Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Palmetto Tat Days 3 ~ Classes Part 1

Oh, my gosh! The classes I took were phenomenal! The teachers were knowledgable, patient, friendly, encouraging... how many positive adjectives can I list? I thought of taking less advanced classes so that I could spend my time visiting, but I decided that this was my golden opportunity to get help with techniques, so I nervously signed up for classes that seemed like advanced techniques to me.

My first class, Ankars Stacked Rings Tree, was with Erin Holloway Moseley. I have admired many Ankars pieces, but I couldn't quite understand the technique. I'm so happy I took this class! I know that it will take me a while to feel at ease with Ankars tatting, but I do like the look.


This was my table, with J.B. Lock and Wanda Salmans. We had a lot of fun sharing our progress and laughing at our mistakes!


I knew that J.B. was from Lower Alabama, or as my mom says, L.A. What I didn't know, is that she lives within an hour of Mom's retirement village! I hope to get together with here when I visit Mom again.


Sue Hanson was in our class as well. Although she wasn't feeling well, I did get a glimpse of her wicked sense of humor.


Erin is on the right. She's a very knowledgable and patient teacher.


I took pictures of every table so that I could prove I took the class!


Yes, this is a staged picture of J.B. and me comparing our progress. Thank you for taking the picture, Wanda!


I had my camera on the wrong setting, so I didn't get a clear picture of this beautiful piece. Many of the ladies in class managed to get this far, with two out of three sections completed.


Unfortunately, I did not get as far. I joined rings to the incorrect picot too many times! I understand the technique now, and I hope to finish this project soon. The shuttle on the left was one of my purchases from Rita Richmond of Shuttle by Design. Her new acrylic shuttles are a dream!


11 comments:

  1. How very smart of you to take the classes that challenged you so that you would learn new techniques. I do not know of Ankers so I will be staying tuned to see your finished project. The blurry pink has peaked my curiousity.

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  2. It was a fun class. The picture of you and L.B. might have been staged but it is an accurate depiction of the two of you - and me, and others in the class. I haven't yet finished any of my projects :-( I'm hoping to get time to work on them soon!

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  3. I thought Ankars tatting was all about beads and jewellery - these rings remind me of the 2016 Renulek doily, but I suppose it's really something completely different.
    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures, it's fun to see people whose names have become familiar. Sorry to hear that poor Sue wasn't well, it's horrible to be sick when you're travelling and away from home.

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  4. Can't wait til you come to the Twin Cities again so you can show me! I want to learn but am completely flummoxed! Yours look pretty nice.

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    1. I will try to get up there, Michelle! It's not difficult tatting. It just takes concentration, something I'm not good at when there's a room full of ladies having a wonderful time!

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  5. I am glad you made good use those great teachers and took the advanced classes. Palmetto is only once a year so best to take advantage. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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    1. That's exactly how I felt, Bernice! I hope I have the opportunity to attend again.

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  6. Your ankars piece is looking fabulous already!! :) Can't wait to see others done by you!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It was a great time, and I learned a lot!

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  7. Ankars is fun, but it can be challenging, so I'm glad you took the class and now understand the technique. Your piece will be very pretty. You look like you're enjoying Tat Days.

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