Friday, April 27, 2012
Doilies, Snowflakes, Bookmarks, Necklaces, Heart, Goat, Dolls,Motifs and Edgings
Denise tatted the Sonata doily from The Tatter's Treasure Chest in Lizbeth size 20 #620 Azalea Med and #621 Dusty Rose Lt. She loves the way these two colors look together.
Carol has finished snowflake #6 in the Snowflake Roses book in size 20 Lizbeth Raspberry Frappe, but she put one too many petals on her flower. She plans to tat it again using both variegated and solid threads with beads.
Marie tatted Wanda's Heart's Honor bookmark in light and dark purple pearl cotton size 8 for her Spring Tatting Exchange partner. The Amusement Doily, by Celtess was tatted in Lizbeth size 20 in Vineyard Harvest and makes a lovely doily for a small teapot. This delicate pendent was made for her secret tatting exchange person using an 11 mm round, banded agate and two strands of silver sewing thread.
Jess used the items from her challenge ball giveaway to tat her very own Blockhead shown front and back.She's working of her Tat-Along but the bottom flowers aren't attached because she plans to re-tat them. She didn't show her previous one, so here it is and she'll probably tat the rest of the flowers one of these days. This is her latest attempt at the Torch Lily colour and the bead she used on this heart might be a little too big. Jon's Merriment doily was tatted in size 80 Citrilicious, her latest colourway.
Heather's Citizen School group seems timid about trying new patterns, but they're keen on tatting butterflies for their final project.
Marta's latest necklace has cobalt blue beads in green
Nancy shows us what she has been tatting when she gets a few spare minutes between renovations.
SunshineCraft comes back from her blogging break with Jane Eborall's TIAS goat in pink. The bottom two bracelets were done with double stitches and the other one is done with half stitches inspired by the ones in a Klutz book. This shapeless tatted blob needs some help to pull it into shape.
Linda shows us some of the projects and goodies from the Finger Lakes tatting workshop. Heart on a Wood Ring by Carolyn Groves and Butterfly in your Heart pattern by Nina Libin, taught by Ginny Weathers were 2 of the projects she completed. She purchased raffle tickets and won a small car tin filled with EZ bob, 2 shuttles filled and a pattern from Claudette Pomroy that makes a red heart. One of the classes she didn't take was Belle d'Amour dolls by Kaye Judt.
Diane thinks the Sulky blendables Nordic Fjord may be her favorite colour combination. Diane started her favourite Mary Konior, Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in a sample lavender HDT thread from Marilee and was horrified to run out at the last six rings and chains. Happily Marilee had more of the sample thread she could send.
Fox has been tatting along with her Tischband. She has been using HDT #40, Fancy Fields, by Jess and she likes the leaves, but not how the flowers fit together. Maybe she'd like it better with a different motif. She took a relaxed approach with this pattern from Mark Myers tatted in Cebelia and didn't bother with front side/back side tatting. The result was that she didn't have to back track quite so much to correct stitches. I'm all for going with the flow and personally I don't think front side/back side tatting looks ANY better so I don't do it, but that's just my opinion.
Marty created this design on the computer first then tatted it in size 10 and found a spot where she needed to change the direction of the chain. Then she did it in size 20 and found a couple of spots that needed tweaking before she did this pair in two colours of Sulky blendables she had on the shuttles. She doesn't remember what the colours were or she'd do more. Here's a computer rendition of what it would look like joined in the corners, or even better joined along the sides.
Michelle tatted this ASM alias an anti scratch mat from Teiko Fujito's book in Lizbeth size 20, but she's not sure what colour it is.
Sherry taught a mock hairpin lace design at Shuttlebird's and she took this floral necklace class from Krystle. Jessica taught an update of a Priscilla pattern and she found a DMC metallic embroidery thread that seems good even though it's polyester.
Wanda has finished her paired edging patterns and used them on a cup. Very beautiful and very distinctive.
Wendy used an Anchor Mercer Crochet size 20, a very pretty variegated thread to tat Ladytats Daisy and Butterfly Bookmark.