Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Doilies, Bookmarks, Cupcakes, Motifs, Hat, Edgings, Easter Eggs

Batty Tatter is half way through row 8 of Renulek's spring doily and it's laying nicely flat.

Erisnyx used Lizbeth size 20, #135 and #680 to make the Spiral Bookmark pattern by Gina for her cousin's birthday. The bookmark pattern from The Complete Book of Tatting, by Rebecca Jones is done in Lizbeth size 80, #111 and #104 for her sister's birthday. Jon Yusoff's Chinese Coin Bookmark was done in Lizbeth size 20, #100. Jane Eborall's Flowery SCMR bookmark was tatted with Lizbeth size 20, #621 and #684. She used size 10 thread to make the cupcake from Be-Stitched for her grandmother's birthday. Another variation of the cupcake with a split ring candle was tatted in Lizbeth size 20, #131, #688, #142 with the flame done in a yellow DMC Cébélia and was made for her friend's birthday. This Rose Star from Be-Stitched was tatted in Lizbeth size 20, #100.

Lilas tried out a technique for isolated rings from Edwige Renaudin’s book la frivolité aux navettes.

Sue is started on the sides of the crown of her hat and bit by bit it's growing.

Diane snipped off the mistake she made and finally finished Round 4 of Marilee Rockley's "Arches" doily. Peyton finished six rings, and now she's ready to tat a ring and chain pattern. 4th grader Zoe tatted 12 inches over the weekend.

Fox started this little motif trying out the new Slider shuttle. Fox was at loose ends after she finished the Spring Doily and she began auditioning edgings like the white and green sample tatted in Lizbeth #40 but it felt like twine. The Susanne Schwenke design, and the blue on the left were too busy for a hanky. She settled on this pattern from Bessie M. Attenborough’s The Craft of Tatting done in Sulky. The Lucky Clover doily hasn't been so lucky and the second row has been started over several times. The edging is progressing although she's working in Sulky Blendable, in 12 weight which is very fine. She was not pleased with the curved edge of the hankie and none of the borders attempted worked because of it, so she snipped the scalloped edge off and now it's working. The motif she started is finished, as is Fox, after hours of trying to straighten out her blog address, which has now been changed to,, so if you have it bookmarked you'll want to update the address.

Marie doesn't remember where this pattern came from, but it's tatted in size 20 crochet cotton.

HisKid tatted Five Petal Pendant from Yarnplayer's Up and Tat' Em book in size 60 Flame Lantana HDT from Tatskool, with Swarovski Elements Fire Opal Bicone beads.

Wanda's version of an egg tree, with bunny faces and baskets on it, used the  Rainbow Splash Easter eggs she made. She shared the Easter pins she made with her family.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hat, Hairclips, Peacock, Teapot, Motifs and Doily

Sue has made progress on her hat which looks blue in this picture, although it's really cream.

Phyllis did a whole collection of tatted hairclips while she was on her holidays using either size 10 or 20 Lizbeth or hand dyed threads by her or Jess. The peacock is the project she worked on while on the plane and it's from the book OCCHI Schiffchenspitze Frivolite by Leopold Stocker Verlag worked in size 20 Lizbeth in Fern Green Med. and Blue River Glades. Her four Tat Days quilt blocks are now complete, pressed and will be put in an envelope and mailed.

Kristen did half of a Lyn Morton pattern, in size 3 Lizbeth and decided size 3 wasn't for her. She started Jon Yusoff's Quantiesque Snowflake and decided that she wasn't happy with size 10 Lizbeth, but didn't figure that out until she had already filled the shuttle with it. She started on another of the mignonette doilies but they are are really aggravating to make when your rings won't close properly so you have to pull really hard hoping the thing will budge just a bit and instead the thread breaks. So all in all, she hasn't been tatting much lately.

HisKid tatted Mary Konior's Flower Patch from Tatting with Visual Patterns in size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bracelet, Hat, Heart, Necklace, Butterfly, Doilies, Motifs, Cross, Angel and Edging

Lilas used DMC Cébélia 30 gemstone and rocaille beads to make this bracelet.

Sue has more work done on her hat. She's slowly progressing and re-filling her shuttles as they empty.

Aysh has been tatting with beads, something that used to terrify her, but she's been practicing with this little pattern.

Cigdem was one of the featured artists participating 43rd Bayou City Arts Festival in Houston. Symphony is one of her new designs tatted with two strands of polyester threads in blue and pale silver color with fire polished opaque Amazon blue rondelle, fresh water pearl, fire polished faceted black diamond crystals and faceted round smoky quartz beads. In round 3, genuine Amazonite are used in the focal motif.

mb duke used Modge Podge to glue a tatted motif to a round, glass disk found in the mosaics section at Michaels, added a magnet to the back and put it on her refrigerator. More Modge Podge was used to affix a tatted butterfly to a plain ceramic tile and then a plate hanger was used to hang it on the wall.

Grace finished off a WIP, a design by Patricia Rizzo worked in size 10 Lizbeth, it's ecru and she thinks Purple Splendor. She also did the Tudor rose by Rosemarie Peel.

Diane had 37 students for the after school tatting class, where they had a lot of fun, and Diane managed to get lots of pictures. The Arches doily has another round finished.  She was making progress on Arches, but cut it off before the round was finished and has to start it again. More students are making progress on their tatting.

Fox finished the Spring Doily 2014 design by Renulek. It's 14 inches across done in size 80 Lizbeth and Perfect Quilter. She used beads on 4 rows.

Marie tatted around this stone and it reminds her her of a church window. This cross was done in size 40 Lizbeth thread, Jungle Green using a pattern called Camilla. The angel is by Rita called, Rita's Angel and was made with Lizbeth, size 20, Grape dk, white, and gold. Using up left-over, Lizbeth twisted thread on a shuttle, she tatted part of Mary Konior's Masquerade.

Martha has been swept up in the need to tat Renulek's Spring doily. Having been bitten by the bug, she decided to go with a different colour scheme, only to find that she liked the first one better.

HisKid did Vine Medallion No. 40 from Tatting with Anne Orr in size 3 Corsage HDT from Marilee which she plans on using as a small doily. In contrast, this is Rose Medallion # 39 from Tatting with Anne Orr tatted in size 40 Fairy Dust HDT from Tat-ilicious, and Lizbeth Lilac Med. here they are together for comparison. She got Corsage HDT from Marilee and has been tatted everything for herself in it.  This long strange looking piece will be a bracelet when she's finished practicing pearl tatting.  The other is random tatting which is now a candle coaster.

Wanda's mother asked her to decorate 2 bags to be used as gifts. Both have been done with a teacup theme.