Beginner Shuttle Tatting

Thursday, September 13th    /   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM

Contact: Betty Havrylik   401-333-2552 X 2   reference@cumberlandlibrary.org

Tatting is an old lace-making technique that anyone with nimble fingers and a bit of patience can master. Tatting is traditionally done with a small shuttle that holds the thread. The origin of tatting has been lost to antiquity.

The Cumberland Public Library will offer a Beginner Shuttle Tatting Workshop over three Thursdays: 9/13, 9/27, and 10/11, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of shuttle tatting: rings, chains, picots and joins, while working on creating a seasonal tatting project. The instructor will supply basic cardboard shuttles and thread for the initial group project. (If participants complete the group project, they may bring in a beginner/easy pattern of their choice to work on, along with the necessary supplies. A supplies list will be available at the Reference Desk.)

Cumberland resident, Esther Paris, a member of the New England Lace Guild, will teach the class. She has been shuttle tatting for 16 years, and has won both a Blue Ribbon and a People’s Choice Award for her original silk necklace design at The Big E (Eastern States Exposition).

Fee: $10, payable upon pre-registration by September 12, 2012, at the Reference Desk. Limit: 5. Questions? Call (401) 333-2552, x. 2.

Location: Seminar Room

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