Monday, April 09, 2007

Crocheted Gollum hat by Regina Rioux Gonzalez. Lord of the Ring fans - here you go!

And there's a shoe-torial....a tutorial about crocheting on shoes at Crochet Me. Hey, anyone want to try that with tatting?

I'm a member of the Fiber Arts Bloggers Ring so every now and then, I see who else is there. You know what? Out of around 500 members, maybe 4 or 5 of us are not listed as knitters! I have to admit, as I scrolled through the titles, I was kind of happy there are not that many tatting blogs. There's no way I could keep up with them if there were! I think you sort of take it for granted when there are that many too. Back when I started blogging, that was the closest I could come to joining anything. There were no tatting blogs other than one or two that weren't really tatting - they happened to include a post or two about tatting so I linked them as it was the best I could do. I love knowing there are so many to visit now.

Here's a crocheted motif that was on Annie's Attic Free Pattern of the Day link last week. They made a pendant out of it. I'm making a brooch. That glass button in the center is the perfect touch. I put a second coat of stiffener on it this morning (minus the button). I'd like to tat a similar motif and see how it looks. I used some DMC silver thread on a spool and some kreinik multicolored thread, also a metallic, together. The metallic helps it keep it's shape a little too. I had crocheted the motif earlier in 2 colors, a blue and a blue multicolored thread, but it didn't seem to look as nice when I was done. I'm not sure how the silver mix will tat up though.

Now that Easter is over, the flurry of Lace Events starts! Next weekend is the Lafayette Lacers hosted Lace Day in Lafaeytte, Indiana. The public is welcome from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3610 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN. We'll have 5 vendors of lademaking supplies, Lace Jeopardy (a great way to test your lace knowledge) and a fantastic exhibit of masks embellished with handmade lace. We'll also have drawings throughout the day and lots of great socializing! Kaye Judt is teaching a workshop on Sunday, which still has some openings before we hit the 20 person limit. No fee for the Lace Day but the workshop is $15 plus $5 kit fee if desired and pre-registration is required. You can contact me if you need more information by emailing - ginab6(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Now...if you aren't near Indiana, The Finger Lakes Tatting Group is hosting their 9th Annual Seminar in Hector, NY on April 14-15th and you can get more information here.

The following weekend, The Shuttlebirds are hosting their annual workshop with lots of teachers and fun too. So April is chock full of opportunities! Don't miss out!

1 comment:

  1. Good morning Gina. Thanks for your comment on my blog about the butterflies. I am always pleased to know that you look at my work as I am such an admirer of yours! I wish I was near you to participate in all of these events. Alabama is severely lacking in the lacemaking category.
    Laura aka Tattycat


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