We met a new tatter last night too. She found us from Intatters and came to our meeting. She is a needle tatter and just started tatting in January. She said she learned to tat from the internet and books. She's done a lot of great stuff and was excited to find a group of tatters to belong to. We only have one other lady in our group that is a needle tatter. Everyone else uses the shuttle to tat. I tried needle tatting and didn't like it too much but I never had any lessons or saw anyone else do it. Now that she is coming, we can share our knowledge. I can see how needle tatting is done and she can see shuttle tatting. We are really excited to have her as a new member.
Here's the tatting I finished this week. I made a cross. I love this pattern. It is fun, quick and easy.
I use this pattern alot for crosses. It's one of those patterns you can make it and not have to think about it too much. With the same thread, I made my other favorite pattern. The Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. I haven't done one of these in awhile and it had been on my mind the last couple of weeks. I'll be making more crosses and more mats all summer. Easy tatting and great gifts.
Here's the stuff I came home with. Some patterns and some fabric. Most of it is scraps but there were two patriotic fabrics in this that I'll be using. You'll see it soon!
Tomorrow is my small quilt group meeting so I'll be showing you what my group is up to. Until next time, happy sewing!