Shuttlebirds Tatting Workshop–part one

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending The Shuttlebirds Tatting Workshop in WA/Idaho.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was testing out a workshop concept of ‘Make-It-Take-It’ enameled/glass/copper shuttles. The idea was that I created the base shuttles of one color. The workshop part was that tatters (or non-tatters—I will not discriminate) would decorate their shuttles themselves in various techniques that I provided and I would then torch-fire the piece to produce the final product.

I would like to report that the workshop was a resounding success. 29 beautiful shuttles were produced!

The following photos show the results.

Several people were ‘painters’ and used acrylic enamels to paint designs onto the shuttles.  Several shuttles were created using sifting techniques and stencils.  Two shuttles were created using a rubber stamp lacy design.

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