Mark has been busy making costumes, but he squeaked out enough time to create a split ring ground diamonds in the center with a row of ring and chains and an outer row of zigzag chain with rings thrown on either side strip of tatting to be used on a cell phone cover. He'll be teaching it at the Spring Fling in April.
Kathy has 2 new motives posted. The first is a pattern from the September 1954 Workbasket and she used Rainbow Linen thread for it, which she found difficult to use. I don't think I've ever heard anyone find linen thread easy to work with in shuttle tatting. The second motif is from the October 1950 Workbasket and it was done in size 40 Olympus thread.
Elizabeth has been incredibly busy since the challenge started in August. A new baby when you already home school 2 little ones will do that, so it's taken her a while to get going but now that she's found some time she has posted her first 7 motives. She began with a ring and chain doodle of her own design in a lovely variegated pink thread, next is a blue edging from a Mildred Shire Clark video and a fan in matching blue from Craftown.com, then a pair of purple medallions from the DMC Tatting booklet, followed by a bright yellow medallion and edging also from the DMC booklet.
Laura show us just how durable tatting is. This towel with the hen and chicks edging is over 75 years old. More work has been done on the friendship doily as Laura adds her round to Elizabeth's. LaRae's Wordless Wednesday shows a cute guy with aspirations to be a fireman. Are all firemen this cute?
Charlene continues with the TAST challenge with some work on CQ hearts.