Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Doily, Edging, Bookmarks, Motifs, Butterfly, Snowman, and Snowflakes

I'm back. I think. Many thanks to Jeff for filling in while I was laid up. I was beginning to panic because keeping up with the challenge updates is difficult when it's done on a daily basis. When I couldn't type or use the mouse for several days running I was beginning to wonder if I would ever catch up and then Jeff emailed to say that he'd do an update for me. What a prince!

Heather has been posting tutorials on tatting for beginners, showing how to tat with 2 shuttles and how to spot which half stitch is which.

Joy has been busy with travel and family but she managed to tat this "Springtime" a pattern from New Things Happen to Tatting, c.1942 in size 20 variegated purple Lizbeth thread.

Anika has been dyeing new thread colours and she used her favourite threads, bright blue and canary yellow on edging #8899 from the Tatter's Treasure Chest.

Marta has another bookmark completed. This one is called Purple Rain.

Carol tatted a Twilight inspired bookmark with an apple and a bat, both patterns by Mark Myers.

Cindy has been practising clunies. It takes lots and lots of practice to get them right. She took a break from her practising to make some of Elizabeth's little cross bookmarks.

Lily decided that Orsi's Napoleon wasn't the shape she wanted for a pendant, so she ended up cutting it to make it triangular. Then she made another monstrous ring that she called the Peacock Dusenbury-Butterfly Ring because it was done in Peacock blues and it's a butterfly pattern by Teri Dusenbury. It was tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Peacock Blues with silver plated beads and ring finding.

Wanda shares with us some of the awesome tatting from the Fair. The snowman won first and the larger snowflake won second. The doily has an interesting tatted edging that gives it a little extra pizzazz. Check out the spectacular heirloom embroidered panels joined together with tatted borders.

1 comment:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Welcome back! Hope you're feeling much better! Many thanks to Jeff for filling in!