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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Motifs, Bracelet, Necklaces, Earrings, Heart, Doilies, Edging, Pendants, Seahorse, Bookmarks and Horse

Jenn participated in a tatting tool exchange and was delighted with the gifts she received which included a tiny crochet hook with an attached motif.

Muskaan continued playing with a tatted braid and converted a macrame pattern to something she is calling a mac-tatted braid. This one was made into a bracelet. She has added the instructions for making it onto her blog.



Lilas made this new bracelet design with the first flower of the previous pattern and it makes the sixteenth piece of jewelry for the 25 motif challenge.

Cigdem finished a new original tatting necklace and earrings set using the "Lacy Life Swirl" motifs. It was shuttle tatted with polyester, metallic, silk threads combination and silver night color Swarovski crystals in different sizes.


Lelia tatted the Split Ring Tatted Heart designed by Georgia Seitz, in Yarnplayer's HDT thread in a very yummy colour.

Diane had ten girls show up for tatting on the porch and while they worked so did Diane and now she only has eight pattern repeats to go on round 8. She'd ready for round 9.


Fox tatted Bremen designed by Adelheid Dangela  from “Occhi Patchwork” and it's two inches across, tatted with Sulky thread. She wanted to tat this Pomegranate design by Anne Orr, which she had seen on a hankie on Frivole’s blog. One of Karey Solomon’s HDTs size 40 blends yellow, light rose, blue and green which are the same shades as the threads embroidered on the hankie. She's using Mary Konior’s Gossip pattern and hoping that she has enough thread, but if not she'll use another thread for the second row. Barntrup designed by Adelheid Dangela,  from “Occhi Patchwork” is about two inches across in size 60 thread. She is wondering how you tat the central row of the Bremen motif and not have it get all out of shape?





Kristen found going by train is a great way to travel and tat as she worked on Marilee Rockley's Arches doily.

Margaret found this brooch in the market in Frome and finally got a chance to embellish it with tatting using Lizbeth size 20 Purple Splendor and that finishes a second round of 25 motifs. Now she's on to her third. She is working on the 8th round of Renulek's Summer Doily and when it's done she plans to start on the collar.



Marie created a diamond pendant to match the Pinky earrings. Her latest design, uses a mood stone (remember those?) and makes a pendent that is 1 1/4" X 2 ", tatted with two strands of metallic sewing thread. Here is the same pendant with a little "mood" change. Here's the same design with a little tweaking.




Michelle participated in a little "Art Fair" where she sold some of her tatted items. Interestingly enough the dreamcatchers weren't the big hit she thought they would be, but the note cards were.

Phyllis tatted some presents. An ink pen insert using the pattern from last years Tat Days, which consists of three rows of split rings joined together to make a tube, done in her own HDT. The seahorse earrings were a request from a family member and done in HDT she found on Etsy. The pattern is also from Tat Days.

Sue did the Maria cross from Tatted Bookmarks  - cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn in size 40 Lizbeth Antique Violet Med.  A second test tat of the Butterfly Carousel from Elaine P. Gan from Test Tatters on Facebook, with a slight variation, done in size 40 Queen Anthias and variegated greens from Tat-ilicious.


Wanda tatted Horse (Foal) from Inga Madsen's book "Tatted Animals" with Lizbeth Silver #605 and Mocha Brown Dk #692, size 20 and she plans on turning it into a scene with flowers and stuff, but she's not sure exactly what.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Bracelet, Necklaces, Dog, Motifs, Flowers, Doilies, Heart, Edging, Collar, Pendants, Earrings, Bookmarks and Angels

Muskaan was inspired by this bracelet made by UshaKota when she converted a macramé pattern into tatting. She has posted step by step instructions of her own journey in playing with directional changes.


Lilas used 3 small motifs to create a unique necklace for her sister's birthday.

mb duke made the Dog pattern from Inge Madsen's Tatted Animals book in Lizbeth Arctic Waters in size 40 and attached it to a t-shirt. Perfect for a little boy.

Lelia met with the Tollway tatters and was dazzled by how effortlessly Marilee tatted up this piece. Carrie whipped up one of her notecards. The doily is, of course, Diane's in progress, Letnia. Sue Anna amazed everyone with her shuttle collection. Lelia worked on the Split Ring Heart by Georgia Seitz, but having a bandaid on a damaged finger meant a lot of unsightly gaps, so she started it again.






Ginny has the Spring Doily finally done and used a bazillion pins to block it out. Now she's looking forward to tatting the Summer Doily.


Diane's students were privileged to meet up with Marilee and Sue Anna for tatting time on the front porch. Diane is almost halfway finished with round 8 of Renulek's Letnia. She also worked some more on her hanky edging in Lizbeth Twirlz. She likes the thread and the pattern, just maybe not together.



Fox has round 3 of the collar done. This pattern designed by Karey Solomon from her
Doily Delights book was tatted in Anchor Mercer #40 and Karey Solomon’s HDT #40 thread. She changes out the motif that graces her car several times a year and she choose this recently completed one for this change.



Margaret added her 3D pattern for a Lacy Orchid Pendant to her Etsy shop.

Marie used two strands of Coats and Clark sewing thread, pink and rose colored beads and gold-filled earwires to make these Pinky Earrings. An exchange brought her lots of tatting goodies including a scissors fob from a pattern by Jon in her book, Tatting with Rings.  


Michelle made a dreamcatcher pendant for her daughter, who really wanted a bookmark so with the addition of a tassel, the pendant done in Blue ice, size 20, was converted to a bookmark. The bookmark was so well received that she did some more in Herbal Garden, Blue Ice, Blue River Glades all size 20. She thought the feather charm was too big for the dreamcatcher earrings and Fox suggested using beads instead. Worked in vintage size 80 thread, it looks like a winner to me! Grape Splash and Sea Green DK were used for these pendant size dreamcatchers.




Phyllis has angels on her mind, since her husband has a goal of selling 100 tatted angels with 75% of the profits going to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Children's Hospital of Atlanta, and UCLA cardiac unit.

Sue tatted Garden Cross from Tatted Bookmarks Needle & Shuttle Edited by Barbara Foster in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion. Helene from Tatted Bookmarks - cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn is worked in in size 40 Lizbeth, Niagara Falls.


Wanda has completed all of the triangles which was very tedious as each round motif was completed and joined to the triangle with bare thread which resulted in a very pretty effect but torturous to make as each one had to be worked carefully without pulling the triangles out of shape. The triangles have been joined by a row of split rings in white and now she has to decide if she should add something to the centre and, if so, in white or red? And then what about adding to the outside?