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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Cyrie Wilson

Cyrie Wilson (Pixiedustdevil, #6941) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Expert Level Tatting Merit Badge!

“First I made a bunch of snowflakes from 2 different patterns.

A friend of mine commented on my tatting; she knew how to tat with a shuttle, but not a needle. She made the suggestion that I teach a basic tatting class.

To make a long story short, an announcement was made that I would be teaching needle tatting. Ten people signed up. I made copies of the instructions and wrote an easy pattern for them to learn.

In the end, 6 people showed up (those who couldn’t made appointments), and the class lasted 4 hours!

It was difficult to teach a class, but luckily, my friend was in it, picked the instructions up quickly, and helped me walk around and help people who were lost. I didn’t have time to take pictures.

They requested that I teach 2 more classes on how to tat a snowflake and starch the snowflakes. I haven’t set a date yet.”


  1. Cindi says:

    Congratulations on a badge well deserved! The patience and dexterity needed for this beautiful craft seems lost to time as much as the craft itself. Bravo for keeping it alive. We can learn much from these time treasured arts ~ and probably support the reading glasses industry for some time 🙂

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Gorgeous, Cyrie, absolutely gorgeous!! They will make special gifts as well as fantastic Christmas tree decorations.

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