Monday, November 24, 2008

Tatters' Gathering

I met up with some fellow tatters last Saturday. It was my very first time meeting them. They are Aileen, Ellen and Jullie. Being new to this craft, tatting and its community, I had alot to learn from them. During lunch, we chit-chatted, mostly about Jullie's impending delivery and confinement. We did Ellen's Simply Tree after the luncheon. I was clueless about split ring and split chain but this design was using these 2 techniques. To begin with, I brought 2 separate shuttles loaded with thread. What was I thinking??!! It was supposed to be a continous thread method. So, Ellen had to teach me how to join and hide thread. Hee~~ My mistake turned out to be blessing.

I had some problems with the pattern (my fault as I am still not used to it). Then I had some trouble with the split ring. The method Ellen taught was slightly different from the Japanese Tatting book. But I managed to get it in the end. I am a slow coach so I only managed to do this.

Aiyaya~~ others already completed theirs. Thanks to Aileen, she tatted a piece just so that I could attempt the split chain. This will be my headache challenge for now. Will update when it is completed.

I brought a cake to the gathering, themed Shuttle & Needles, which is the group's name.

All the girls couldn't bear to cut the cake so I had to do it. Maybe my heart is already hardened, but hey, cake is meant to be eaten right? I hope the cake didn't disappoint. And seriously, I think Clover should pay me for advertising. We stayed there from 1.40 p.m. (I was 10-15 mins late) to close to 7 p.m. Hmm.. actually, we could have continued our dinner there. Ahahah~~ The restaurant was kind and did not chase us out. Kudos to Sizzler's (Toa Payoh Branch) and their staff!

To read more about the gathering, please visit the above links. My brain was not functioning properly that day.


TattingChic said...

Your cake was magnificent! You are a multi-talented lady!

Bonnie said...

Your cake is super neat! There is no way I'd have been able to cut into it either.

Rei said...

Thank you. I had fun with the cake!

nutz2tat said...

oh what a meaningful cake you baked? how come i missed this? i'll be most delighted to be at your next meeting with the tatters.


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