Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Display

I will once again be teaching an "intro to tatting" class on September 10th at somethings looming in Reading, PA.  Just go to their website where you will find all the information you need to sign up if you are interested (click on "Saturday Samplers" right on the front page). 

I don't have any new tatting pictures to share - just haven't had time to take any.  I did get a new display system this year for my art/craft shows, which I absolutely love.  It's Pro Panels, which are quite pricey, but quite worth the price in my opinion.  Amazingly lightweight, easy to set up and very professional looking.  I've been wanting a display system like this for many years.  At the end of the show season last year my husband accidentally left all my Velcro boards behind at my final show and they got thrown away (admittedly, they were in such poor shape I'm not surprised someone thought they were supposed to be trash).  So this year I had to to something about getting a new display. 

Actually I did away with the table in this picture and instead used more shelves on the other side for the second show of the season.  I just love it! 

I've been working on a few special orders so I may be posting some new tatting soon as I'll have to take the time to take some pictures.   Hopefully :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Drawing Patterns

Hi all!  Long time, no hear from me.  I will hopefully be sitting for at least part of the CPA exam in November, so studying is in high gear.  Still working full time, still doing art shows, and now teaching tatting as well - in other words, still biting off more than I can chew.  This is the story of my life. 

I have been taking Sharon's "Design Tat" class, although I generally don't post there either and just work on things on my own when I can.  I recommend the class highly (although I'm not sure when the next one is starting); it's very informative and the tutorials on writing patterns with drawing software are extremely helpful.  I've been playing around today with the software and in the attempt, completed a new written pattern for my "Tigereye Earrings" and then came up with a diagram for my mini-cross (the written pattern was originally posted as Motif 24 on my blog here: Mini-Cross).

Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.

And that's all the time I have to share today - must get back to studying.  I do have some "Intro to Tatting" classes coming up in the near future - watch for posts about that in the coming days and weeks ahead.