Wednesday, May 18, 2011

nuntium tredecimum (13th post) 3.5 more tatters

Today in school was an exploratory learning day.  We don't have our regular classes but instead offer different things for kids to explore/try.  In the morning, I taught a "basics" of photography class.  I can hear you chuckling but it's true. 
And this afternoon, I did a tatting class!  80 uninterrupted minutes with 4 kids, shuttles and thread.  I even took my high school age daughter out of her last class to help me.  We got three of them started and thrilled to tat.  The last one of the four, well, maybe not as much. 

No pictures though because they're students.

But three kids were on fire today with passion for tatting!  yay!

On a separate note, I'm wildly irritated by my local Michael's.  I went there last night to get more shuttles for the class today and guess what?  Michael's no longer sells tatting shuttles.  Tatting crochet in boring white, black and ecru and now, no shuttles. 


On the other hand- THREE new tatters!


  1. congrats on the new tatters. have you tried making some flat shuttles to use for impromptu teaching? they can be made out of shrinky dink plastic, or maybe out of plastic container lids. if you want the pattern, I will see if I can find the link.


    I am still looking for Tammy Rodgers Shrinky Dinky shuttle pattern, but it seems to have disappeared from the web.

    I might have it in my computer, but I am using dh's computer tonight, so don't have access to mine

  3. Yea! Three new tatters!

    Our Michaels stopped carrying Clover shuttles a few years ago. Now they only have DMC metal shuttles, which are terrible. Our Hobby Lobby usually only has two packs on the shelf. Every once in a while, our JoAnn Fabrics will have as many as five packs! All I can say is, thank goodness for the Internet!

    Yea! Three new tatters!

  4. :))) Congratulations!
    You should be good tatter and good teacher with passion :)

  5. I hate to mention this, but the last 2 times I've been in JoAnns, they haven't had any shuttles either! I must've gotten them all when I was blinging :)

  6. Oh gee, say it ain't so! Now I want to go to JoAnn's here just to see!

  7. perhaps your crazed sister could check her Joann's tomorrow before engaging in the evening entertaiment of committing felonies..

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