Saturday, March 27, 2010

Doilies, Butterflies, Hearts and Snowflakes

Sue tatted the Christmas tree from and emptied some shuttles making butterflies. She has the 5th round done on her doily and took a break from it to try out the Button Cross by Birgit Phelps but it didn't work. She likes how the clovers turned out so she tried to make something all on her own. She's calling it a bookmark. Shhhh! don't tell anyone, that's where a lot of patterns come from. Ann shows us a left over length of tatting used to trim the little one's dress and she also points us to someone who has just succumbed to the lure of tatting.

Steph has unveiled the project she gave us a sneak peek at earlier. It's one of Adelheid Dangela's Kirsten butterfly that she tatted with size 80 threads in DMC black and yellow, a vintage J&P Coats in red for the three-ring clovers and Tatskool's 'Flame Lantana' for the four-ring clovers. It's an absolutely stunning butterfly that looks like it's about to take flight. Vinnie has another picture of her Spring Doily heart, this one tatted by Mageretha. She's excited that she has been asked by Georgia to teach the Spring Doily Pattern and the heart on March 29th.
Anne took a break from reconstructing the large doily and tatted Motif 10 from the book Tatting the Gr-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring by the Shuttle Brothers.
Fox thinks she has finally mastered Vinnie's heart, only now she's worried that she may not have enough of the Corsage HDT to finish it.
Heather's latest project is ready to get flung out the window, except that it's attached to her new shuttle.
Maria has been participating in Valentine's exchange and making tatted pieces for a crazy quilt block. The tatted snowflakes were embellished with hearts and beads and stitched onto a fabric postcard. The tatted hearts were mounted in acrylic hearts. The little flowers for crazy quilting have been embellished with beads.

Marty modified "Ice Crystal" from Blomqvist and Persson's Tatting Patterns and Designs by using only six repeats of the pattern instead of eight then for the bottom she used the diamond motif made by the pattern with six repeats instead of four.

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