Monday, November 10, 2008

Tatting Eye Candy Galore!

Look what I was gifted with by Kyoung-mi! Oh what a lovely surprise! She is already mixing tatting with pottery. It's so wonderful to see! I love it!

I brought chips and salsa to class today. The girls have never tried it before. I was worried that it wouldn't suit their taste buds but they loved it. At first I thought they were just trying to be nice, but then after they ate a whole bag of chips and a whole tub of salsa I realized they really do like it! Yay for new experiences! .....oh and it isn't the best idea to tat and eat salsa at the same time....lesson learned.

Today we learned how to "Tat over Tails" and how to "Hide Ends". These girls are starting out right!

A special thank you to Nancy Tracy for generously sharing patterns on her website. Homework this week is one of her snowflake patterns as you can see by the picture.

We also talked a little about tatting culture and how important it is to respect one another's patterns and to always give credit to the author.

Kyoung-mi surprised me with a design of her own. She really likes fish and uses them as a theme in her pottery. What do you think of her little tatted fish?.. Not bad for a newbie eh?

...and not to be outshone, Hye-Soon made a little butterfly! Also, Hye-Soon now has a tatting student of her own. Isn't that great?

Now on to the Hand Dyed Tatting Thread aka "HDT".

This is "Country Christmas": A custom hand-dyed thread by Diane. I hope you like it's on the way!

Here we have "OLD SAINT NICK"; my first solid batch of hand dyed tatting thread. It's that really great Norman Rockwell Santa red of the good ol' days.

"ICICLE" ....brrrr get out the hot chocolate; a new batch is ready, this time with some silk included. Hmmmm, I can just picture some lovely tatted snowflakes with "ICICLE" silk.
Isn't the inspiration photo gorgeous? Check out photographer Jack Brauer's website; he is a phenomenal artist.

"POINSETTIA": This is an all silk batch. It is very Christmassy and shiny. In hubby's words, "It POPS!".

And lastly....but certainly not least, we have a new batch of "KAREN'S HALO"; very angelic and perfect for Christmas.


~Heather~ said...

Those threads are simply breathtaking. I hope to one day be able to dye thread as beautifully as yours... WOW My favorite is the icicle, country christmas and karens halo Ohhhh heck I love them all LOL
Have a good day
Great job

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ooh! I love Country Christmas... and all the others! I think I may have to order more thread!

TattingChic said...

Oh, the pottery/tatting mix pendant is fabulous! Thank you for sharing all your fabulous students' endeavors! It wonderful that you have taught them to tat and now one is starting to share with someone else! FABULOUS!!! :)

Christine said...

I love the new Christmas colors!!! I've placed my order :-) I can't wait to play. Great work!

Tattycat said...

Your students are doing a wonderful job. It seems you are all learning lots of new things. They seem generous as well and appreciate of their teacher.
The new HDTs are fabulous. How shall I ever make up my mind?

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

I love that kitty pendant! What a cool gift. PLEASE tell me you are going to make that Country Christmas thread available to the rest of us (with Diane's blessing, of course). I love love love it!!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Steph....I'll check with Diane!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Sherry, your colors are so amazing! I hope someone posts some photos of snowflakes made using your "icicle"!

SummerSadie said...

Those are such gorgeous colors!