you'll consider participating in the survey by June 1.

To access the link to the survey, please click here:

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22APFAS4ZNE


The survey is anonymous. I won't know who participated. Please encourage
any fellow tatters you may know to check out the survey link, too.
moniqueleigh: (Tatter)
[personal profile] moniqueleigh
A west-coast tatter working on a college computer class project wrote with this request:
- - - - - - - - -

Patti Duff, Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild, has kindly offered to be a reference
for me. A "thank you" to Patti for mentioning my request in the STG
newsletter.

I'm taking a class, Intro to Office 2007, at Walla Walla Community College
in Walla Walla, WA. For our Final we are to do a Project utilizing the
skills we've learned in class. I decided to do the Project on tatting.

While I don't claim to know very much about tatting, it seemed like an
opportunity to share with others at least a little bit about tatting. Since
it is a computer class, the teacher is mostly looking at the computer
skills.

To make the charts, I thought it would be interesting if I could use real
data from real tatters. To gather the information, I've put together a
12-question survey with easy questions on a survey website recommended by
the teacher. I hope you'll consider participating in the survey by June 1.

To access the link to the survey, please click here:

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22APFAS4ZNE


The survey is anonymous. I won't know who participated. Please encourage
any fellow tatters you may know to check out the survey link, too.
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[personal profile] moniqueleigh
One of our members on the LJ side posted some Baby Booties based on Mrs. C.B. Platt's pattern.

Anybody know what size thread would work best to make these fit a newborn?
[identity profile] ubbercatta.livejournal.com


I've been needle tatting for a couple of years now - but mostly small uncomplicated things.

A friend's pregnancy inspired me to try something a bit harder.

The pattern is by Mrs. C.B. Platt. I found her shuttle pattern online and adapted it to the needle.



I used size 20 crochet thread - which is why the end product was big enough to fit the almost 1 year old that is modeling them. I am now trying to figure out what size thread to use for a new born pair - plus I'm thinking of adding beads to the ankle ruff.
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Hi there! I found this community doing an interest search for sewing. I inherited a tatting shuttle and loads of thread from my grandmother, but I haven't a clue how to use it. I do sew a lot and would love to make my own lace for projects.

Does anyone have any recommendation for a good beginner tutorial on tatting? Thanks!

Ugh...

Apr. 27th, 2009 08:26 pm
[identity profile] ash1ar.livejournal.com

Well I totally underestimated the time for this flight. Anyways...

Second try... )

[identity profile] ash1ar.livejournal.com

So I was attempting to learn the pattern "queen of hearts" by Mary konior. Thankfully I test new patterns before attempting them with good thread so I can get the hang of the pattern and any new techniques. This was my first attempt at reading a charted pattern. I may need to try again on this one.

Click click... )

This is how mine turned out. Oy!!! And ...

This is how it should look... )

Try try again.

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

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I'm pretty much editing the same post from the LJ side for this one. If you read it there, you already know all of this.

We have a few rudimentary Community Rules. Mostly, these are in place to head off any drama before it ever occurs (and happily that's never happened on the LJ side! Let's hope that tradition continues on DW!)

First, a bit of explanation, or Why Did We Bother?
Read more... )

On to the:

Community Rules

1. Play nice. :) Follow the usual "courtesy" rules just like you would if we were all sitting together in somebody's living room.

2. We love tatting patterns and pictures of tatting, however: Please don't post copyrighted material. That means you can't post an entire pattern that you personally did not write (even if it's free, even if it's in an out-of-print magazine or book). It also means that you absolutely can post excerpts from patterns if you're looking for help!

2a. Please feel free to post links to patterns you've found online! Especially if you're posting a picture of something you've tatted and want to share your source!

2b. If your pattern is from a book or magazine, please post any info you have about the source: title, author &/or publisher (if you have those), link to a place where the rest of us can buy our own copies, etc.

3. Please place large images behind a cut. See FAQ #88 for instructions on how to place a cut tag in your post.

4. Most importantly, have fun! :)


If you have any questions or concerns about anything in [community profile] tatting, you may email the community maintainers: ljtatting AT gmail DOT com -- This address is checked daily by the owner/maintainers. Currently, we're all in rather similar time zones, so please be patient. Your messages will be answered as quickly as possible!

Thanks!
- Moni [personal profile] moniqueleigh (Owner, eep!)

P.S.: If anybody has something they'd like to add, please mention it in a comment. I'm sure I probably missed something really obvious, and I'm relying on you members to point out my "duh!" moments. :)
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If anybody here is also on DreamWidth (yes, yes, yet another LJ clone, but this one promises to be much more open), I've created a version of our lovely community over there: http://tatting.dreamwidth.org/profile

Right now, it's woefully empty. I'll try to post some stuff there later (some of my older tatting posts here, likely). Currently, DW does not allow wholesale transfer of community posts from LJ to DW for copyright reasons. In other words: you wrote it here, so nobody can just "take" your post over there.
[identity profile] ash1ar.livejournal.com
Good morning everyone. After my last post I've recieved some lovely comments, thank you all so very much. [livejournal.com profile] moniqueleigh was asking about the pattern so I thought I would post it here for everyone since it is freely avalible online.




If any of you give it a try please post photos if you can. I think the thread guage I used for mine was a little too heavy, but it's an older ball of cotton and it's not marked. I'm guessing it's a size 30. I'd reccomend a size 40 or 50 though I'd like to try it with a size 80.
[identity profile] ash1ar.livejournal.com
Hi I'm new.
Sorry the picture is sideways.
Finished Heart's Desire lace )
[identity profile] onceiwasaturtle.livejournal.com
So my family got the package I sent to them -- I only sent it on Tuesday and it got there on Thursday! I wasn't able to post this until now, though.

Project 3 )