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July 6 2017 Tatting Newsletter

2017 Palmettos Tat Days Tatting Scholarship Fundraiser

For the annual Palmettos Tatting Scholarship fundraiser this year we have prepared a number of baskets filled with tatting accessories, books, thread, needles, shuttles and treats. It will be either in the online raffle or the silent auction or the live after banquet auction during Tat Days 2017, September 7-10, Tocca GA, USA. "TAT-A-CON" All about tatting - all aspects, all moments, all stitches, all designs, all purposes, and all people.

Here are a few sample photos of the baskets being prepared. Nothing is final yet. I have added tatting to the outside for inspiration and tatting supplies inside, shuttles and/or needles, instructions and good ol' “stuff.”

 sample basket for PTG tatting fundraiser 2017

This long handled tall wicker basket is a starter kit for tatting and crazy quilt embellishments; needle tatting and shuttle tatting.

 sample basket for PTG tatting fundraiser 2017

This one has two books for crazy quilting and for gift-making projects, starter fabric, hanky to edge, thread, instructions, needles and shuttle.

sample basket for PTG tatting fundraiser 2017

There have been some last minute changes in the strawberry basket. It had some strawberry fabric with a strawberry red tatting shuttle, and a bottle of gooey jam, strawberry tea and biscuits. I realized the basket is too small. And, unfortunately, someone (nameless here forevermore) ate the jam. Luckily I bought several baskets this spring some of which were 25 Cents!!!!!. So the final basket will look a bit different. The tea and cookies are still there though!

And here is just a teaser peek at another gift container.

sample basket for PTG tatting fundraiser 2017

This oriental chest with brass fittings and carved flowers hides an assortment of vintage tatting shuttles as well as a new one or two, plus a set of 4 tatting needles with a fancy satin carrying case. A few oriental theme beads, a faux cinnabar pi and a square of jade (from Kobuk Mt. AK probably).

Tickets available at the event and online. Please see http://palmettotatters.org/ for details.

This is the list of the nationally and internationally known tatters and distinguished teachers who will be teaching this year.

Anita Barry, Paige Deputy, Sandra Eichelberger, Marilyn Jones, Sharren Morgan, Erin Holloway Moseley, Linda Reiff, Georgia Seitz, Phyllis Schmidt, Tonya Smith, Karey Solomon, Wally Sosa, Riet Surtel-Smeulders, Bonnie Swank, Sherry Townsend, Shawna Wachs, and Stephanie Wilson.

For class projects: http://palmettotatters.org/events/TatDays2017/ClassProjectPictures.shtml

And to apply for a scholarship, the application must be received by August 1, 2017 contact: scholarship@palmettotatters.org

This is a fun family oriented event and all tatters are welcome. Beginners lessons are always available. Come and join us!

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

Needleart 1921 edging #5 These patterns are from the "Needleart" magazine Vol.8 #3 published in 1921 on page 17 and continued on page 68. There are seven patterns of varying degrees of difficulties. The designs are intended for underwear but today's fashions would also be enhanced on outer wear as well. More this summer.


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