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The Challenges of Stiffening Tatting – Part 2

29th January 2021 | 2 Comments

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent some time trialing the various stiffening methods described and linked in the previous post. I decided to try the wax method first. I selected likely candidates that were of white cotton thread, colored cotton thread (Lizbeth and DMC perle cotton) and metallic blended thread. These would […]


The Challenges of Stiffening Tatting

13th January 2021 | 0 Comments

Tatting evolves through several stages between the conception of the project and its completion. Selecting shuttles or needle, choosing thread and other materials such as beads, findings and so on are all part of the process. Once completed, the loose ends have to be dealt with and if it is to be used as part […]


Super Finds!

31st December 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s not often that I get to spend an afternoon in an antique mall, but today for the first time in several years, it happened. The Mall is a customer of ours and was in need of some computer technical support. The day was busy (good for the mall) and that meant that the computer […]


Merry Christmas

24th December 2020 | 0 Comments

Hello December!

3rd December 2020 | 1 Comment

Early December is the expected time of the year that Black Mountain hosts their Annual Deck the Trees Event for the benefit of the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries Fuel Relief fund. This year the requests for heating assistance is expected to be greater than in years past and because of the Corona Virus Pandemic, the […]


Pearls for Justice Ginsburg

3rd November 2020 | 0 Comments

It may have been on Facebook, I’m not sure, but a challenge to wear a pearl on Election Day, 2020 in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sent out to our citizens. This is what I’ll be wearing in her honor November 3, 2020: I don’t remember where I got the pattern […]


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