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Ring of Tatters News

July 2021 New Ring of Tatters Website

As you have no doubt noticed, this website has a new look! The look of the website was made more modern and the structure was altered, to make it easier to find things.

There are more changes to come: not all the content has been moved to the new site, and there will be more features and content.

Yet to be moved over:

  • Reports from local tatting groups
  • Reports from Exhibitions
  • Archive of Ring of Tatters Competitions
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We apologise for the length of time it has taken to get the website updated; we have had issues with website editing for quite a while now, but these are now resolved, and we hope you like the new look.

Comments, suggestions and contributions are very welcome! Please contact the website editor (Sharon Curtis) at webeditor@ringoftatters.org.uk.

February 2021 New Committee Members

We are delighted to welcome three volunteers who joined the committee at the beginning of this year:

  • Angela Cammish - Secretary
  • Charlotte Cane - Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Sharon Curtis - Website

We now have a full committee!

Tatting News

June 2021 The Queen's Birthday Honours
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There were several arts and crafts makers awarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours. In particular, Judith Connors was honoured for her service to the creative arts, particularly as a tatter and lace maker. Judith was a founder of the Queensland Tatters.

December 2020 Loss of Gary Houtz

Gary Houtz, one of the shuttle brothers, passed away peacefully in December 2020, due to COVID-19. He will be greatly missed, not just by Randy and his family, but throughout the tatting world. He had been tatting since 1974 and together with his brother, did a lot to popularise the SCMR (Self-Closing Mock Ring) technique.