If you've been longing to learn shuttle tatting, or looking for a new craft that's fun, inexpensive and portable, this is the class for you. Marilee's warm and expert instruction will guide you through the tricky parts and send you on your way to creating lacy jewelry and tatted embellishments for quilts, paper crafts and more. You'll learn the basic lark's head knot and double stitch and how to create lace patterns with chains, rings and picots. Marilee shares pattern-reading skills and discusses where to find vintage patterns. She also helps you avoid or fix common mistakes. As a bonus, you'll learn a few more techniques: reverses, joins and beadwork, node stitch and floating and split rings. Use the skills you've learned to make little flowers and butterflies, floret earrings, a classic-edge bracelet, the beaded Rhapsody necklace and parfait snowflakes!
Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild meeting at Mayfair Mall Food Court, 2500 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI. Time frame is 3pm to 7pm, and all interested are welcome to arrive whenever they can within that time frame. Photos from previous meetings can be seen on the group blog: http://greatermilwaukeetattingguild.blogspot.com/