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2009 Tat Days Teacher

Karey Solomon

email: threads@empacc.net

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June 24, 2009

Tatted Bug-Body Necklace
©2009 Karey Solomon

Bug-Body Necklace and Earrings
(Early Bird on Saturday)

This is an easy technique using lots of beads and a spiral chain for spectacular results.  The OCD among us will happily string the 23 FEET of beads required for the necklace; the rest of us can take a stone-soup approach, sharing beads to make friendship earrings to commemorate our meeting and tatting together.

For ALL.

Materials: For the bug-body necklace, string 23 FEET of beads – a mixture of sizes 6, 8 and 10 were used for the necklace to the right; size 8 alone were used for the necklace to the left.  Size 10 Cordonnet was used for the necklaces.  For earrings, string 8 inches of sizes 15, 12, 10 and 6 beads on size 30 cotton.  Wind 4 yards of un-beaded thread on tatting shuttle for necklace;  wind 18 inches of bare thread on the tatting shuttle for earrings.

Floating Butterflies Bookmark

Split rings and split chains create this elegant floating butterflies bookmark – these techniques will be taught as needed. 


Materials: Wind two shuttles CTM (Continuous Thread Method) – size 10 thread was used here.

Tatted Butterfly Bookmark
©2007 Karey Solomon


Tatted Luna Moth
©2008 Karey Solomon

Luna Moth

The Luna Moth features two color manipulation with rings and chains, including split chain (and a hanging Cluny using Ruth Perry’s technique) to create a reasonable facsimile of the moth as it appears in nature.

These moths are a miracle of early summer, each moth around for a brief enchanted time after the great effort of caterpillar-hood and metamorphosis. Find out more about them online – and see some wonderful photos of Lunas at www.whatsthatbug.com/luna.html. (scroll down the page)
Large as they are in proportion to other moths and butterflies, even a Luna tatted with sewing thread is a bit large for our midnight garden, but worth tatting anyway, for the experience as well as the result!


Materials: You’ll need one shuttle wound with pale green thread, a second shuttle wound with purple thread; also a dental floss threader and the finest crochet hook you can find (.4 mm/ size 15-16 might be it). In the absence of a fine crochet hook, a very slender sewing needle with an eye large enough to accommodate a doubled thread may be used.

Miss Muffet's Tuffet

Miss Muffet’s Tuffet, complete with spider, is a useful pincushion. The spider is enlivened with a central glass gem; its eight legs, created with floating chains, encircle and shape the pincushion.

The rhyme first appeared in print in 1805, in a book titled Songs for the Nursery. Like many such rhymes, its origins are unclear. Some claim it was written by Dr. Thomas Muffet (d.1604), a sixteenth-century English entomologist, for his stepdaughters; others claim it refers to Mary, Queen of Scots (1543-87), who was said to have been frightened by religious reformer John Knox (1510-72).


Tatted Tuffet
©2009 Karey Solomon

You will need size 10 thread wound CTM on two shuttles (one full, the second 1/3 filled); a round handmade pincushion; about 2 1/2" finished diameter; one button-1/2" to 3/4" diameter; a small glass gem; and a sewing needle.

KIT: Pincushion and a 1/2 inch diameter button. (Order and Pay when you register online and pick-up the kit in vending.)

Karey will provide small amber glass gems to share.

On Time: As a courtesy to your teacher and your classmates, please arrive ON TIME to your scheduled classes. If you finish your project early, or would like additional time to visit, shop, or see the silent auction items, you may leave any class early.

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