Back from "The Fringe Element Tat Days 2016" and had a marvelous time. It was good to connect with friends and make new ones all while enjoying my passion for tatting.
This knitted snowman was tucked into one of the prizes, I also came home with a lovely purple knitted shawl, custom made hand warmers, bead accessories and beads, napkin holder, quilt patterns, misc sewing, knit and crochet patterns. There is much more than tatting at conferences and the artist that bring and share their work make the event so much richer.
Last year we were given a small blue round pill box and asked to do something with it and bring it back for next year's competition. Well my Easter Chick fit on perfectly so off he went to be entered into the competition. I really didn't think that anything would happen but I won the fan favorite. Thank you all for your votes.
One of the classes I took was a Celtic tatting class from Jennifer Williams who traveled all the way from the UK to teach us. I made this small yellow motif. Sheila B was collecting tatting motif's for a quilt she is working on so she now has it. I do like Celtic tatting and this technique was one I was not familiar with. You do need to use a Celtic shuttle and I believe you will be seeing more of these from me.
Shown below are Clockwise the conference centerpieces, a spectacular Jan Stawasz doily made by Ginny Weathers, the cake that Ethel made and finally some Hand Dyed Thread.
I would write more but you really should take in a conference if you can or just get together with others to tat, it is truly rewarding.
Finally a big thank you to the organizers, we could not have this event if it wasn't for your donation of time and talents. Others who make my trip most enjoyable was Ethel for baking a pretty and delicious cake. to Terry for chauffeur duties, thank you both. And finally to my good friend Jane K. I can't wait to see and tat with you again perhaps near a mountain......