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?
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.