Did you ever get so far behind, that you just want to "chuck it all"?
I am determined to finish my memories of Tat Days 2015, before they all fade!
I left off "Part 1" saying that I needed to go to bed Thursday night because the next day was the 6:30 early bird class--my memory has faded already--the early bird class was Saturday morning. Instead Friday started with breakfast in the lovely dining room at the conference center. I had written and explained that I had foods I really needed to avoid and they had contacted me back and said that they would make every effort to make sure that I had something available each meal. I got to breakfast a few minutes early, and met with the manager of the kitchen. We went over the day's menu and talked about what I could and couldn't eat. This was the procedure every morning. Anytime we discovered during our menu review that there was not enough variety -- or enough food that I could eat at a meal, the kitchen staff would always had a little side dish ready and waiting for me for that meal. How accommodating and nice.that I didn't have to worry about food issues while I was there!
The day started with a 9:00 class taught to everyone by Vicki Clarke. She used power point to explain different pattern notations, and how to read them. She closed her very informative class with this bit of humor that she has allowed me to share with you running along the left side of my blog. Vicki is a wonderful teacher--and I highly recommend her tatting classes. She has a blog -- Victats.blogspot.com She also is a tatting designer--there are a several patterns available on her blog, and she has published at least two tatting books.
My next class was Nellie's Angel taught by Martha Ess. Martha is another fantastic teacher! She is very knowledgeable about tatting as a craft and its history. Martha took an motif, designed by Nellie Hall Youngburg (Forty Original Designs in Tatting) and adapted it into an angel. During class she discussed the process of changing one pattern into another pattern.angel. Martha is the author of quite a few tatting books. Her blog http://marthas-tatting-blog.blogspot.com/ also has many tatting patterns available on it, several of which use some very interesting techniques.
My "Nellie's Angel" is made out of Lizbeth, size 20, color# 611--Gold.
|Erin Holloway Moseley|
Part III: Friday Evening's Antics! Coming Soon
|Me, In Erin's class -- ready to work! *these two photos courtesy of the Palmetto Tatting Guild|