Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Split Rings, unwinding HDT and lots more laughter

Here is homework from last weeks tatting class! I am beaming. My girls can follow patterns, hide ends AND block all on their own!

And this week we learned SPLIT RINGS, and the shoe lace trick! I told them that they are no longer beginning tatters!


I also showed them how to unwind HDT. This buddy method is more fun!
What's next??? Well we still have adding beads, self closing mock ring, multi shuttle tatting and dare I try to teach clunies????
I LOVE TATTING! ....and I am soooo happy that my girls (who are now good friends as well as students) love tatting too!

17 comments:

Tattycat said...

I am amazed! Are you sure they were beginners? LOL You have done a great job and so quickly. I love the picture of you. You are beaming!

~Heather~ said...

They all look so happy!!! Congrats to them all!! Yea the unwinding of the thread is a pain in the behind. Using your feet also works if you are alone or no one will help HA HA!!! You are a wonderful teacher!!!
~Heather

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I think I really, really, really need to come to take lessons with all you girls!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Oh, that looks like such fun! I still need to learn clunies. My problem is that I keep losing the tension on the middle thread of the loom and end up with a big mess. I know I'll master them one day. Oh yeah, I just use my feet to unwind my HDT. Heh.

***Jon**** said...

Oooo .... How I envy the fun time that you are all having

connieangeline said...

Oh how I wish I had tatting friends, I can't seem to teach anyone the flip. Be very proud.
How nice that tatting has been a gateway to friendship in a community where you don't even speak the native language.Are you learning some Korean or do your friends speak English? What an awesome trade if you learn another language while teaching someone to tat.

Clyde said...

Congratulations Sherry you should be very proud of yourself. You must be a great teacher to have taught your beginners all that you have in such a short period of time. It looks like you are having as much fun as they are which is great. Keep up the shinning example.

TattingChic said...

WOW! That is awesome! Your students are doing fabulous work! That is really something for all of you to be proud of! What a good teacher you are, Sherry! :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Wow! They are fast learners and you must be the best teacher in the world :)

Clyde is right--you should be very proud of what you have accomplished since moving to South Korea!

Randi said...

'Ditto' to all of the above...what a joy to see you and your students succeed! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

connieangeline said...

Hey Sherry
Thanks for posting the way to estimate thread. I followed your easy to understand directions and I got the correct amount of thread but not on the correct shuttles.
Do you have any thoughts on what I might have done wrong.
Connie

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments!



Hi Connie,
Please email me at ladyshuttlemaker@hotmail.com
with a bit more info and I'll see if I can help you. (:

Susanne said...

Congratulations, you must be an incredible good teacher because those girls have come a very long way in a very short time. Soon they will be able to do a lot more techical stuff than I am able to after may years of tatting.
Be very proud of yourself.

MimiD said...

What fun you are all having! When's the next plane to Seoul?? Congratulations to all of you - your hard work is yielding such beautiful results.

Bonnie said...

I am really so happy for you and your new friends. I am amazed at how much they have learned. You are a wonderful teacher. I wish I were there to take lessons as well. Your friends already know more than I do :-) I have plans to be in Boise in May are you going to be home by then?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Bonnie,
I have no idea what our future holds or where we are going next....but I will certainly let you know if I am in Boise in May.....(OH wouldn't that be so awesome!)

Sewicked said...

The joy and friendship that tatting brings, whee! Congrats to you & your students.