Our Service Projects

  • Operation Santa for Service Men and Women
  • Squares for Warm Up America
  • Blankets for Project Linus
  • Hats and Scarves for Turning Point Shelter, Monroe NC
  • Chemo Caps & Turbans for Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews NC
  • Premie and Newborn Caps for Presbyterian Hospital , Matthews NC
  • Scarves For Mens Homeless Shelter
  • Operation Helmet Liner

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Tatting Demonstration

I honestly can say that Tatting requires a special gifted person with attention to detail. I tried it once and found it hard. Barb has such a skill and she is good at it. She brought a nice collection of threads that were handed down to her by a family member and plans to put them to use. She demonstrated for us Tatting with a shuttle.

Jean believes this Tatting sampler was made in the early 1900's. She inherited it from her stepfather's grandmother.
You can read interesting facts about Tatting by going to this link. I learned that there are actually two other techniques called Needle Tatting and Cro-Tatting.

The scarves to benefit the Men's Homeless shelter have been pouring in. Here's a sample of some that have been collected.

Gourmet M & Ms were enjoyed by those present.


Jane Eborall said...

I do hope that some of you take up the shuttle and learn to tat. There's a wealth of free patterns out on the internet and lots of help too. By the way, the sampler is Teneriffe lace - not tatting. VERY pretty, though.

Merci said...

Hi Jane, I will have to share what I learned about the name and the technique used to make the sampler. Thank You.

Jane Eborall said...

Hi again, Merci. Did you know that the Palmetto Tatters have lessons in SC - somewhere in or around Columbia, I think. I'll be teaching there in September. Just thought I'd pop by again to let you know!!!