Monday, March 01, 2010

Bookmarks, Edgings and Hearts

Brigitte finished two bookmarks made with Star Gem Size 30 thread. The heart is a pattern from Cathy Bryant's book "Tatting" with an added the little ring at the bottom to give it more of a heart shape. The lavender and green variegated bookmark is Jon Yusoff's design called Chinese Coin Bookmark and that finishes her 25, but she plans to start again.

Linda finished her block for the Palmetto Fund Raising Quilt. The tatted sections include Jon's beaded dragonfly and her heart, the basket from a Dover Tatting Book and the humming bird by Karey Solomon from her Tatting Times. Mr. Hedgehog is a pattern from Nancy Tracy and the butterfly from Sherry Pence, while the center medallion is from Patti Duff's Tatting Motifs. The spider is made with beads and chains for the legs. The purple edging is Linda's own design with split rings and chains and the edging below is from the book, Traditional Tatting Patterns edited by Rita Weiss, tatted with Star No. 80 Thread.

Fox has finally put her TAT package in the mail and as a treat she started working with some delicate pink Star cotton, tatting Mary Konior's pattern, called "Beaded Braid". Star is a vintage tatting cotton roughly size 80 which seemed a little thin, so Fox is using 2 strands to get something closer to a size 20 and so far it's working out quite well. Jeff used a new copper shuttle from Sherry and Lizbeth size 20 thread in colour #125 Seascape to tat one of Mary Konior's Masquerade motifs which he plans to make into bookmark.

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