It’s nice to share your work with fellow tatters – - – people that can really appreciate your efforts.
Our theme for 2013 is “A Season to Tat” and there were some really interesting things in the Winter Exchange – snowmen, hearts, colourful bangles … If you have any pictures of your exchange piece that you’d like to share, email them to FringeTatters@gmail.com and we’ll post them here.
Current Exchange - Season 2 – Spring
Because this is the Spring Exchange, think of all the beautiful colours of thread you could use to make flowers, butterflies, birds, a garden scene or gardening items …. so many possibilities.
Why not try something 3-dimensional.
Participants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, UK, and the USA join the fun so you might even have a chance to send your tatting around the globe !
- If you wish to participate in the Spring Exchange, please contact us at FringeTatters@gmail.com no later than Monday April 15, 2013. In the subject line of your response, please put the word “Exchange”.
- By April 23, you will be sent the name and address of the person to whom you are to send a tatted item.
- Please make sure that your item reaches your recipient no later than June 30, 2013.
Once you join an exchange, please start tatting any time after you’ve notified us of your interest. It’s a lot easeir to start tatting at the beginning and send off an item than to get a reminder and be rushed near the end.
The Fringe has organized 16 official exchanges to date.
Just click on the highlighted headings for extra details and photos.
A Season to Tat – Spring 2013
A Season to Tat – Winter 2013
Bare Thread Tatting 2012
KNOTTY-cal Tatting 2012
Knot Tonight Josephine 2012
Hanky Panky 2012
My Favourite Decoration 2011
Twice The Favourite 2011
My Favourite Thing About Spring 2011
My Favourite Snowflake 2011
The Place I Call Home 2010
Special Occasions 2010
Winter Frolic 2009
Spring’s the Thing 2009
“Secret Santa” Ornament Exchange 2007
In simple “one to one” exchanges - you send one tatted item to an assigned person, and a different person sends you a tatted item.
- We suggest keeping items simple, so easier and less expensive to send by regular post.
- You can use an existing pattern – or create your own. Recipients like to know where your pattern originated, and if you did any adaptations.
- It is very important that if you do sign up, you are sure you can find the time to make something for the person assigned to you. Unfortunately, in the past, we have had a few people who didn’t commit fully and left their recipient wondering what had happened to their item. An empty mailbox is no fun.
Want to share your exchange experience?
We hope to include pictures of items sent or received in the description of Past Exchanges (above).
Please send your pictures to FringeTatters@gmail.com
We’d love to hear your suggestions for themes.
And whether there are times during the year that work better than others.
Let us know if you are interested in participating in a larger group exchange (which would require more tatted items) or a round robin.
You can reach us at FringeTatters@gmail.com