Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dragons, Teddy Bears and Motifs

Heather used a green variegated sewing thread for this motif and worked with a size 8 needle. She mixed it with white sewing thread because it was hard to see. It looks very delicate.
Alan is working on his Christmas tatting with this snowflake from "Tatting, Doilies, and Edgings" in Flora #20.
Jeanne is working her way through TIAS 4 but she didn't have 3 shades of the same colour so she's working with 3 colours instead. It will be interesting to see how it works out.
Nita posted her TIAS 4 pictures and it looks like she too is using 3 colours instead of 3 shades of colour. I wonder what it will turn out to be? Nita won blue ribbons at the Los Angeles County Fair for this little needle felted that she dressed in tatting. Another blue ribbon went to this Celtic doily that she used hand dyed thread from Marilee Rockley to create. Her tatted hot air balloon with the needle felted bear only merited a red ribbon. Congratulations Nita.
Iris has been invited by Lacis Lace Museum in Berkeley in California in February next year to teach tatting for different classes, from beginners to advanced. Congratulations, Iris, we're sure the classes will be thrilled to have you.

Jeff managed to get all three dragons into his mug. They look sensational. He's working on Sherry's TIAS 4 but no pictures of it yet.

Diane has tatted a length of Mary Konior's "Hedgerow" is from Tatting in Lace, and she shows us her new book Boutique Tatting.
Jon is wondering how to reduce reuse and recycle tatting materials.
Laura is wondering what the TIAS will end up being.
Marilee has Sugar Maple HDT ready and her "Beginning Bead Tatting" made it to the "Bead & Button" events calendar. Congratulations!
Mary is finishing up her fair entries and hasn't had time to post about Palmetto yet.
Pamela has been tatting Anne's dragon in a variety of colours. The latest was a combination of the shades she had finished making HDT with. Then she worked on creating a rich berry red HDT that she named Berry Burst
Ruth reports that the October 18th event is filled, but there will be several of these events next year. Her latest tatting adventure is a tatted doily that duplicates a plastic tatting look alike. Is that life imitating art or art imitating life?
I've posted images of all of the tatting from the last 6 years of the Tatted Lace Pattern Collection at the end of a phase.
Sherry has created "Coral Rose" HDT and tatted a Lion Bookmark from Dianna Stevens "Animal Bookmarks: A Tatted Zoo" in size 20 Flora Ecru and the mane is her own hand dyed tatting silk in size 10 "Middle Earth". She has also posted day 5 of the TIAS challenge.

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