Just thought I’d post some of the pictures I had taken at The Shuttlebirds 2017 Tatting Workshop.
The first photo (below) shows the materials and space we used to decorate the base shuttles for the Make-It-Take-It workshop of creating personal glass/enamel tatting shuttles. (See previous post for photos of the finished ART pieces.)
The second photo (below) shows the space where/how I torch-fired the artwork into finished glass-coated tatting shuttles in flat/hoare-style.
I flew to the workshop so it was quite a challenge as to what to bring/how much I could bring. I planned and purchased supplies for months before going. There were a few items that the Shuttlebirds members brought for me to help with my space/luggage issues. These included the cookies sheets, ceramic tiles and fire extinquisher. I am happy to report that I did NOT need to use the fire extinquisher (I actually never have!).
The third photo (below) shows my vendor table: It includes the 7 books that I have authored/published including the debut of book number 7: Snowflakes in Split Ring Tatting. I had been working on the designs for this book for a while (ca. a year). So when I found out that the theme for this workshop was ‘A Flurry of Flakes’ I decided that it was a ‘sign from God’ that I should try to attend. So I used the workshop as a self-inflicted deadline to get my book done and published. Also on my vendor table are some of my glass/enameled tatting shuttles and some homemade ‘thread holders’. I shall have to photograph my new book and my thread winders soon to show you all.
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