Saturday, April 18, 2015

Doilies, Necklace, Earrings, Lanyard and Bookmarks

Lelia enjoyed the Indiana Lace Day where Carol brought her tatted Tardis doily. Diane showed off the work on her Jan Stawasz "Masterpiece" doily and Renulek's Spring doily. Marilee wore a colourful necklace and  tatted earrings she made. Sue Anna was using Patti Duff's beaded lanyard pattern with a smaller size bead. There was a bowl of embellished paper clips to choose from + a chapter pin to select from when they arrived at the door.






Cindy found round 10 of Wiosna relaxing, easy to tat, and a wonderful round to use the variegated thread that took about 8 hours to tat. There are times when variegated thread throws the shape or balance of the doily off, and it sometimes makes her think she made an error somewhere.


Diane got a little bit more done on her Jan Stawasz doily. She also spared some time for Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. Just a little more and this Spinning Wheel will be done.




Fox has given up on the hat since it refuses to curve into a cap and she has declared it a trivet and gifted it to a young couple who just became engaged. The progress of the Fikkert piece is moving slowly as these little ovals aren't fun to do and there are such a lot of them.



Sue has 7 triangles done for a cross she's working on, but the last ring broke as she was closing it so she put it aside for now. This cross is done and waiting for her thumb to heal before she tries using a needle to finish it off, another cross is started and she has more done on her doily.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Earrings, Doilies, Heart, Edging, Motifs, Necklaces, Headbands and Bookmarks

Sue is tatting Corina Meyfeldt's Wave Earrings.

Diane needed a break from the large doilies she is working on so she went to her old standby, Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. This time she's using size 10 thread and being careful so that she doesn't end up with any funny bumps in it.


Fox now has time to concentrate of this lovely piece. In spite of that she found herself buying some perle #8 thread to tat a Jan Stawasz cap for her little seven month old cousin.


Jenn decided to tat the Happy Heart pattern from Frivole's blog and finally figured out how to do the Catherine-Wheel join.

Kristen was having trouble settling on what to tat next and has been trying out some things like Mark Myers Pattern Edging #1, which includes a zig-zag chain in the middle. This motif was actually made by continuing "Block and Clover Edge" around for an extra clover and two extra blocks which gave her some insight into block tatting.


Lilas has been trying out twisted chains that are used in both macrame and tatting. There's an S twist and a Z twist.


Margaret made the pendant from the book Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff, using the first pattern called Kincir. She made the earrings to match in Lizbeth size 20 in Purple Splendor and white.


Marie emptied her shuttle tatting another pattern from Marilee Rockley's Beaded Tatting Finery. Her doily is growing larger.


Muskaan changed the purpose of her lace and needed to tat an extra repeat on each one so she got down to work. Then she got sidetracked by Ninetta's folding rings and had to try it out. She switched to size 40 thread intending to make a proper 3D flower, with a brown centre & yellow petals. She played around folding each ring differently. Then she made 3 concentric/onion rings in 2 colours and folded them over and it looked like a pendant. Then she switched ideas again and worked on tatting floating rings.








Wanda decided to "shop her stash" and selected some paper stock cut in an oval, punched holes around the outside and used Lizbeth Ecru #603 in size 20 to tat around the outside making a paper and lace Easter egg. She tatted around buttons and added then to headbands as gifts for Easter. Tatting around buttons also makes simple paperclip bookmarks. This cross is made in Lizbeth #115 Springtime in size 20 and she thinks she should have joined each arm to the centre in more than one place.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Doilies, Edgings, Cross, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklaces, Easter egg, Motifs and Butterfly

Dorota finished her heart doily and has posted the pattern for the edging of the heart row on her blog. She has also tried out some edgings she wants to use and has been experimenting with different orientations.




Gwen was the lucky recipient of a tatted cross from Sue (HisKid) which she mounted in a Lucite frame to display it.

Julie was working through the the Tat-Along of the Little Lace Mat by Norma Benporath and has the second round done in Lizbeth size 40 colours 646 and 647.

Sue finished her bracelet and earrings done in Wildflower Garden and loves the spring look of them.

Cigdem made this square motif necklace based on a machine embroidery design and it's tatted in Lizbeth thread with jet black faceted beads and a has a matching pair of earrings. The bracelet and ring design is another variation of the design. Natural Leopard Skin Jasper has been encapsulated by tatting in Turkish (Altin Basak) gold and charcoal colour polyester thread with faceted crystals to make this charming set.




mb duke has added tatting to colourful Easter eggs to make an interesting display basket.

Lelia is looking forward to the Indiana Lace day and has made some bags for the event.


Nancy has 2 yards of lace done and usually, if she makes a mistake, she just undoes the lace, but not this time where there is a mistake of this size this far back, where it needed to be cut and patched.

Cindy found the round 9 is taking a very long time, but it's coming. It's lovely to behold, now that it's done and it matches the spring colours of her Easter eggs. She's thinking that the next row might be a good place to use her variegated thread again.



Diane is moving right along with her doily and this round is almost done. Round 8 of Renulek's Spring Doily is finally done. Round 9 is just started. She found keeping track of which chains had picots and which did not, so she decided to put picots on all the chains for this round of the Stawasz doily. She was enthralled with the Easter eggs on Renulek's blog and ordered two in each colour, so she could share a set with her friend.






Fox is on the last row of Wiosna 2015 and hoping to finish off the size 40 Lizbeth thread. She needed a break from huge doilies and decided to tat this motif, that's part of a large mat, in blue. She loves the fern like shapes but found it fussy to tat. At long last all 17 inches of the Wiosna 2015 doily is finished. Now she's on to the Ben Fikkert pattern.




Jenn has been working through some Inkscape tutorials on preparing visual drawings. She tatted some more flowers while watching the kids play at the park. She also tried out Joelle Paulson's Papillon pattern, but lost count of the stitches and she'll be doing it again in a finer thread.



Kristen gives us a peek at a large project she has been working on. She found Pineapple Heaven by Dorthea Albee and fell in love with the large black and white picture shown next to the small version. The pattern wasn't given for the large version but the picture was detailed enough and could be enlarged enough so that she could figure it out. Here's the gorgeous final results.






Lilas used a section of a design from the Priscilla Tatting Book to make these earrings. Red polyester thread, Miyuki seed beads and pink pearl rose quartz for this set. This set has gray polyester thread, metal Miyuki seed beads and freshwater pearls. Blue polyester thread, Miyuki seed beads are matched with lapis lazuli. The final set is made with white polyester, pink Miyuki seed beads and pink crystals.





Margaret had a lovely Red Admiral butterfly stop to look at her craft table and paused long enough to get it's picture taken.

Marie is working on her Jan Stawasz doily. The variegated peach and sea foam green combination reminds her of a coral reef and they are two of her favourite colours. She needed to use up some extra thread on a shuttle and tatted this pattern from  Marilee's new book, Beaded Tatting Finery. Her doily is progressing. Here it is with a few more rounds.





Martha has been adding extra challenges since she completed her first 25 Motif Challenge and the current one is to tat designs from some vintage books like these motifs from Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2.

Muskaan was working on Renulek’s Wiosna Doily 2015 and got to a point where she thought of stopping. Then she tried some variations of colours to see how they looked.






Wanda went through a lot of work to find attractive ways to show off her embellished lamp shades, finally settling on dressed up cans as a base, but they didn't give off a lot of light, just a subtle glow. The goblet gave off more light and added an interesting pattern on the shade.