we had a great time. P* the Bobbin Lace gal had a piece of lace that she was having difficulty identifying. She is an archivist, and historian, so for her to have trouble was interesting.
I mentioned that I would take a couple pictures and post them for my lace friends to take a look at as maybe someone would be able to help.
If you can identify the type of lace it would be appreciated.
I tatted for a bit of Friday late afternoon and from 9 - 5 on Saturday and Sunday and on monday it was from 9 - 3:30. Saturday I worked on the edging for the hanky from Michelle, I now have 2 sides done. This is a Mary Konior edging titled Beauty Spots.
|previously posted, representative sample of the edging pattern|
Sunday and Monday I worked on the Arches doily pattern by Marilee Rocklee, I was able to get all but 2/3rds of the last row finished and am working on that now. I will post it when it has been blocked and the thread ends trimmed.
I did get a fair number of questions about tatting. Sent couple ladies home with shuttles, thread, and internet links, and helped several more who had questions. I had several sets of threads and shuttle set up for teaching chains with 2 colors using cheap plastic post or the metal Boye shuttles.
Unless one of my children took a picture of me/us/our booth, I have no pictures of me, but I can post a picture of a steam engine that pulls a train around the grounds. You can ride on the train for free. and there is a smaller child size train as well. The grounds cover about a section of land, for those who don't speak farm, that means 640 acres, or 1 square mile. Lots and lots of exhibits covering both the steam era and the horse powered era as well. Not all of the area are exhibits, there is camping space for those who are working or demonstrating and for visitors.
I have been asked back for next year, in fact the lady who has been tatting for the past 6-8 year has decided that with me coming she will get back into Bobbin lace and be back up for both me and P* for Bobbin Lace.