Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Tat It And See 2021

I thought it might be a good idea to post the introduction to the TIAS here and also as a link on the sidebar - just to get you used to where to find the links!!!  The picture is the result of the first ever TIAS which happened in 2008 (I think!).

Introduction

Welcome to this year's TIAS 2021 game.  I’m back with another game for 2021.


To those of you who have played before – welcome back.  To those of you who are new to this game – it's good to see you, welcome to the fun.


The game is a brand new pattern that I have split up into small bite sized pieces and give out every few days.  This allows you to complete each part wherever you are in the world and whether you're working, retired or coping with young children!!  There will only be a few elements of the pattern to work each time and you can always leave it to do whenever you like.  Oh, the fun part is that you don't know what you're making!!!  Nearly forgot to tell you that.  That’s why it’s called ‘The Tat It And See’ (TIAS).  As usual there is no sign up required to take part and I don't keep a record of how many people take part except by numbering the final pictures on the last part.  This year I’ve added a few suggestions for techniques which may be useful.  These are just suggestions, though, and not compulsory.


To make this game more interesting I ask you to send in comments, pictures of work in progress and anything else you can think of during the game.  Guesses are always welcome too.  This is not 'compulsory' but really adds to the enjoyment for everyone!  I will add pictures and comments to the Tat It And See blog which is here.  Any private comments will be kept out of the blog but please let me know if there is something you don't want published!!!  Anonymity is respected if that is what you wish.  In that case then please just send me your 'made up' name with each picture and comment.  You are also welcome to send in links to blogs if you wish people to visit your TIAS there but you'll have to let me know when you've posted so I can add the link to the TIAS blog!  


If you post to Facebook then please bear in mind that I probably won’t pick up on your post so please send to me as well.  Not everybody is on Facebook or visits it very often.  My email address is lovetotat@gmail.com.  


I use Google translate for any pieces in other languages (welcome back to the Hungarian and Polish tatters from the last TIAS) so please bear with me if they don’t ‘quite’ make sense!!! 


Anybody who can manage the basic ring, chain and split rings should be able to complete this pattern which will be written in my usual style of text and diagrams - see examples on my website here.


I will be available to give help at all times – except during sleeping hours.


For this year's TIAS you will need two balls of size 20 thread (a darker one and a lighter one), 2 shuttles and 3 of size 10 or 11 seed beads.  To check the size of your beads you can add them to a thread and measure them.  When you have 11 beads to an inch of thread then you have a size 11 bead - similar with size 10! 


To start day 1 you will need two shuttles.  Shuttle 1 will have 5 yards of thread and shuttle 2 will have 3½ yards.


There will be three parts to this TIAS and quantities for the other parts will be given later.


Happy TIAS to all!!  


Let the fun begin – starting date will be Tuesday 12th January 2021.




22 comments:

Lelia said...

I am so looking forward to participating!!!
Thx ; )

Jolimama said...

Nagyon-nagyon köszönöm, hiányzott a játék, várom :) 🧡

picotsnkeys said...

This will be great fun! Thank you!!

Question: To start with, do we use the same color on each shuttle? Or wind shuttle 1 with one color and shuttle 2 with the other?

Jane Eborall said...

Picotsnkeys - two different colours would be better or I’d have said to wind CTM. There will be further details closer to the start time.

Rose Anne B said...

OHHHH OHHHH OHHHHH I'm so very very excited you are so generous with your time, creativity and patterns doing this for us! THANK YOU!!!!! ������

Phyllis said...

Thank you for hosting a TIAS again. Sure have missed starting the year off with Tatting from you. Biting at the bit. Had same question as Picotsnkeys. Great minds think alot. Does it matter if which color (dark/light) we have what shuttles or is that part of the fun?

Jane Eborall said...

Phyllis I’ll be updating more towards the time but light on the shuttle one and dark on the shuttle two would be good. More to come!!!

Jane Eborall said...

I’ll be adding more details closer to the time, Phyllis but light on shuttle one and dark on shuttle two would be good.

Ladytats said...

Awesome Jane! you have made so many pretty things that we have had to guess. That is part of the fun and it seems to be a tradition to start the year with your TIAS.
I am looking forward to it and to all the comments and participants final versions. They are just as much fun as your pattern

Anne-Marie said...

Ah! Now I understand why 2020 was such a bad year !It's because we haven't had our TIAS ! I am very happy TIAS begins again....Thanks Jane !!

linda said...

Love to tat with you and others again. Linda

linda said...

Love to be tatting with you again Linda

Lavi said...

Thank you so much for making a new TIAS! I have watched from the sidelines until now but should really join in this time!

Jane Eborall said...

Hope to see you in my inbox when we get going, Lavi.

shannon_in_love said...

I am SSSOOOOOOO excited to do this!!!! I have been out of the tatting loop for so long!!! This is a sign that I need to tat more....I got so excited!!!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait. I look forward to it.
Elizabeth

Pigmini said...

Oooh.... Who didn't get their guesses over the years?? Well I didn't!! LOL. So maybe it's my Elephants Foot Umbrella Stand this year!! ROFL

Can't wait to start!1. Will go find beads, thread, and shuttles!

Bluff City Tatter said...

Thank you so much. I'm so excited to be participating in my first TIAS.

tatkrazy said...

Thanks Jane, looking forward to another TIAS!

Cozy said...

So excited! WOOT! I have a couple of questions:

Wind 5 yards of one colour to Sh1 and 2½ yards of the other colour to Sh2

1. Does it matter which one has the light color and which the dark?

2. Which shuttle is which? Do I start the rings with shuttle 1?

3. Are the 3 beads threaded onto one of the shuttles, which one?

Jane Eborall said...

Sorry, Cozy - couldn’t find your question immediately!!! Getting used to using two browsers and two accounts!!!
I would suggest the lighter colour for shuttle 1. Start with the shuttle 1 for the rings. The beads aren’t needed for quite a while so don’t worry about them!!!! It will all become clear in the end!!! Promise!!!

Cozy said...

thank you for the answers, now I can start! :)