Eliz started college this summer and didn't have a lot of time for tatting. She's squeezing in the online tatting class and plans to tat more motives this year. She did manage to launch another tatter off into her own tatting adventure this year. We all do our bit to addict more people, don't we?
Wendy has been enjoying some camping and some glorious scenery. Her photo album is sporting a length of variegated pink edging along with a number of other creations. Her 8th motif is almost 2 yards of variegated yellow edging. The "salesman's samples" of tatting shows an assortment of laces and prices for each circa 1900. Wendy's 9th edging deciphered from the salesman's sampler is included on her blog and was done with vintage thread, but she finds it to floppy. Can you imagine tatting this for 55 cents a yard?
Dawn posted a picture of the tatted edging she did for her daughter's blouse. It's very pretty.The Forever Young doily she made using size 10 South Maid in green was given to her aunt. Dawn also tatted Martha Ess' Butterfly in variegated yellow and purple pearl cotton size 8 and then did it again in 3 strands of DMC and both are roughly the same size. Eva Shock's Butterfly with needle lace was tatted in (Ne 10/2 100% Algodao Mercerizado Rubi Brilhante) which is equivalent to a size 10 crochet cotton. Marty has had surgery on her left hand and won't be tatting for a while. She has posted a picture of the labels on the Signature thread which she uses for tatting. It's a very fine sewing thread and called a trilobal polyester and Marty comments that it stretches if you tat tightly.
Sherry pulled out some tatted pieces that she made years ago. It's nice to look back every once in a while and remember that pieces we have created. The oval doily platter Sherry created is looking wonderful and it will look even better with another firing, if it survives.Sherry used some of Marilee's hand dyed thread in size 80 and tatted over some heavy duty nylon coated stainless steel wire to create this beautiful grapes/lilacs necklace.