Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gearing Up for Tat Days!

I am excited to be attending Palmetto Tat Days in Toccoa, GA next week! It's my first time and I'm looking forward to meeting some of my Facebook friends face to face and of course making new tatting friends.

Imagine two full days of nothing but tatting! For me this is super exciting! I've only seen ONE PERSON shuttle tat in real life! That was at a meeting of the North Florida Tatters in Lake City where most were needle-tatting. Tatting classes, tatting vendors -- I will eat, sleep, and breathe tatting!

In the meantime I'm getting my shuttles ready for each class. Some instructors have specific requirements - no tip on the shuttle, specific thread sizes, etc. Choosing the classes was the hardest part. Of course I wanted to take them ALL! The schedule I'm told is grueling --- tatting and more tatting from early morning until late evening.  I feel like a little girl waiting to open gifts on Christmas morning!

You can read more about this years Tat Days here. If you're attending I do hope we get to meet in person!

Besides comfy clothes and my camera I plan to bring a couple of items for the display table...  Choosing which items is difficult... I would like to take my Renulek Spring Doily, but I'm thinking that lots of tatters have made this and that there may be several versions of this beauty there.

I'm sure I want to take the Queen Anne's Lace doily I made for my daughter. The pattern is from an old Workbasket magazine and I love it. It's rings only, no ball thread, no second shuttle. Here's a sneak peek:

The pattern isn't called a Queen Anne's Lace doily in the magazine.  I don't remember what they called it and I've misplaced the pattern now. When I find it again I want to make another one for myself.

When I get back from Tat-Days I will be sure to post an update with all the details!