March 6 2011 Tatting Newsletter
Great news for Canadian tatters near Ontario and US tatters in PA, NY and NE!
The annual dues for membership in the Fringe is a tatted heart. Responding to a previous call, one tatter, Kelly, sent in 100! The hearts are needed for events such as Gathering Thread. The membership chair welcomes you and your heart !!!!! Stuck for a pattern? There are instructions for several hearts at: www.FringeTatters.ca/membership/
Gathering Thread - May 12 - 15, 2011
The Canadian Embroiderer's Guild in London ON is marking it's 40th anniversary with a multi-disciplinary Celebration of Fibre and Community. Visit their website www.ceglondon.com for details. Planned activities include: 3-day workshops in a variety of fibre techniques; exhibitions; and a wearable-art fashion show, sale and dinner. They will also have an area open to the public for vendors, displays and demonstrations from other fibre groups. This is where you'll find The Fringe. The Fringe hopes to generate a lot of interest in tatting that weekend by using the membership hearts to inspire others to tat.
Local Library Drop-In
Fringe member Charlene arranged with a local library in the West-end of Toronto to use their community room for a tatting drop-in. The next date is for Sunday April 17. These are open to all those who are interested. Firm dates will be posted on the website. ALL are welcome.
If you would like to arrange a similar drop-in where you live, check with your library or local community centre, post some information and see who comes out - you might be able to get something going where you live. We know there are groups in Peterborough, ON and Nanaimo BC already doing this.(http://fringetatters.ca/tat-days/tatting-drop-ins/)
Tat 'n Chats
1. The next Tat 'n Chat is in Kitchener on Sunday March 13 from 11am - 3 pm.
Bring your current project or UFO's and your lunch.
2. Sunday May 1 from 11am - 4pm, a Tat 'n Chat is planned for northwest London.
Bring a current project.
Email FringeTatters@gmail.com for details
The Fringe Element's New Tatting Exchange
The Fringe had a lot of fun with the past few exchanges .... several ladies from New South Wales, Australia joined in one, members from across Canada, England and the United States are getting involved - why not you ?? Some members are beginning to try their hand at designing things but many just use favourite patterns from tatting books they enjoy. The people who participated in the Snowflake exchange were very excited about the 'flake' they received - one was blue (it was cold that day !), others were beaded, some came in pairs .......you can see some of these items at: www.FringeTatters.ca/exchanges/
The new exchange is My Favourite Thing About Spring ........ this has a lot of possibilities ....... celebrations of Easter and Passover ........ the return to warmer weather and favourite flowers ... new life - bunnies, chicks, eggs ... St. Patrick's Day shamrocks ..... longer days
Spring themes at BellaOnline Tatting Site:
Dates : If you wish to participate, FringeTatters@gmail.com by March 21. A name will be sent to you by March 28. Tatting is to be completed and received by your recipient no later than April 29.
Sounds like the Canadian tatters are coming out of hibernation and are ready for Spring tatting! Good Luck to them.
Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.
The Shuttle Lock Join
A description of the shuttle lock join.
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