Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hearts, Critters, Necklaces, Edgings and Motifs

Magda usually shows finished pieces of lace but this one has only one more motif to go. It takes her about 30 minutes to make each motif and there are 70 of them in it, so it's 35 hours of work. It's about 40 cm long and 25 cm wide in shades of white and pale blue. The pattern is designed for beginners and needs only a shuttle, and a ball of thread.
Kat has taken a page from Fox's book and is adding edgings to socks but she's wondering whether the edging with yellow (Lizbeth Tropical Punch) in the first picture is too small for the sock and if the one in green (Lizbeth Springtime) a better size? And does the narrower edging look better on the shorter sock? As an added incentive for your input she's doing a giveaway for a tatted heart for folks who comment.
Catherine tatted Jon's Quantisque Snowflake in size 20 Lizbeth Carousel and 'Elegant Snowflake' from Vida Sunderman's book, Tatted Snowflakes in size 20 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest.

Sue gave dimpled rings a try but the third one wouldn't close. She picked up the Fishermans' Net Doily from A New Twist on Tatting by Cathrine Austin which is being tatted in size 10 thread with a determination to complete the second round. The Loop-di-Loop Tatted Doily designed by Hartmut Haas will be for her mother-in-law for Christmas and it's being worked in size 20 Lizbeth Caribbean.

Agasunset tatted this bracelet in earth tone thread and green beads. Organic cotton and red natural coral were used in this necklace a derivative of a vintage doily pattern. Another black bracelet with ice cube beads and one in white with pearls and one in navy with pearls with a variation as a necklace And a second variation for another bracelet.
NancyD tatted this edging from Mary Konior's 'A Pattern Book of Tatting'. It took one shuttle full of Lizbeth size 20 for the 'butterfly' edging. For the scrunchie she used two Sew Mate shuttles full of Valdani size 8.
Ann participated in Victats giveaway and received this enchanting necklace in the mail.
IsDihara made Tatted Motif #2 from Free-Tatting in two colors, size 20 Lizbeth #104 (Summer Fun) and #642 (Lilac Medium). She has also started the Mary Konior pattern for a 3D Rose since the Chesapeake Lacers Guild is making 300 rose boutonnières to give to members at the I.O.L.I convention in 2011. Steph tatted another Martha Ess creation, an utterly charming elephant.

Wanda re-started her doily, this time in Lizbeth Springtime and black, both in size 20.

Bev decided that when she turned 75 she'd put a purple streak in her hair, only she miscounted and did it when she hit 74. She received a lovely gift from over the pond from the talented Jane Eborall. It's a wonderful hanky with a lovely tatted edging. Fox is tickled pink that she managed to finish the heart motif. She has added some bling to her new shuttle which, besides helping to identify which is which, makes them a little less slippery. The motif is a design by Karey Solomon. Fox also has an idea for a thread exchange. check out the projected plans. Heather has tatted Martha Ess' hat pattern - from her New Critters on the Block book and the butterfly from the same book.
Kelly was asked to frame a wedding invitation which she did bordering it with delicate tatting, ribbons and flowers as a gift for the bride and groom.

Laura tatted bookmark 9 and 10, in no 20 coats cotton for family friends.

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