Archive for the ‘ 2011 ’ Category

Obituary to look at

16th December 2011 | 0 Comments

Viola Margaret Donovan Chillas died at age 97 on December 12, 2011.  She was very involved in her community and a tatter.  This obituary was posted to several on-line tatting groups and the portrait is something of note.  Take a look:

Very Old Tatting

5th November 2011 | 0 Comments

Our senior member, Leigh had the privilege of having a friend whose own grandmother had created 2 tatted doilies.  The friend loaned them to Leigh so that she could share them with us.  Each in its own way was the most exquisite example of tatting that I have ever seen.  These photos don’t do the piece […]

Palmetto Tat Days

26th September 2011 | 0 Comments

Attending the Palmetto Tat Days in Toccoa, GA this past weekend was wonderful! More than 60 women and men got together for tatting, fellowship, great food and fun! I came home with TONS of ideas and had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people, some of whom I’ll always be able to call “friends” because […]

Leaving Tatting for a Moment

25th July 2011 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to my mother, Bettie Ferry, who joined us this week. She brought to the table a wealth of skills that include sewing and crochet, but alas not tatting. All that aside, she is an accomplished gardener and was for many years a professional florist. While she was engaged in that profession, she learned […]

WorkBasket Magazine

13th July 2011 | 0 Comments

For a number of years, the Workbasket magazine, that little publication packed with great ideas for crafting, cooking and general household helps, was one of the better places to get tatting patterns.  Each issue had at least one tatting pattern and often there were two, either one of which could be either an edging or […]

That Wonderful Pattern Reading Set

18th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Sometimes you only have to ask in order to receive!  So wandering about in our local A. C. Moore’s craft store, I was checking out the threads and other tatting supplies they had on hand.  It was a lot like I was being drawn toward the back of the store.  And what did I find?  […]