Saturday, July 26, 2014

Leaves, Motifs, Heart, Necklaces, Earrings, Easter Egg, Edging, Doilies, Snowflakes, Collar and Flowers

Jenn has chosen to tat several of Frivole's leaf patterns beginning with the Trio de Trèfles. Then she did the leaf pattern titled La Feuille Frivole. This was followed by the Dahlia Motif from the New Tatting book by Tomoko Morimoto. The Heart's Desire pattern by Susan K. Fuller has been on her "To Tat List" since she saw it shared on Facebook.

Lilas created a delicate necklace that reminds her of mint tea. It's paired with matching earrings.

Sue tatted another of Sally Kerston's Easter Egg patterns and used it as a very handy and efficient place to hang her specs.

mb duke was on vacation and discovered some tatting treasures. These charming hankies were found in an antique store n Mishawaka.

Diane decided that Letnia was too pretty to give away and so it's residing on the hutch in the dining room. Her little tatting buddies stopped by to do some tatting. Diane was looking for some instant gratification and tatted this motif from Tatting by Myra Piper. The next one she tatted didn't look quite right. Here it is with the same pattern she did earlier and it's definitely different. She did it again still working with size 20 Lizbeth, Arctic Waters. That looks more like it! Here's another 7 sided motif from the book mislabelled as a snowflake.

Fox thought Renulek's collar was going to be huge, but when she laid it on a v-necked t-shirt it's the right size for an adult garment. She's begun adding the rings and chains around the Russian design using size 30 Cebelia and this time it seems to be working.

Kristen finished the pillowcase with the Annie Orr edging and entered it in her local fair where it earned a blue ribbon. Also for the fair, she mounted the sunburst doily on a piece of white foam board and it won another blue ribbon. She whipped out this little motif to remind her sister in law how easy tatting is. This started out as a small Annie Orr motif that cupped after the first two rounds and became a flower after she apparently skipped a whole bunch of rings in the final round. (It's not a mistake, it's a design variation!) She was able to share her 3D flower with a nice Chinese lady she met on the train back from Edinburgh.

Marie made this icy, sparkly, Cool pendant with two stands of silver sewing thread. A variation of the design with more beads gave a ruffled 3D effect to this next pendant. Of course what is a pendant without matching earrings.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Motifs, Easter Egg, Collar, Doilies, Edging, Lanyard, Earrings and Pendant

Jenn tatted the Lantana Pendant by Elaine P Gan from Tatting Box on Facebook and has plans to make it again in a solid colour.

Sue tatted Sally Kerston's Easter Button Egg after she got home from being called out because of a flood in the next village.

Ancolie started doing Renulek's new collar pattern and she's already on the third row.

Diane is tatting the final round of Renulek's Letnia which she has thoroughly enjoyed, but she's ready to tat some snowflakes. She finished Renulek's Letnia and pinned it to her new blocking board. It blocked out to 16".

Fox has finished the hanky using Karey Solomon's HDT in size 40 and Mary Konior's Gossip pattern, which pressed out wonderfully. The blue hanky she did earlier would not press out neatly no matter what she did although both are the same, or maybe not. The Monster Stawasz pattern is giving her serious aggravation she's not loving the thread like she did at the start and she's already taken the scissors to it. Recognize this pattern? The monster doily is growing, but the DMC Perle is way too soft.... Have we been down this road before?

IsDihara hasn't been blogging for a while, as work has kept her busy, but in anticipation of Tat Days she's beginning a new lanyard.

Marie made a matching pair of Raindrop Earrings with two strands of metallic silver sewing thread. She had to give one of the mood stone pendants just one more tweak.

Wanda has a house project on the go that hasn't left a whole lot of energy for tatting, but she did wash out and block a doily she had done for her Mom, which had begun to look dingy.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Motifs, Edging, Earrings, Pendant and Cross

Sue tatted one of Jane Eborall's patterns, combining in Lizbeth Twirlz, with some Rainbow Taffy and White.

Fox loves DMC #12 Perle and although it's a risk to order an unfamiliar thread she is pleased with how this one is turning out. Row 1 of the hankie edging is almost done.

Marie made Dragon Tear earrings to go with the pendant using tiny teardrop beads. She made another mood stone pendant in silver with colourless beads that have a mother-of-pearl coating and named it, appropriately, Raindrops.

HisKid tatted the Katrine Cross from Tatted Bookmarks  - cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn in size 40 Lizbeth Rainbow Splash for another senior in her Sunday night group.