Wednesday, November 09, 2011

We had a wonderful turnout at our sessions yesterday; it’s hard to believe we had so many tatters when it was just late on Monday that I decided to form this class! I couldn’t have done it so quickly so without the help from Cynthia Stevenson, who hosts the Beginners classes on Thursdays, and Georgia!

All are welcome including new tatters, aspiring tatting designers, etc. - we can all learn from those of all levels whatever the topic! We are not using any specific program/software; there are many to choose from and even free ones. We discussed many of them in yesterday’s class. Join our TattingDesigners group to read the logs and find out who uses which ones and why.

We also talk about creativity and design, which can be learned!, as well as computer aided design.

Also Cynthia set up a new yahoo group for us called TattingDesigners,, that she and I will both be moderating, and all our logs will be posted there- in fact yesterday’s are already up in the files section! You can go there to join.

So, Please come join us if you can!


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Well it's been a very very long time again since I last posted because of family and stress at work and that I'm not very good at multitasking. I tend to get focused on 1 or 2 things in life and the rest totally falls off my radar.

I was able to completely retire this summer and now my focus is on tatting.

I'm still working on redoing my book and instead of the simple redo the whole project has taken on a life of its own. Besides just reorganizing and updating such as adding a split chain in place of a cut & tie and making pattern diagrams I started diagramming a technique in one section, then I kept thinking that if I drew this one I should do this other and of course the next too for consistency and so on & on &on.

It was only 49 half size pages and now is 57 full 8.5 x 11 pages.

I'm taking on a new challenge too; in Georgia's online class yesterday the subject of designing and diagramming came up and I'm going to host a class on "Tatting Design and Drawing software Lessons." It's going to begin today with a meet and greet 3PM and 8:30PM ET (New York time). All are welcome, experienced tatters and newbies alike. Please stop in if you can.

This is something I've been wanting to do for quite a while so since it came up now I figured the time must be right for it.

Now I'm off to get ready for this afternoon's class!
Happy Tatting All!