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‘Tis the Season

3rd November 2014 | 0 Comments

We have just passed Hallowe’en.  That means it’s time to prepare for Christmas!  Again this year, The Monte Vista is hosting “Deck the Trees” as a benefit for our local food bank.  We have had an entry in this event.  Finally we have accumulated a sufficient number of tatted snowflakes, bead icicles and garland to […]


Lessons From Shuttlebirds

29th April 2014 | 0 Comments

For a number of years now I have been scrupulously avoiding using the Split Chain Technique.  I have watched YouTube videos on it, read the written version of how to carry it out and just about everything I could on the subject.  Nearly every time attempted was a failure.  But at Shuttlebirds Tatting conference, Jean […]


Lesson 3

23rd March 2014 | 0 Comments

We had a very productive lesson 3 class!  Learning to add beads to our work was the theme and we added beads to rings 3 different ways.  Unfortunately we ran out of time and didn’t get to the chains portion, but that is addressed in the description of lesson 3 found in the Lessons tab […]


Lesson 2

9th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Our second lesson is intended to help us become more familiar with a standard set of tatting terms.  These will allow us to read and follow patterns more easily & consistently.  The listing is here .  You may print this out before our class session and also keep it here for easy reference


New Years

10th January 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Year is always a beginning, full of potential and with endless possibilities for success.  In 2014, the Thread Bears have elected to look at ways to improve our tatting.  So based on 3 things: Sharon Briggs’s 25 Motif Challenge, Wally Sosa’s YouTube video “25 motif challenge,” showing the designs she used to meet such a challenge, […]


Wrapping up projects

26th December 2010 | 0 Comments

Right before the holidays, I took an inventory of some of my tatting projects to date unfinished.  These included a bookmark that had as it’s “tail” a length of pearl tatting.  I was wanting to learn the technique before we begin having our Friday afternoon Tatting Group.  It’s not that I want to avoid learning […]


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