Pompey Tatters started way back in 1985 with six members who initially met in Heather Priseman's living room. As the group grew a new venue was needed and they now meet in the Buckland Community Centre, Portsmouth, on the 4th Wednesday of the month between 2.00 and 4pm.
Over the years the group, under Heather's guidance, has taken part in various Summer Fairs showing displays of work and demonstrating how to tat. In October 2005 Heather put on a lovely exhibition of work in Emsworth Museum.
As well as the monthly meetings, Pompey Tatters hold an annual Tatting Day in Portsmouth, and members from the other groups in the South visit us. There is usually a very good supplier and someone will give a workshop or demonstration so we can all learn something new.
Anyone who is interested in attending our meetings will be most welcome. For more details please Contact Us.
Finally, why the name? Pompey is an affectionate nickname for Portsmouth, invented by the naval community who have played an important role here for hundreds of years. For more information visit www.welcometoportsmouth.co.uk.
Close to Portsmouth harbour, this was the home of W. L. Wyllie, the top marine artist of his time. He lived from 1851-1931 and painted many famous sailing ships.
Here is a symbol of modern Portsmouth - the Spinnaker Tower, designed as a millennium project. It is on Gunwharf Quays at the centre of the regenerated harbour area. Heather has designed a tatted Spinnaker.