Saturday, June 26, 2010

Edgings, Motifs, Doilies, Bracelet and Necklace

BSOTF shows us her version of magic mushroom, a tatted, mushroom shaped ornament, whose cap lifts off to reveal a cavity big enough to hold a shuttle and small ball of thread. Marta bought this multicolour thread because she liked the colours, but when working with it the colours changed too abruptly. She began with a design for a round doily from "The Tatter's Treasure Chest" and converted it to a square design using a muted green thread to tone down the contrast of the multicoloured thread to get stunning results. This multicoloured thread on this round doily reminds her of forest berries.

Nami has watched scrapbooking on several blogs and had to give it a try. This is one of her samples embellished with tatting. This bracelet was made with silver and black thread in a Celtic design but the pictures don't do it justice.
Paige has been acquiring threads from the Thread Exchange and shopping. The turquoise thread is Oren Bayan Turkish size 50 and she had to tat a flower out of it as soon as it arrived. She used 3 strands of Coats & Clark Metallic Decorative sewing thread, but found it a pain to tat with unless it was paired with another thread. She was tatting a round a ring in black, but found it hard to work with so she switched to the Oren Bayan thread, which was easier to work with, but the thread broke. The motif design by Kersti on top will be made into a pendant the thread is Flower Child by LadyShuttleMaker (?) and the lower thread is a combination of three pieces of embroidery floss. The square motif uses some of Heather's HDT. The pièce de résistance is the necklace that she created from flowers made with all her new threads.

Kat tatted Patchwork from "Tatting with Visual Pattern" by Mary Konior tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Country Turquoise Med.
Sue has been working on Sarah's Heart by Teri Dusenbury in Lizbeth Caribbean thread size 20 and purple seed beads for her daughter whose name is also Sarah. Then she did This 'n' Tat-Snowflake III from Lisa C. Trumble also in Lizbeth Caribbean size 20 and the tiny purple beads. Sarah's Heart has been finished with some minor adjustments. The top center chains are supposed to attach to the tops of the rings next to them, but it was easier for her to join them between the rings. The Curds and Whey edging is now 7 inches long.

Agasunset used the motif she saw on IsDihara's blog to create another anklet which can be worn front or back. A second anklet done in organic thread is a casual design that works well with even with flip flops.

Steph's new seaside friend is a dolphin, another of Martha's creations.

Anne has 1/10th of the last row left in this photo of the reconstruction and it will be done and ready to block.
Fox had to give the square motif IsDihara was working on a try when she got this injury. (The worst thing about tatting injuries is that they sometimes keep us from tatting.) The first motif worked so well, that now she's doing it again with the colours reversed and adding beads.

Heather has also suffered an injury, this one inflicted by a dog. She still managed to tat one of Martha's critters, a black and white skunk.

Kelly has also been injured in a slip and fall. Ouch! It does make for some tatting time though. This is one of the finished hankies for the bridal store with an edging in Lizbeth size 20 thread. She's thinking of charging $25 for it, what do you think?

Shirl found the pattern for this green and pink edging in the May/June 2010 issue of Piecework magazine and it was from Irene Buckland’s sample book of tatting.Tatted in Lizbeth cotton Leaf Green Lt, and Dusty Rose Lt in size 20.


Unknown said...

What a fun blog post! I "met" so many new tatters I hadn't known before! Thank you, Sharon! :D

Marta F. Sitarska said...

It seems that this challenge has become for me "due to cardiac" :)
My next motif is again a heart:
In this time I made it as Carla (Chiachierino della nonna) described.