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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!
moniqueleigh: Caucasian-appearing woman with long brown hair, wearing glasses & a hand-knitted black shawl (Shawl pic)
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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
moniqueleigh: (Tatter)
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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
moniqueleigh: 3 raccoons peeking their heads out of a storm drain (Raccoons - Hi there)
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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)
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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.
[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] navygreen.livejournal.com
My very best friend is due with her first baby - a little girl - and I wanted to make her something very special and unique. I chose a beautiful pattern for a ruffled baby's bonnet, and I ordered the pattern from a woman in Spain.

And now I share with you all the finished piece.

Twelve pictures, some in-progress. )

Thanks for looking!
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Got this link in email. Be sure to scroll down the page!

http://www.gruener-rabe.com/index.php?width=1024&lang=en&goto=news.htm

I think I've just gotten more inspiration for projects.....

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[identity profile] gyrlcentric.livejournal.com
I have created a photo gallery for my projects. There is very little in there at the moment, however if i have to buy a disposable digital i will have photos to add this weekend!
[identity profile] gyrlcentric.livejournal.com
I will definitely post my g.g.grandmother's work as soon as i get pictures
i think her work may be needle tatting

my userpic is from an antique pattern book, it was on e-bay as a reproduction but the auction had ended however i keep an eye out there for books, supplies, etc all the time

again thank you all for the recommendations and warm welcomes
♥‡♥
moniqueleigh: (My tatting)
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A couple of years back my mother asked me to tat some snowflakes for her tree. It started out as 36 flakes. I told her there was no way I was going to find time to tat that many by Yule (she made the request in mid-October, IIRC). Since then, there's been general laziness, boredom with white thread, the vagaries of scheduling time (that wasn't already set aside for, oh I dunno, spending with my hubby), trying to sort out a new craft (knitting), etc. So, I think she's gotten 18, maybe 21 of those.

But, of course, every time the subject enters conversation, Mum decides she needs more snowflakes. "Oh, after seeing them on the tree, 36 just won't get the coverage I want. Could you make about 50?" "Oh, let's go for the last 2 digits of your birth year, 72." I'm just waiting for her to decide she needs all 4 digits..... *sigh* Meanwhile, she hasn't even gotten the full original order yet. :/

Edit: The increases are all in good fun. Mum & I have a great relationship & have been known to get quite silly with each other.

But!! I have finished 3 more! Woot! pics behind the cut )

They haven't been blocked or starched yet (obviously), but I'm pretty proud of myself. :)
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