19th Annual Tat Days 2021

August 26-29

"Miles of Tatting"

Tatting Across the Miles Logo

Thank you Arlene M, Anitra S. & Pam Freck
for our great dual themes.
Thank you
Marla R. and Mark M.
for the logo design.

Palmetto Tatters' Palm Trees

"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.

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Snowflakes-SC Capitol Project 2019

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We are EXCITED about new possibilities! Thank you foryour patience as the details are worked out.
NEW LOCATION, Lake Junaluska, NC.
Dates: August 26-29, 2021

Classes Posted.

Registration+Lodging+Costs Info Posted.

May 14, Tat Days Updates: Fundraisers, Heidi's class descriptions, "More" page.

May 7: REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Go to Registration page for the link.

Scholarship Application Click Here DUE July 5th.

Lake Junaluska

A few new policies at the new place.
PAID in FULL by July 10. NO refunds. (PTG must pay in FULL in July for the event.)

LacingLOVE - Create your own picture of your LOVE for making lace.


Tat Days 2020 Pictures! ENJOY!

2018 Tat Days Pictures are HERE!

2017 Tat Days PICTURES are HERE!
(One day there will be pictures from 2019!)

In-person monthly meetings CANCELLED for now.
Lexington Museum still closed

HAPPY TATTING-cleaning off shuttles, working on UFOs, and trying patterns that you have been wanting to try for a long time. Reach out if you have questions. Someone in the tatting community can help!

SNOWFLAKE PICTURES from SC Capitol Project of 2019!

HUGE THANKS to EVERYONE for making this a reality for South Carolina! We delivered 96 snowflakes to our State Government State House in Columbia which covered four 4-foot trees and a large wreath.

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


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!

SnowFlake Tree 2019


2020 Meeting Calendar (NO 2021 Calendar, yet.)


Finger Lakes event in Lodi, NY, April
contact: www.fingerlakestatting.com

Shuttlebirds event in Post Falls, Idaho, May
contact: www.shuttlebirds.com

Tatting Corner Tat Days 2021 in Chesterfield, Indiana:  "Super Tatters Assemble - Changing the World One Double Stitch At a Time"
July 8 - 10, 2021, Event Registration
contact: www.tattingcorner.com OR www.facebook.com/tattingcorner OR lisa@tattingcorner.com

2021 IOLI Convention
Co-hosted with the Gold Country Lacemakers
July 24 - August 1, 2021, Reno, Nevada

Fringe Tatters event in Cambridge, ON, September
contact: www.fringetatters.ca

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.

NEXT EVENT: Old McCaskill Farm, March 27, 2021. EXCITED!

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 2020 - THANK YOU for a WONDERFUL EVENT year after year!

Past Tat Days Pages

THANK YOU for sharing the retreat with us whether in-person, virtually, or in-spirit!


2021 Tat Days Dates: August 26-29, 2021, at Lake Junaluska, NC USA

2022 Tat Days 20th Anniversary Dates Probably: Late August, 2022, Location Probably: NC, USA

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



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, Cayce, SC, All Day, arts and crafts sales, music and food, Saturday in April.

Palmetto Tatters Tree Columbia Art Crawl, Columbia, SC. 10 to 3 community stroll with 50+ artists showing and selling their wares. A Saturday in March.

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 web@palmettotatters.org to be added. Thanks!


2020 Calendar (No 2021 Calendar, yet.)

Palmetto Tatters Guild
2020 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-when it reopens): Lexington County Museum (Directions)
Several books from our PTG Library are at our monthly meetings. We have hundreds of publications for members to check out for 1 to 2 months at a time. Be sure to "check it out" at our next meeting. Write our Librarian if you have questions - librarian@palmettotatters.org
DUE February 24: Teaching Applications for Tat Days 2020 and Logo submissions. THANK YOU!

January 11: Hearts by Karen Bovard Sayre.

February 8: Elastic Beaded Bracelet by Donna Thompson (Item for craft box.)

March 21: Museum Closed. Virtual.

2020 Scholarship Projects-Decorate something with tatting and make it extra special.

April 18: Virtual.
NOT meeting at McCaskills Farm in Remberdt (Camden), SC.

Craft Fair (2021)
Old McCaskill's Farm, 10 to 6, March 27th

May 16: Virtual.
Voting on 2021 Tat Days Theme. Send ideas to tatdays@palmettotatters.org
(Ideas shared last year will be included in voting.)

June 20: Virtual.

July 18: Virtual.
NO REGISTRATION to enter tatting in the SC State Fair in 2020.

August 15: Prepare for Tat Days.

September 19: Virtual.
Tat Days 2020, "Tatting the Rainbow,", September 3-6, Toccoa, GA  USA (Labor Day is the 7th)

October - Virtual. No State Fair in 2020. Butterflies and small animals needed for sharing with fair visitors.

November 21: Virtual. We will be joined by the Austin Lace Makers. December 19: Holiday VIRTUAL Gathering-Show 'N Tell, Favorite Snack Recipes, and Fellowship!

Dates may change.

2021 Tat Days Dates: August 26-29, 2021, at Lake Junaluska, NC USA

2022 Tat Days 20th Anniversary Dates Probably: August, 2022, Location Probably: NC, USA

Last updated November 9, 2020

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

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Folks may also write Pam, our Membership Coordinator if they would like to join The Palmetto Tatters as a local or long-distance member. 

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