Monday, November 24, 2008

Tatting, painting with friends and tatting starter kits

I decided it's time for my girls to have their own tatting starter kits. I've just been bringing everything every week including patterns. I've since given them websites that offer free patterns and now they are set up to tat without my help. This doesn't mean 4 O'clock Rock is over....we will still meet on a weekly basis. Anyhow, they each have their own shuttles, threads, hook, beads, ball holder and picot gauges.
Believe it or not we are working on Ruth's new Celtic Snowflake pattern. Today they learned the mock picot and how to float rings. Once they complete this pattern we will move on to beads.
I don't have a picture of it this week but right after Hye-Soon learned to tat split rings, she made a couple of rosaries of her own design.

I have decided to practice some painting on my own so I chose a couple of my own photos to practice with. Here is the first:

Kyoung-Mi (my Korean me...the potter) also is a painter and when she learned that I am painting she offered to help me. So I showed up early at her shop today with all my painting and tatting supplies. This is what I painted with her guidance. She had really great tips for me.

I still have a long way to go but I am having fun so far. I will tell you that painting is waaaay easier than far.

Here is a picture of my sweet puppy. I fell asleep in the back seat of our car on our way home from Seoul one day and my dog decided to take a nap with/on me. (She kept me warm.)

Happy Monday


Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

What lucky girls! It's so nice to read about how they're progressing. Nice job on the painting. Those tulips are my favorite variety! For the springtime, you need to break out the 'Tulips' HDT. *hint hint* ;)

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

Another feather to your cap, Congratulations! Your paintings are lovely.

~Heather~ said...

you are such a great gal teaching them and stuff. Its so nice that they are progressing well!!! your painting is wonderful. GREAT WORK!! your dog is cute mine likes to pretty much lay on your head while you sleep LOL
Have a good day

connieangeline said...

Beautiful work I love the parrot.
And why is it I lust for more shuttles and tatting paraphenalia whenever I see photographs of the stuff. I certainly have more than a lifetime supply.

yarnplayer said...

You sure are giving these girls a good, solid start in tatting. They should be able to continue, and teach others, long after you have come back to the U.S.

That is so great that you are enjoying painting, too! The painting of the parrot appears more "3-dimensional" than does the tulips - I bet your Korean potter/painter friend gave you some good tips on how to achieve that effect! Very nice work!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your paintings are beautiful! I too love the parrot! The photo of your dog is just too sweet :)

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on your students doing so well! Starter gifts are nice gifts and very generous of you. How cool!
Your paintings are getting better all the time, but then, they started out pretty good, too! :)
That is a cute pic of your doggy.

Zarina said...

I'm glad you've got the painting-bug. I'm still waiting for it come back.

umintsuru said...

Your puppy looks so comfortable keeping you warm

Tattycat said...

Your painting is amazing. I am glad you are having such fun. Your baby looks so sweet asleep on your feet!

snowy said...

I didn't realise you had been able to bring your dog to Seoul! That must be such a comfort for the days when your guy is off at work all day, and greaat for forcing you to go out when all you want to do is sit around.
Hooray for puppies!

Bonnie said...

Sherry your paintings are amazing. I especially like the parrot. I enjoy hearing any news of your puppy. She really is cute.