Sunday, March 04, 2007

Everybody's Tatting

Sharol tatted Easter eggs from the Big Book of Tatting by Darlene Polachic, but altered the pattern slightly to get more of an egg shape. They're really cute.

Arlene has been too busy to post for a while, but she has been tatting. She has a whole flock of butterflies to wing their way off to her exchange partners. What a delightful splash of colour they make and all of them are so different.Although Jon isn't Irish, she's done a wonderful shamrock for the Tatting Pattern Calendar. There's nothing wrong with bright green, it looks marvelous.
You all remember that Riet has thieves break into her house and steal a lot of things including a box with her newly designed tatting. This design was one of the pieces she lost, so she reconstructed it. A wonderful daisy picot bookmark.
Sharon has posted a diagram showing how the motif she used for the V-Neck might be used to make a triangular shawl. She has also posted the heart earrings she included in her newsletter.
Laura tatted Esther Paris' linked hearts from the Tatting Pattern Calendar and she's not sure what she's going to do with them. Marty injured her shoulder slightly and had to take a short break from tatting. She's back to tatting with Graciella another of Iris Niebach's doilies in more Coats machine quilting thread. She notes that it looks too busy and detracts from the design. I think the colour changes are a bit too short and it's probably better used on simpler designs. Marty also tried using it in combination with DMC size 80 and she likes this effect much more as it gave a denim effect to the lace "Design 43" from Christel Wiedmann's "Tatting, 60 Original Lace Treasures". She liked the effect so much she used the same combination for the bookmark she created out of " Design 39" from the same book. Eliz has added 5 new motives to her blog. An adaptation of the Ear of Corn bookmark done all in green, another of Jan Stawasz flowers, the Meshed Heart by Wally Sosa, Ruth's version of Jon's Daisy Picot Heart and an adaptation of an edging from an antique book that she turned into a button cross.
Melissa has finished her green silk heart and turned it into a pendant. She made a slight mistake on it even though she checked several times and was really disappointed about it when she noticed it several rings later. It still looks great and I'm sure her friend will love it.

1 comment:

daverichards said...

Hey these are wonderful...thanks for sharing all the photos...and well for some more Easter fun and spirit do drop by my blog on Easter Greetings and enjoy all the fun it's filled up with!!!