Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bookmarks, Coasters and Crosses


1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog. That's pretty obvious, but it had to be said.

2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.

3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.

4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. At the moment we have 10 people that are on their second and third round of 25. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.

5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.


M has decided to take the plunge and join the challenge. Her first entry is shown incomplete, because she didn't have the right size needle for finishing. The pink and green edging shows some improvement so she moved on to Mary Konior's Curds and Whey edging from the book Tatting With Visual Patterns by Mary Konior tatted in Lizbeth size 20, col 663. Her next project was a motif from the same book but when she managed to mess it up several times she decided to put it aside and go on to another edging.
Viv tatted several flower pendants and the most recent one she decided to try using a Josephine stitch chain. You can see it better in the closeup. She plans to block it before she decides if she likes the effect or not. It does add a bit of texture. Chiara tatted a cross using a pattern from Mary Konior Visual Patterns in variegated watergreen, a cross from Il Lavoro Chiacchierino by Mani di Fata editrice with DMC cotton n80 and a thumb Rosary (pattern of Lily Morales) with Swarovski beads, which finishes off her 25 motifs.

Krystle has plans for tatting and Christmas ornaments. This one is tatted with Lizbeth thread in one of the "spring" colourways. Steph tatted a Creepy Crow designed by Carol Amich. Wanda changed from size 10 thread to some size 20 Lizbeth and to adjust for the smaller thread size she added one ring. Great idea, but it threw off the pattern so she had to start again. Aileen used Rainbow Milford thread for a Tabatha bookmark by Kersti Anear, a Jane Eborall bookmark and a Butterfly on a Paperclip by Ellen Lai to show off it's true beauty.
Diane tatted a Japanese motif in Altin Basak #3003, size 50 and it's a perfect size for a coaster. Then she went on to tat Sheila York's pattern from Projects in Tatting done in Confetti Sprinkles HDT. Heather tatted Sherry's leaf pattern, but she couldn't leave it at that she also had to show a couple of teaser pictures. Maria has created two very simple pendant designs. TattingChic had a happy accident in combining some of Zarina's HDT with Lizbeth thread. Zarina's "By the Sea" and Lizbeth "Country Turquoise Med" #661 tatted together in "Mixed Bouquet" a design by Mary Konior from her book A Pattern Book of Tatting. Zarina's "Pink Rose" thread paired up with Lizbeth "Leaf Green Lt" color #683 in another Konior design, "Looped Sprig" from the same book.

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