|My collection of Ann Orre SRT Edgings|
For starters, I am and a friend drove from Omaha to Indianapolis, IN to go to Tatting Corner's Tatting Workshop. It was a lovely weekend and I got to meet some new tatters. Jennifer Titus has quite the 'Tatting Empire' set up in a quiet, countryside location. However, the future of the shop is still up in the air (last time I checked) as Jennifer was going to be moving and starting a new chapter in her life.
I was selected to teach two tatting classes and a Teneriffe/Sol Lace Class at next years IOLI Convention in Iowa City, Iowa.
I am sooo excited about the upcoming IOLI Convention in 2015 for several reasons:
- It is in my ‘backyard': I live in Nebraska and the convention is being hosted by the Doris Southard Lace Guild in Iowa City, Iowa. The actual address is Coralville, but Coralville is a suburb of Iowa City
- I’m teaching–It gives me the excuse to work up design ideas into a book and class format. I loove the design/tatting work!
- The theme of the convention is “Lace on the Prairie”. I, being a Nebraska farmer’s daughter, embody that idea completely. I grew up ‘on the prairie’ and learned tatting from my maternal grandmother. Later I found out that my paternal grandmother AND grandfather (a farmer) also tatted. I truly am a 'Lacemaker of the Prairie".
- On of my tatting classes is titled "Quilt-Inspired Fun with Split Ring Tatting". I have been having lots of fun studying historic quilt patterns and then recreating them in tatting. More about all of this in future posts.