Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My Tat Days Experience
I had finished my beaded earrings at the conference. Very easy (at 6:30 in the morning we all needed something easy after being up late the night before!).
The brooch is made of onion rings and encapsulated tendrils (neither I have tried in the past). Need to put pin back on it and it will be ready for my Mother-in-law.
I will post other pictures as the projects get done. This was the sad part of the whole weekend - unfinished projects. The bright side is when I am working to finish them, I will be taken back to the great weekend I had.
Since getting back into tatting last year, I have been introduced to a world I never knew existed (via the internet). It started with my daughter introducing me to Marilee Rockley (Yarnplayer). I had an opportunity to meet and talk with her. She has been my first inspiration to get back into tatting on a regular basis.
The next opportunity was searching tatting. That is where I found Georgia Seitz online tatting class. She is a wealth of information (and very knowledgeable) regarding tatting from history to current trends.
From there it was Jane Eborall's blog/techniques & pattern page. I keep going back to her site for the techniques. Her explanations and diagrams are well done and easy to follow.
Through the above sites, I have met so many others that to list them would be a shame because I might miss someone. It was certainly a pleasure to meet and take classes from them as well as meet other tatters from around the world.
From my weekend experience, tatters are a caring, helpful and funny group of people. I am certainly glad to be a part of this wonderful group!