Happy New Year Everyone !


2014 is here already !  We hope there will be lots of tatting in store for you.

Why not spread your wings and join in the Fringe Tatting Exchanges.  This year our theme is “Things With Wings” with the first exchange focusing on Angels and/or  Fairies.  Click here for more details.

We also encourage you to attend tatting events organized by the various tatting & lace groups.  If you’ve not been to one before you’ll be in for a real treat.  Preliminary information about these events is posted on our Tat Days page and will be updated as more details becomes available.

We particularly hope that you’ll join us this September in Cambridge Ontario for the Fringe’s Tatting Weekend.  Mark your calendars for September 26 – 27, 2014!

Happy Tatting,

The Fringe

Our Tatting Weekend is Almost Here !


We’re so excited!   Our annual Tatting Weekend in Cambridge, Ontario is less than 2 weeks away (September 27 & 28) !!

There is still time to send in your registration.  Here is the 2013 Tat Day Registration Information  and Registration Form.   (Click here for photos of class projects.)    To help with our final planning, please send a quick email to FringeTatters@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming and that your Registration is on it’s way.

Looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

See you soon.

The Fringe

Hotel Rooms for our September Tatting Weekend


Things are really gearing up for our Tatting Weekend in Cambridge Ontario at the end of next month (September 27 & 28).  Your Organizing Committee and it’s helpers are busy putting the finishing touches on what promises to be a great weekend.

We just wanted to remind you that if you plan to book a guest room at the Best Western Hotel, Cambridge (where the event is taking place) you should do so by Tuesday August 27.   There are still a few rooms available in the block that the hotel has set aside for us, but after August 27, any rooms that are not yet reserved will be released to the general public.  So if you want to take advantage of the special group rate ($94 + taxes per night; based on double occupancy; breakfast included) be sure to contact them before this coming Tuesday and mention that you are with the Fringe Element Tatters.   To book your room call the Best Western Cambridge at 1-519-623-4600 ext 7661 or email sales@bwcambridge.com or guestservices@bwcambridge.com .

And while booking your room, don’t forget to complete your registration form (see links in the May 31 post below) and mail it back to us.    Class size is limited, so it’s best to register early to get the classes you want.

Looking forward to seeing you in September !

The Fringe

2013 Tat Days Registration Form


Hope you’ve marked your calendar to join us September 27 & 28, 2013 for our annual Tatting weekend in Cambridge, Ontario.  This year our theme is “A Season to Tat”.

Check out the great line-up of teachers and class projects in our Registration Package, then print and complete the separate Registration Form.

Can’t decide which classes to take?  Some of the projects are pictured on our Tat Days page.  We’ll be adding more photos as they become available.

See you in September!

The Fringe

Fun in Lodi, NY


A big THANK YOU goes out to the Finger Lakes Tatting Group for hosting another super event – their 15th – last weekend.

There were lots of great classes, great shopping, great food, great people, and great fun!  It is wonderful to catch up with friends, and to hear of  on-line friends meeting face-to-face for the first time.

I know that the Canadian contingent always looks forward to this road trip each Spring – I’ve even marked my calendar for next April 4 – 6, 2014.

But in the meantime there are lots of tatting / lace events going on.
We try to keep a current list on our Tat Days page, and have just added a few more that we’ve recently heard about.
  • One is coming up in just a few weeks on May 4-5 at the Amherst Museum in Buffalo, NY where Karey Solomon is teaching a one-and-a-half day class on her “Field-of-Flowers Tatted Beaded Purse”.    There are other classes in Bucks Bobbin Lace and Battenberg Lace as well.   When you mail them your registration form please drop us a quick email and we’ll forward that to the event coordinators so that they can send you a list of materials and prep work as soon as possible.
  • The Great Lakes Lacers host their Annual Spring Fling in Michigan May 31 – June 2.
  • Tatting Takes Wing at the Palmetto Tat Days – September 6 – 7.
  • The Tatting Corner has a big surprise lined up for us at their 13th Annual Tatting Days October 24 – 26 …  The Shuttle Brothers will be there to teach!
See our Tat Days page for details and links to their websites.

And of course, don’t forget the Fringe’s Fall Into Tatting Weekend in Cambridge Ontario, September 27 – 28, 2013.  We are finalizing teachers and classes and hope to have the Registration Form posted on our website by the end of May. – Stay tuned !

Gearing Up for April Tatting Weekends


Road trip!!!!

The Finger Lakes Tatting Group have a great lineup of Stars for their 15th annual tatting seminar on the weekend of April 12-14 in upstate New York.  Here is the invitation with class descriptions as well as the 2013 Registration Form.  Check out their website www.fingerlakestatting.com for  photos of class projects.

This year their theme is “Starring Tatting” and they will be auctioning a “Starry Night” quilt to benefit their new scholarship fund .  They still need stars to add to the quilt.  The stars should be tatted in size 20 or finer gold or yellow thread and leave the ends long (about 15 inches) for sewing them onto the quilt.  Then mail the tatted stars to the Finger Lakes Tatting Group (details on the invitation) before March 15.  Even if you are unable to attend the weekend this year, please consider contributing to this worthwhile cause.

Registration is also open for the Shuttlebirds tatting weekend April 19 – 20,  in Spokane Washington.   www.shuttlebirds.com   Will you be joining the “Angels Among Us”?

Happy New Year!


Just wanted to wish our tatting friends All the Best in 2013.

Hope you find lots of time for tatting, and that you’ll be able to join in the tatting events being scheduled for this year.

The Fringe


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