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Happy International Tatting Day 2021

1st April 2021 | 0 Comments

Here’s to the great hope that tatters everywhere are getting in a full day of tatting! Well, it isn’t going to be my fate until after sunset, but the day won’t be over until 11:59:59 tonight! Received the April Newsletter from the Fringe group in Cambridge, ON today. It seems everyone is missing the fellowship […]

We used to have monthly lessons . . .

15th March 2021 | 0 Comments

For several years, as a group Thread Bears conducted monthly lessons that revolved around various techniques that hopefully would help grow each members’ practice. Sometimes the lesson revolved around a specific need that a member had that might allow them to complete a project and at other times, the lesson was a general explanation and […]

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