We had our meet at a fast-food outlet (not mentioning the name here, but you'll know from the pictures). When I arrived, at least three were already there. Some I have not met in person, only through the different online groups, but somehow I just know who they are. Haven't you experienced that sometimes?
I brought with me some shuttles and thread, lots of tatting books and a small booklet that I prepared for the beginners. Started with introducing the double stitch and was happy to see that all of them managed to get it although at different level of capabilities.
I finally met Surya of Sunshine Crafts for the first time though I have visited her blog many times. We had a customer of the outlet who came over to see what we were doing and stayed on to learn some tatting.
Here are some photos taken during the gathering.
|Surya is the one with tatting in her hands|
|Zalita (left) tatted left-handed but managed to follow my right-handed instructions, seen here with Umi (centre) and Zunaidah (right) and Mikko (stooping over)|
|Surya, K Nora and her sister with Zarina's HDT on the table|
|Showing the flip to Bee and Ina (both seated)|
|Rozi (left) managed to pick up tatting from online videos and produced some lovely pieces . Naza (right) caught the concept of the ds quite quickly too.|
|... as did Fid (left) and Mikko (right)|
|I was unravelling a thread to show the different plies in the tatting thread.|
|Zarina taking a look at an Aero Shuttle|