My students diligently working away....
Hye-soon first ring
Kyoung-mi's first ring.
Mimi, maybe I CAN teach!
Mimi Dillman is a very talented tatting teacher and so is Georgia Seitz and many others I have been so blessed to meet. They have that "something special".
I know I lack some skills when it comes to teaching tatting, but if I don't bring it to Korea...who will? So I gave it my very best shot and our first class was a success.
Kyoung-mi served delicious grapes and tea...the whole evening was just delightful!
While we were tatting lot's of people came and went and it looks like I picked up another student for next Monday!
Yep....it looks like I'll give classes every Monday until no one is interested anymore!
Hye-soon seems really extra excited about tatting. I will be ordering shuttles and hooks for these gals right away. (I still can't believe that there are NO tatting supplies in Korea) In the meantime I gave them some HDT and temporary shuttles and a homework assignment.
There is no word in Hangul for "tatting" so I told Kyoung-mi that she should make a word up for it.
If this turns into a big thing...would anyone be interested in donating any tatting supplies? I just thought I would throw that out there. I would love for one or more of these girls to be proficient enough when I leave to carry on the art.
I traded Kyoung-mi one of my ceramic shuttles for some raw clay and I am going to try and make more shuttles while I am here. I have already been inspired by Korean pottery. Due to materials and firing techniques these shuttles will be very different from my usual stuff.
Oh...what a very exciting day!