My Shuttlebirds Class Proposals Are In!!

I finally finished up with picking and writing up my class proposals for the Shuttlebirds Tatting Workshop in Spokane in April.  There are five class blocks and of course I submitted five different classes.  It’s probably a mistake since it means that if I do them all I have to do prep for five classes, but I started with a list of nine things that I wanted to teach and whiddled it down to the five.  I’m not sure if I should say here what I proposed since I don’t know what they’re actually going to approve, but I suppose it’s my blog and I can do what I want so here they are:

  1. Gina Butler’s awesome dimpled single-shuttle-split-ring heart strings.
  2. Single-pass flower choker necklace (uses split rings and a lock-stitch to make a quick necklace)
  3. 1925 Medaillion from Priscilla Tatting Book #3 (This is the motif from the Star Doily)
  4. Tatting with Yarn (another medallion from one of the Priscilla Books, but we’ll be tatting it with yarn)
  5. Photographing tatting (bring your camera and we’ll go over macro-settings and learn how to build an easy lightbox)

So those were my official proposals.  I’ve also sent Patti some other ideas they may like better.  We’ll see what fits in best with the other class proposals they’ve gotten and what people have requested.

I’m getting excited for April!!


  1. Karen Said,

    November 28, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    We need more days and more class times! I want to take most of yours and I know there will be others I need, too! Today an order arrived and I want to look at each tatting book, use each thread, and in general “just do it all!” NOW! Life is good, just want more time and maybe some organization is in order. Karen in OR

  2. Patti in WA Said,

    November 28, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    You are right Jessica. It is your blog and you can do whatever you want. I know what I would choose to put on the schedule but I have to be fair and let the rest of the committee vote. Karen is right. We do need more days and more class times but I’m not sure I could ever convince the rest of the group.
    Can you believe there is only 20.5 weeks to go? See you in April. Patti

  3. admin Said,

    November 28, 2011 @ 7:01 pm

    Karen – Yup. I feel that way all the time. So much tatting, so little time.

    Patti – I know everyone would LOVE more time, but you all put in so much work to do the two days that I can’t imagine what would be involved for you to put together an even longer event. Thank you again for all the hard work you and the committee and guild put in to making Shuttlebirds happen. It was truly a revolution for me when I went for the first time and actually met other tatters. Though my grandmother tatted and I knew what it was, I was self-taught and until Shuttlebirds had only talked to 2 other tatters since learning. If there’s ever anything I can do to help, please let em know!

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