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"Our mission is to promote the craft of tatting and spread it like kudzu across the South!"

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.

Site Updated November 14, 2019

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November 16, 1-5, Lexington Museum (Directions) Bring a UFO to work on. By-Laws discussion.

December 21, 1-5, Lexington Library Main Branch (Directions). Probably in the large classroom upstairs as you enter the library to the left. Christmas/Holiday finger snacks and fellowship.


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

HUGE THANKS to EVERYONE for making this a reality for South Carolina! We have over 70, YES 70 snowflakes for display! And still counting!

For South Carolina, Barbara H. designed a GORGEOUS snowflake for us to include with our other snowflakes going to the SC State House. We are so EXCITED to have this pattern!
YOU may want to change the letters to your State's abbreviation. See the pattern here!
THANK YOU Barbara for sharing!

SHARE with us what your group is doing. Email and Facebook. THANKS!


Tat Days 2020 Theme:
"Tatting the Ra

What colors will you mix and match for your creative tatting?

"Pet Projects" - Decorate something with tatting and make it extra special and nice: purse, toolbox, tatting bag, picture frame, special saying plaque, etc. Write Donna for more info and to tell her what project to expect from you.

Pattern CD for Tat Days 2006 through 2019 Get yours today! GREAT gifts!

2019 Meeting Calendar


Finger Lakes event in Lodi, NY, April

Shuttlebirds event in Post Falls, Idaho, May

Tatting Corner event in Chesterfield, Indiana, July
contact: OR OR

I.O.L.I. 66th Annual Lace Convention, July

Fringe Tatters event in Cambridge, ON, September

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.

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!

2017 SC State Fair Ribbon Winners and Booth! Take a look!

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 in October 2018. Each student had the opportunity to try tatting and all received a butterfly, including chaperones, made by YOU. The teachers got an Angel. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Tat Days 2019 - THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL EVENT!


2020 Tat Days, September 3-6, Toccoa, GA USA (Labor Day is the 7th)

2021 Tat Days Dates: September 9-12, 2021, Toccoa, GA USA

What will you volunteer to do? What small job would you like? Write

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


Years 2006-2019 Tat Days Pattern CD - Order Here.

Questions? Write to

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: 2019 | 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


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 or May and December.

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 July 2018) 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 to be added. Thanks!


Palmetto Tatters Guild
2019 Saturday Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars)
Usually 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:00 to 5:00. 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. THANK YOU!

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

February 16: Jane E's Easter Egg (Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

March 16: Barbara H's Shamrock

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

April 13: UFO and Craft Items
(Lexington Main Branch Library-Directions)

April Craft Fair
April 27
-Cayce Arts Festival, 3 to 8.

May 18: Patriotic Pattern by Martha Ess-Eagle and Ribbon
Voting on 2020 Tat Days Theme. Send ideas to
(Ideas shared last year will be included in voting.)

May Craft Fair
May 4-Old McCaskill's Farm, 10 to 6

June 15: Interlocking Split Ring Chain with 2 Shuttles - Key Chain Fob, Purse Decoration, Lanyard, Eyeglasses chain, edging, etc.

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: Jane E's Coriolis Motif
Tat Days 2019, "Tatting Tail Tales,", September 5-8, Toccoa, GA  USA

October 12 State Fair Day - Butterflies and small animals needed for sharing with fair visitors.

November 16: UFOs. By-laws discussion. December 21 : Holiday Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snacks, and FUN together! At Lexington Main Branch Library.

2020 Tat Days Dates: September 3-6, 2020, Toccoa, GA USA (Labor Day is the 7th)

2021 Tat Days Dates: September 9-12, 2021, Toccoa, GA USA
Last updated October 26, 2019

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"Our mission is to promote the craft of tatting and spread it like
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