My Free Patterns

Due to reasons that I am not sure of at this time, my file-sharing account where I keep my free patterns has been closed. To avoid any confusion I have removed all the tabs in this blog that list my free patterns. Please bear with me while I figure out the next steps.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Almost done with Summer

I had to put aside Renulek's Summer doily for almost three weeks to prepare for the craft demo at Spotlight.  I was already at Round 9 at that time. With that over, I am able to continue with it,

I made slight changes to the final few rounds;

Looking at it now, I am not sure if the dark grey fits in in the final round, but I am going to keep going with it and just want to get this done so I can work on something new.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

A New Chapter Added

I have been rather busy the past month and did not have time to update this blog.  Those who are following my Facebook page may already have some ideas of what it is all about. I hope to summarise much of what has happened in this blog update.

In short, Spotlight, the Australian arts and craft store, had announced through their FB and website, the opening of an outlet in Malaysia. It is going to be their first outlet in Malaysai.  The nearest outlet before this is in Singapore.  A few week before the opening, a member of Spotlight team contacted our local craft guild, the Arts & Craft Guild,KL & Selangor, inviting members to submit a propsal for conducting craft classes at the new outlet. I made a sample of tatting for the store to display.  The thread used is Milford, which is being sold in Spotlight.


After a series of meeting, everything was set up and we were ready for the opening, which was on 12th July. I will be teaching tatting, naturally.  As part of the launch a number of Guild members put up demos of crafts where classes will be offered at Spotlight.  They have provided two classrooms for the instructors.
The instructors
No more words - photos are easier to the eyes than reading. So, here are the crafts in the planned classes:
Tatting
Wire Jewelry
Felt craft
Paper craft (back) and Plushies (foreground)
Crochet
Ribbon Embroidery
I received much interest in tatting when I was doing the tatting demo. There were the usual comments of " .. had done this before", "It was so long ago that I had forgotten how" and the " .... dying art".  But there are a good number of genuine interest from younger visitore, and one lady wanted to learn so that she can re-connect with her late mother who tatted.

The highlight of the two days was when a very special visitor stopped to look at my tatting - a princess no less! We had a short chat about tatting when she told me that she needletats and I said I could teach her how to use the shuttle if she would like, :-)
A very special visitor was interested in my tatting
The next steps would be to prepare for classes - samples, notes, tools, etc.  I think it is going to be a wonderful experience.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Summer is progressing well.

Just completed Round 7 of my Renulek's Summer Doily.  This is a quick tat for me.

And these are the colours for the next few rounds.  I might even consider the dark grey again, though I cannot yet see where and how it will be added in.

The colours on my computer screen does not do justice to the colours in real life.  
Thread used is Olympus Gold Label #40.  Colour codes are:
Yellow - 520
Blue - 364
Dark Grey - 455
Light Red - 104
Baby Pink - 102
Teal Green - 221
Lavender light - 672
The Purple for the next round- 654