Fareham, Hampshire, May 2007

An unusual event for the Pompey Tatters - they were invited to display their tatting at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, held from the 24th to 26th May at the Fernham Hall, Fareham. There were displays of other knotting crafts too, such as macrame and fly-tying. Also a display of lace and a demonstration of spinning.
This is part of the display from the West Country knotters. To find out more about the group and knot tying in general, visit the IGKT website.
It is quite interesting to see the wide range of items they make, from earrings (like us) to bags, to chunky nautical gear.
One visitor to Fareham, Lily Morales, had come all the way from California! Lily's name is familiar to many tatters around the world through her participation in email lists and Georgia's online tatting classes. At the Show she displayed both tatting and knots. See her website for some unusual patterns.
    This framed doyley was added to Lily's stand. It was worked by the mother of one of the knotters when she was 90!
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