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 !
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”?
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.
On this the Canadian Thanksgiving, we’d like to thank everyone who came to Cambridge last weekend for our 2012 Tat Days. It’s you that made is such a success! We had a great time and hope that you did too.
We always welcome suggestions for improvement, so if you haven’t yet returned your 2012 – Fringe Survey, please do. Your input is timely as we’ve already started planning for next year. The hotel has been booked for September 27 & 28, 2013, so mark your calendars.
The tatting community is incredibly supportive, both of groups and individual efforts. Tatting Drop-ins in London and Etobicoke continue. Tatters are invited to visit Haliburton and drop-in on classes that Ruth & Lois are organizing. We’re also working on something for the Cambridge / K-W area. Stay tuned to our Tatting Drop-Ins page for details.
And don’t forget Jennifer Titus’ 12th Annual Tatting Day at the Tatting Corner in Greenfield, Indiana November 17, 2012. Details and links on this and events organized by other groups are on our Tat Days page.
Have you heard about our latest Knotty Tatters Exchange? It’s Bare Thread Tatting ! See our Exchanges Page for details.
Have fun tatting!
Our big Tatting Weekend at the Best Western in Cambridge, Ontario is just a few weeks away.
Have you sent in your Registration Form yet?
Check out our Tat Days page for photos of class projects to help you decide which sessions to take.
See you soon!
As promised, the group in London, Ontario is planning a Summer Tat ‘n Chat.
It is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 from 11am to 4 pm and will be held in the north-west part of the city. Bring your current tatting project or UFO’s. Lunch is pot-luck salad and fruit.
Email FringeTatters@gmail.com for further details and to confirm.
What a great way to gear up for our September Tatting Weekend!
Did you hear the news!
The August 6, 2012 issue of MACLEAN’S (Canada’s National Magazine) has a good article on Tatting in their Fashion section (page 83). Click on this link to read the article. http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/07/26/tatting-tales-not-just-for-grannies-any-more/
Joanne Latimer who wrote this feature story did contact the Fringe and did a LOT of research, spoke to a lot of people and had her eyes open to the craft that we all love so dearly. Thank you Joanne for increasing awareness of us and what we do.
Joanne also wrote about Vicki Clarke who is teaching a 3-D high heel shoe class at our tat weekend in September. Check out our Tat Days page for photos of this and the other great class projects.
Have you sent in your Registration Form yet?
We can hardly wait to see you in September!
Here it is … Our 2012 Tat Day Registration Form.
This year we are KNOTTY TATTERS!
We have some great teachers & projects lined up for September 28-29. Photos of the class projects are posted on the Tat Days page to help you decide which classes to take.
We’ve arranged more meeting space at the Cambridge Best Western, more teachers, and smaller classes this year … so be sure to register early for the classes you want.
See you there!
Please note that there has been a change of date for The Fringe Element Tatters annual tatting weekend in Cambridge, Ontario. It will now be Friday September 28 and Saturday September 29, 2012. Our theme this year is “Knotty Tatters” and promises to be a lot of fun.
There is a lot of “Hanky Panky” going on with the current exchange.
February might be a traditional month for Valentines, but the weekend of April 14 – 15, 2012 will be full of hearts. The Finger Lakes Tatting Group are hosting their annual tatting seminar in Lodi, New York. Click here for their registration form or go to the Tat Days page of our website for details.
And the following weekend April 20 – 21, 2012 the ShuttleBirds are “Tatting on the Wild Side” in Spokane, Washington. Check their website www.shuttlebirds.com for registration information.
The Palmetto Tatters www.palmettotatters.org are celebrating their 10th Anniversary Tat Days on September 7 – 8, 2012 in Toccoa, Georgia with a “Blast from the Past” !
We hope that you support these groups by joining the fantastic weekends they have planned.
Thanks for making our September 2011 Tatting Weekend such a success!
We were thrilled at the number of people who joined in the fun.
A special thanks to our wonderful teachers for sharing great projects and new techniques with us.
We are starting to plan for next September and would appreciate your comments – whether or not you were able to attend this year’s event. 2011 – Fringe Survey indicates the type of feedback we are looking for … or just email your comments to FringeTatters@gmail.com
Our big Tatting Weekend might be over for this year, but the tatting continues.
The group in London have already had another Tatting Drop-In and are eagerly looking forward to the next one on November 19.
The Toronto group are also gearing up for their Drop-In on November 5.
New tatters and want-to-be tatters WELCOME.