Sunday, March 28, 2010

Doilies, Motifs, Earrings and Necklaces

Paula is offering this as a giveaway in honour of International Tatting Day.
Tatteristic is fascinated with Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns and this one is the Clover pattern that she tatted using her new Pop-A-Bobbin shuttle.
IsDihara is on to round 3 of the fair doily and found it was ruffling quite a bit. Then she used a quick zap of steam to block it and it's laying out flat. Using different size threads can have undesirable effects on your lace. and blocking in between rows gives you a better idea of how it's working. Zapping lace with the steam iron helps to do near instant blocking with cotton tatting, but don't do it with tatting that incorporates either blending filaments, which are mostly plastic, or beads that are plastic. I've had them melt into my pressing cloth, which, fortunately at the time was a paper towel, so nothing was ruined but the tatting.
Mica finishes her first 25 with the Fifteenth Day of December from Bjørn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting. Made with 1 strand of DMC metallic floss.
Vinnie was having a lazy Sunday afternoon so she decided to sketch some ideas and of course she had to tat what she sketched and then take it for a photo shoot. Here they are, lovely pink and black earrings.
Bonnie wants to enjoy the process of tatting and not focus so much on the end results so that less than perfect results won't bother her so much.
Aileen figured out how to tat over a curtain ring with the help of Jon's book, Tatting with Rings and finished Kejora in size 40 Milford thread with size 11/0 haematite coloured beads and a black crystal.
Anne has fixed the motifs on row 11, finished row 12 and now she's on to row 13. The end is in sight!
Fox tried so very hard to complete the heart with the vibrant Corsage HDT, but in the end, the thread ran out. So she started again in teal, with #50 Altin Basak which she had found too soft and floppy in the past, but as it happens her tension has improved since the last time she used this thread and the finished tatting feels quite stiff. Hooray practice! Fox has shown both pieces side by side so that the size difference can be seen. There are four repeats in the teal and only three in the Corsage.
Heather has tatted the same design once with 2 shuttles and once using SCMR and she'd like opinions on which looks better.
M tatted motif 13 from the book The Tatted Artistry Of Teiko Fujito in Lizbeth 40, col 613, golden yellow medium, although it took a bit of blocking to get it to lay flat. Now she wants to find something a little larger to tackle but she can't find anything she likes. TattingChic is offering this Learn to Tat book in her blogaversary giveaway.

1 comment:

Corina said...

Can I join this challenge? How can I do so? I am from Holland and my blog is in Dutch, would that be a problem, or should I add a translation on de tatting parts of my blog? You can find my blog here I'll wait for your response before posting the first motive for the challenge.