December 16, 2010

Sarah: 2009 Ornaments, Jeff, Jo, Jes, and E

I found a blog entry I started in January with several photos already pulled together. Behold, the blog that should have been:

My little brother Jeff makes great snowflakes. He made one for each participant with chubby penguins and their name along the edge.

Jo made delicate globes of hand-tatted lace in several different colors. Jo, let me know when you want to come teach me and Lisa how to do this.

Jes made little stained glass Christmas trees. Whoa. I was so impressed by this ornament. She really put me to shame this year, and I'll have to step it up next year.

E folded tiny gold paper stars, then hung them inside a clear glass globe. I love the ribbon that she used on the top.

Posted by sarah at December 16, 2010 10:22 PM

Hey, I'd love to get you started on needle tatting if you're really interested! 'Fraid I won't be out your way any time soon, but here are some tutorials (picture OR video) by one of the ladies who inspired me to learn:

Here's the book I bought to teach myself how to needle tat:

And here's the pattern I used to make those ornaments last year (Of course, I used tatting needles instead of a shuttle, but the pattern works pretty much the same way with either):

There's also a wonderful internet group out there under the name 'InTatters' ... full of experienced tatters who are ready and willing to help anyone learn their craft!

Posted by: Jo on December 18, 2010 07:37 AM

Jo, I love your comment so much! Thanks for the thorough answer, now I have no excuse to not get started. I'll let you know if I ever have the guts to try tatting out.

Posted by: sarah on December 23, 2010 12:49 PM
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