Friday, March 02, 2012

Easter Egg, Flowers, Leaves, Motifs, Doily, Hearts, Baby Booties, Bookmarks, TIAS, Edging and Bunny

The Guidelines

1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.

2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.

3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.

4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.

5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.


JB tatted egg 14 which uses the roll stitch, in Sunset Clouds HDT by LadyShuttleMaker. She thinks Josephine knots would look good too and wouldn't hurt the fingers so much.

Frivole has the Tat Along done with marvellous results. She doesn't want to make any more flowers and leaves, but she's wondering if she can add something around the outside. She thinks this Iris Niebach design is very elegant, but she admits that her designs in the book are hard to follow.

Laurette tatted this Darlene Polachic doily called "Ivory Lace" in size 20 Lizabeth Vineyard Harvest #131 and Leaf Green Med.#684 which ruffled a little until she pressed it.

Leila tatted Jon's Enchanter heart for a friend.

Jess thinks she's finally found a way to tat leaves by using a split ring spine. The first is in some size 60 HDT she did a while ago and the other in size 40 Lizbeth Lime Green. She's started another pattern using Fancy Fields HDT in size 20 or 40 and she's wondering if anyone can guess the pattern.

Heather is still loving this Oren Bayan metallic thread that she used on the Lyn Morton pattern.

NancyD tatted Goodie Two Shoes by Mary Konior in Lizbeth's Pink Parade, size 20 for what will be a 2 part project. The other part involves a hanky, maybe be a baby bonnet?

Diane finished another set of Stumpy motifs in Oliver Twist, a hand-dyed machine thread. This set of threads is called Edinburgh Rock but she thinks she prefers the colors in the Scottish Heather set.

Fox thinks some plain little tee shirts would look amazing with tatted motifs added for birthday gifts. She's still agonizing over Catherine Wheel joins and thinks that her most recent heart doesn't look as good as the earlier version. Then she went on to a different motif and used the CWJ on it as well even though the pattern didn't call for it. She tried another heart, this time using the alternative method of tatting a Josephine Ring and likes the results. The Iris Nieback motif will be started again. The thread used for the motif is a beautiful HDT from Tatskool and Fox is wondering if it's an older thread because it was very brittle and split a lot, which is unusual for Tatskool's HDT.

Michelle is working on yet another hanky edging, Mary Konior's Bridesmaids which calls for a separate ring in the corner. After trying Jane Eborall's TIAS with the SCMR, she bravely detoured from the original pattern and it worked!

Sherry has some new shuttles out of the kiln and is re-visiting an old pattern.

Wanda is already thinking Easter and she tatted this bunny face without the pattern in Lizbeth size 20 Victorian Red #670.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are gorgeous and so colourful! I will be planning to do this when I'm doing my lindt Easter eggs chocolate decorations. Thanks for the post!