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March 21 2019 Tatting Newsletter

From the files of the Online Tatting Class come 4 tatted birds to greet Spring.
Amy Drake ©2002

Yesterday was the equinox and the time of a full moon known as the Pascal moon. It is also wonderful for bird watchers as birds are beginning to flock at the feeders. Just this morning there were two pigeons in the feeder followed by 5 cardinals, 4 males and 2 females, 2 chickadees, two nuthatch, a hairy wood pecker, a downing wood pecker, a red-bellied woodpecker and my favorite woodpecker the red-headed woodpecker.

And, I noticed a robin "listening" his way across the front yard. He was the first robin here. I would have been happy to see him, but I was truly glad. I learned just last night from the weatherman, that this particular full moon is the one which brings out the worms from underground. And my robin was there to greet and eat them. Nature is so magnificent.

The colors of nature are gorgeous, too. All this reminded me of this lesson from 2002 with many birds.

Tatted Wren
1 black seed bead
2 shuttles
size 30 ecru thread
size 30 brown thread

tatted bird by Amy Drake 2002 from the files of the Online Tatting Class

Amy's Wren

slt = shoelace trick
SSSR = single shuttle split ring
- = picot
+ = join
R = ring
CH = chain
ss = switch shuttles
SH1 = Shuttle 1
RW = reverse work
DNRW = do not reverse work

tatted bird by Amy Drake 2002 from the files of the Online Tatting Class

Amy's Cardinal (Male)

Clover R1 12 - 6 - 6
R2 6 + 10 - 6
R3 6 + 4 - 4 - 6 slt
CH 8 slt
R 4 + 4 - 4 - 4 slt
CH 10 slt
R 4 - 4 + 4 - 2 (push up bead) 2 slt
CH 5 slt RW
CH 5 + (to last p) ss 4

tatted bird by Amy Drake 2002 from the files of the Online Tatting Class

Amy's Bluejay

R 4+ (to last p) 4 slt
CH 8 slt
R 12 + 8 - 4 slt
CH 30 slt
R 4 + (to p between R1 & R2) 4 slt
Ch 3 - 2 + (to 1st p of R1) ss

tatted bird by Amy Drake 2002 from the files of the Online Tatting Class
Amy's Chickadee
Upper tail
R 9 - 3, work back down the SSSR’s with 3 - 3 on each
Under tail
SSSR 3 + (to p on prev. SSSR) 3
SSSR 3 + (to p on prev. SSSR) 3
R 9 - 3, work back along the SSSR’s with 6 ds on each.
Cut, tie, hide ends.

Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.

Treble Tatted Stitch The technique of the treble tatted stitch (as I have learned from Ninetta Caruso and Muskaan) begins simply with a ring/chain in progress with a very small picot (vsp) followed by 1 double stitch From there you must read and follow the directions one step at a time.

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