Sunday, January 31, 2010

Crosses, Doilies, Angels, Hearts, Snowflakes and Roosters

Special Note: Several of our participants create HDT and several are doing blog giveaways or have other noteworthy activities. It would be nice to include them here because this blog attracts a lot of traffic. However, this is a tatting blog and unless there is tatting showing in the picture, it won't get mentioned. So if you want to see it here - add tatting.

Alicia Alba has posted 2 more projects, a bronze and cream bookmark with a split ring border and a completed TIAS rooster. Wendy completed the TIAS and remarks that she would have used brighter colours if she had known what she was making. She used variegated green in Coats 20 for pattern of Holly & Berries by Mark Myers. Jeanie has been tatting and thought it was time to take some pictures. On the left in blue is Quantiesque from Jon's Tatsaway Blog and on the right in wine and pink is Lattice Heart by Birgit Phelps and the bottom motif is a Paw Print by Nancy Tracy.
Sunshinecraft was holed up in a training room for a couple of weeks without internet access, which was a good thing because I've had the wrong link to her blog and while she was tatting and posting I kept checking her blog post for January 1st. So here to play catch up are all the lovely things she has been doing. She made this lovely pink motif from a Japanese tatting book to practice her Josephine knots. Then to get comfortable tatting with beads she made these beaded edgings using some chunk silk she had from making thimble rings. She is working on a collar using DMC perle 12 The collar has 13 small motifs making for lots of ends to hide. She got down to the last row around the collar and worried that she wouldn't have enough thread to finish it. No worries. here is the completed collar and enough thread left over to tat a little butterfly. Now she's on to practicing cluny leaves and her strips of nice looking clunies are getting longer.

M tatted the Third Day of December from the book 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjørn in Lizbeth size 20, col 613 & col 623 & col 680. It looked so much like a flower when she started it that she began again in floral colours. It's a stunning motif. Wouldn't a bunch of them together look lovely as a shawl? Wouldn't a shawl like that be a stinker to wash and block?
Linda has a funky rooster, created when she did the TIAS and forget to change threads and didn't add a bead, otherwise he's perfectly funky.
Ancolie's new motif is Améthyste" by Pascale Provost.
Aileen is having a giveaway and among the prizes are a tatted lipstick/chapstick holder in your choice of colour and a crystal angel handphone dangle with lace wings. Check her blog for details.

Diane tatted 3 "Christina" from Tatted Bookmarks - cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn
from one 50 yard skein of hand-dyed thread size 30 "Forest" from Yarnplayer. The next cross pattern is from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior and the thread is Parlak Oren Bayan Dantel Ipligi #063, size 50. The last cross in the same thread is "Monica" from Tatted Bookmarks - cross-shaped by Lene Bjorn. Ellen tatted Isabel's name in pink variegated Gutermann Sulky Cotton 30 thread which is one of her favourite threads. The four ATC fabric cards have the tatting glues in place. A fifth card has already been traded. Here is a tree full of really cute tatted owls. The hand sewn fabric tissue holder is decorated with a section of scrap tatting Ellen received from Jon.
Jeff, like a number of other tatters has been busy working on a Mary Konior design in her memory. What he chose to work on was Windmills. Why the design is called windmills isn't apparent until you see several of them joined like in the doily Jeff created. One motif shows a spiral effect, but when joined together you do see the windmills. In addition to windmills he has completed Jane's rooster in Lizbeth size 20 in colour numbers 656 (Dark Wedgewood Blue) and 142 (Turquoise Twist), along with DMC Cordonnet size 20 (White), which turned out to be good colour choices.

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