"Tatting Tail Tales "

2019 Tat Days, September 5-8

What will your logo design be?
What will you be teaching?

Entries DUE February 20.

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Membership Info: Email or write us at Palmetto Tatters Guild, P.O. Box 1597, Lexington, SC 29071. Membership Dues: 1 tatted butterfly annually. Samples. Questions? Email Donna.

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January 19: At Lexington County Library Main Branch next to FATZ (directions), 1 to 5.
Lesson: "With All My Heart by Gloria Nelson of Sparling Light Creation Studio.
Link to Sparkling Light Creation Studio Facebook-Gloria, THANKS for sharing!

This heart is not limited to one creative use. What will you do? Gifts, earrings, pendent from car mirror, phone, purse or backpack, cards, shirts, etc.

Shuttle or Needle + Ball
Size 20 Thread (or your favorite size)
About 2 yards on shuttle
Beads for Lanyard tassel (optional)
    2 large 6mm
    10 small size 10
Crochet Hook useful
Jump ring and clasp

Tat Days 2019 Teacher Applications and Logo Ideas DUE February 20.
"Tatting Tail Tales"
NEW: Logo needs to look good printed in one color for bags. Thanks!

Call for Teachers

Teacher Application (in different formats) DOC | RTF | PDF | Google Doc

Call for Logo

Pattern CD for Tat Days 2018 is available. Get yours today! GREAT gifts!
2019 Project-Share Tatting Across Your Community. Snowflakes or other Displays. Read More. Look TODAY. Where do you see snowflakes or other holiday decorations that make you think of tatted designs? Let's spread tatting around the globe with tatted decorations and displays!
2019 Meeting Calendar (Updated Dec 17)

SC State Fair Tatting Ribbon Winners 2018

All State Fair Home Craft Winners posted online. Once on that page, CTRL F will bring up a "find" box and you can search for your name or tatting. See pages 26, 27, 56, and 57.
Pictures below are PTG BIG BLUE Ribbon Winners.
A list of our PTG Ribbon Winners and PICTURES of all the BEAUTIFUL entries!

Best Double Stitches and Picots

Judges Choice

Most Innovative Tatted Design

Tat Days 2018 - THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL EVENT!
See you next year
September 5-8, 2019.

THANK YOU: THANK YOU for ALL the butterflies that FLEW IN at Tat Days!
We had a WONDERFUL time sharing tatting with 26 classes of school children (2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders) in Belton, SC, at their Heritage Days. Each one and their chaperones recieved a butterfly made by YOU and the teachers got an Angel. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

2017 SC State Fair Ribbon Winners and Booth! Take a look!
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2019 Tat Days Theme
THANKS to Melinda C. for "Tatting Tail Tales"
Tat Days 2019, September 5-8, Toccoa, GA USA

2020 Tat Days, September 3-6, Toccoa, GA USA

What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like? Write tatdays@palmettotatters.org

THANK YOU for GREAT weekends at our Tat Days, always!


Years 2006-2018 Tat Days Pattern CD - Order Here.

Questions? Write to orders@palmettotatters.org.

NOW on CD, USB or SD card.
$15 plus shipping and handling.
See the class projects on each year's Tat Days page.

SEE the Tat Days Projects: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

PICTURES from 2016! (800+)

2015 Tat Days Pictures | 2014 Tat Days Pictures | 2013 Tat Days Pictures

CALL for Tatted Items for Craft Box for various craft sales, Mail to our PO Box anytime you have an extra something. THANKS!
School colors of Garnet and/or Black for Univ. of SC and Orange and/or Purple for Clemson sell well, too.

We enjoyed this April day at McCaskill's Family Farm Day and sharing a tent with the local weavers and spinners.


SMILE South Carolina State Fair in October: Each year we collect butterflies and other small tatted items to share with the thousands of fair goers. They love animals and insects: fish, giraffes, owls, spiders, etc.!

SMILE Items to sell at craft fairs: We love to share our tatting and make more folks aware of this wonderful art form and craft shows are one way we do this. It also brings in a little cash to help support our teaching efforts throughout the year. Craft show goers are looking for unique items and we can provide just that. Items like, but not limited to, jewelry, bookmarks, decorative things, etc. School colors of garnet and black for Univ. of SC and orange and/or purple for Clemson sell well, too.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU for your generosity!


Palmetto Tatters Tree McCaskill's Farm, Camden, SC, All Day, craft sales, Saturday in April.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Cayce Arts Festival, Caycy, SC, All Day, arts and crafts sales, music and food, Saturday in April.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At a public library near you. Ask your library and let us know if you need/want help with a class or two.

Palmetto Tatters Tree At Richland County public library Craft Demo days. Many meet weekly doing all kinds of crafts. Check their web pages for details.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Monthly Meetings, Tat Days and SC State Fair!

Palmetto Tatters Tree If you know of any craft fairs that PTG should look into, please let us know.

Palmetto Tatters Tree And anywhere you show off your tatting can be an opportunity! SMILE

Remember, if you TEACH one-on-one or a class, please turn in your time to Pam.

Palmetto Tatters Guild is recognized by I.O.L.I for volunteer demonstration hours. Read more here.

Tatters Across Time Inc. shuttle Tatting Proficiency Program© is a non-profit organization formed to help all tatters everywhere improve their proficiency in shuttle tatting skills, techniques, and/or knowledge. The goal of the program is to promote high standards of quality workmanship and to further the appreciation of shuttle tatting through education, teaching and communication.

Palm Fronds: (Updated January 2017) Is there a Palmetto Tatter local neighborhood contact or group near you? Look here at our list to see. If you have a group or would like to be the contact for your city, please write Donna at web@palmettotatters.org to be added. Thanks!


Palmetto Tatters Guild
2019 Saturday Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars)
Usually 3rd Saturday of each month, 1 to 5. Lessons subject to change.
LOCATION (most of the time): Lexington County Museum (Directions)
Several books from our PTG Library are at our monthly meetings. We have hundreds of publications for check out for 1 to 2 months at a time. Be sure to "check it out" at our next meeting.
DUE February 20: Teaching Applications for Tat Days 2019 and Logo submissions.

January 19: Heart by Gloria Nelson
(Probably at Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

February 16: (Probably at Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

March 16:

2019 Project-Sharing Tatting Across Your Community. Snowflakes or other Displays. Read More.

April 20:

April Craft Fairs
April 27-Cayce Arts Festival, 3 to 8.
Old McCaskill's Farm, 10 to 6

May 18: Voting on 2020 Tat Days Theme. Send ideas to tatdays@palmettotatters.org
(Ideas shared last year will be included in voting.)

June 15:

July 20:
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

August 17: Prepare for Tat Days AND State Fair.
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

September 14:
Tat Days 2019, "Tatting Tail Tales,", September 5-8, Toccoa, GA  USA

October 12 or 19 State Fair Day - Butterflies and small items needed.

November 16: December 21 : Holiday Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snacks, and FUN together! At Cayce-West Columbia Library.

2020 Tat Days Dates: September 3-6, 2020, Toccoa, GA USA (Labor Day Weekend)

Last updated December 17, 2018

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