Saturday, May 5, 2012


When I was at Finger Lakes Tatting Conference I met some really great people, most of them are tatters but some were there to help with food and things of that nature.  Thank goodness to everyone because I had a great time.

One of the tatters I met was Ruth M., who is a member of  the Fringe Element Tatters.  When we got home she emailed me information about the group. 

Since I wanted to join, I had to pay the membership fee of one tatted heart. The website says "Because these membership hearts are handed out at local events to promote tatting, we suggest that you keep them small and simple." I used Ruth Perry's Fringe Heart,which I found on the Fringe Element Tatter's website.  Since I'd filled my shuttle I made as many as I had thread for.  Here they are.

They were made with size 20 Lizabeth thread. 

I also signed up for their most recent exchange entitled 'Knot Tonight Josephine', which you may have already guessed is to tat something that incorporates Josephine Knots.  (seriously what was I thinking!!)  Any tips or good patterns would be appreciated :-)

If you are interested in being a part of the Fringe Tatter's group, check it out and be sure to tell Ruth, Bonnie sent you.


Quayceetatter said...

I met Ruth and took classes with her and I think Margaret at Finger Lakes this year. It was a great learning experience and enjoyed!!
Linda in NM

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The hearts are very pretty! What a great way to promote tatting!

Ladytats said...

in Mary Konior's book, Tatting with Visual Patterns, she has an edging titled Beauty Spots. it incorporates josephine knots. I usually prefer the 2nd half ds for my JK, but I have been using the 1st half ds for the JK in the Beauty Spot edging. The pictures aren't the best, but here is a post about it.
any pattern that has small free standing rings can have josephine knots substituted. Linda Davies had a free pattern for a Josephine Knot bookmark on her blog, check the right hand free pattern list here are several more
I am sure there are others out there.

tattrldy said...

This is a membership fee that is affordable! The look good, by the way. Unfortunately, I'm a little far away to be much of a member:)

God's Kid said...

Those are cute hearts! :)