On 26-28 of August 2010, I was privileged to be able to attend The Palmetto Tat Days, put on by an amazing group of people from The Palmetto Tatters Guild!
On Thursday afternoon, I arrived at The Georgia Baptist Conference Center located in Toccoa Georgia.
I got to meet the wonderful people early and poke my nose around the place. The location and the building is beautiful. The Center is situated by Lake Louise.
Friday morning came early for me! I was so excited to have this day begin! We had a filling breakfast at the Dining Hall. There was time for shopping in the Vender's Room. It contained our teachers' beautiful creations and products, all for sale! I bought two threads, one of Lizbeth's in the color 136-Autumn Spice, size 20 and the above mentioned DMC's.
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My first class of the morning was "Broomstick" Tatted Bookmark taught by Martha Ess.
This was a fun class and learning how to play with the different lengths of the the picots!
|I managed to do a little bit for practice. |
The two plastic blue rectangle pieces are the picot guides provided by Martha!
The thread is Lisbeth's , size 20 in color 120-Denim Whisper
|Here I am (on the left) with Martha Ess and fellow student "Isdihara"|
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The next class in the day was "Oak Leaf" taught by Karey Solomon.
I love leaves and so does she! I am gaining confidence in my tatting.
For me the best part of being at the Tat Days was to have that visual teacher
for me to follow along and their assistance are wonderful!
|This is the beginning of my Oak Leaf in that gorgeous Autumn Spice!|
|I am with Karey Solomon, the Teach!|
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The last class that I took on Friday was The Button Lanyard/Chatelaine,
also taught by Martha Ess! There were many new techniques in this class.
It truly was beyond my level of experience or knowledge. That was my own fault
for I choose this class which was for level 3! I thought I could do it
but I will manage to learn this while in the comfort of my own world... my home!
|My attempt at The Button Lanyard, in Lizbeth 20, 138-Leafy Green |
and ecru cotton thread 20
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We had a Banquet Dinner in the evening.
The Southern Belle Tatting Society decorated it in CRITTERS!
Critters made of natural materials of the outdoors!
|This fella reminds me of the muppet named Zoot, |
the Saxophone Player on "Electric Mayhem".
I got to take him home with me!
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Then we had a night full of auction items. So many beautiful things were
offered for bids! Also some funny stuff, like Georgia Seitz's brother's hat!
(I wonder if he knows that it is missing?)
|Palmetto Tat Days|
Scholarship Fundraiser Quilt
.....I'll add more later, Hubby wants a turn at this computer! :o)