"Not Your Grandmother's Tatting"

2018 Tat Days, September 6-9

THANKS to Barbara and Lottie for our 2018 theme!

What will our logo look like? Submissions due mid-February. THANKS!

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

Membership Info: Email Pam 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, 2017

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THANK YOU to ALL that participated in sharing their love for tatting!
START TODAY making small tatted items for 2018! Our Fair Goers LOVE simple spiders, fish, owls, frogs, butterflies, etc. On some, leave a 12" to 18" length of thread for a necklace. Mail them anytime to our PO Box. THANKS!

Next Meetings: November 18. At the Lexington Museum. (Directions) 1 to 5. All Tatters welcome, including beginners!

Lesson: Shawna's Owl Lanyard from Tat Days. And Shawna will be with us to teach it! Yippee!



Yourself and a Friend!
Show 'n Tell Tatting.
Excitement for tatting and learning something new!

We will provide kits ($5) of Owl beads (or other large beads) and the medium beads. Each kit will have 4 or 6 large beads and medium size beads. See image for the variety. If you want to reserve one specific kit other than the owls, please email Donna and Theresa at tatdays@palmettotatters.org.
This pattern can also be a beautiful necklace with a pendant in the middle or connect with another bead at the end in the front middle.

Size 10 thread
12  8mm round beads (in kit)
6  20mmx15mm beads(in kit - Owl or otherwise)
180 #6 seed beads (pre-load on shuttles BEFORE meeting)
2 clips to attach to name tag (lanyard hooks provided) or 2 jump rings to add a pendant, or another large bead for center.
3 shuttles


BEFORE SATURDAY Preparation: Load shuttles CTM. 10 yds with 90 #6 beads on Shuttle 1 and 6 yds with 90 #6 beads on Shuttle 2.

Plus, have a 40" length of your thread for the large beads-do not add beads to string just yet. You will load the large and medium size beads from the kit onto this thread after you begin the pattern.

Saturday, December 9, Favorite Snacks and optional trading of small hand-made items-can be holiday themed.
It will be a joint, FUN time of sharing with the Columbia Spinners and Weavers. BRING Show 'N Tell!

2017 Meeting Calendar

2018 Tat Days Theme
THANKS to Barbara Nettles and Lottie Essig for "Not Your Grandmother's Tatting"
Tat Days 2018, September 6-9, Toccoa, GA

CALL for TEACHERS! Due Mid-February 2018.

CALL for LOGOS! Due Mid-February 2018.

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!

2018 Quilt! Write Georgia S. at aktatter@aol.com for YOUR quilt square to decorate!

For pictures from previous years, click here.



Years 2006-2017 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.

IF you want 2017 CD, mark 2016 and put in the comments you want the 2017.

SEE the Tat Days Projects: 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.

CALENDAR for 2017


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, one 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
2017 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.

January 23: Tatting encapsulating a round gem, charm, penny, or nickel. Mindy likes making these for family where the penny was minted the year of their birth.

February 11: Tatted Ink Pen by Tonya Smith. Meeting at Cayce-West Columbia Library.

March 18: Blocking your tatting.

April 8 & 22: Craft Shows May 20: Spool Doily by Sharren Morgan. June 17:

July 15:

August 19 : Prepare for Tat Days AND State Fair.
REGISTER to enter tatting in the SC State Fair.

TOTAL ECLIPSE on Monday the 21st! Get your safe sun viewing glasses early!

September 16:
Bring your State Fair items if you want them delivered for judging.
Tat Days 2017, "Tat-a-Con" - All Things Tatting, September 7-10, Toccoa, GA  USA

October 21 State Fair Day - Butterflies and small items needed.

November 18: Shawn Wachs Owl Lanyard December 9: Holiday Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snacks, and FUN together! Optional Christmas/Holiday Handmade Item Exchange or maybe donate an item to craft box. (Cayce-West Columbia Library). Columbia Spinners and Weavers will join us!

Tat Days 2018, September 7-8, Toccoa, GA

Last updated October 29, 2017

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