Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bull, Goats, Edgings, Bracelet, Necklaces, Motifs, Bookmarks, Doilies and Dragon

Margaret designed this bull pattern to mount on a card. She used Lizbeth thread Gold and white no 20, with two black beads for the eyes and some threads for the tail. From the TIAS challenge she tatted the black Goat with coats black no 20 with white eyes and it went to Sheila The white goat was tatted with Lizbeth white no 20 and has black eyes and it has gone to Janette in Blackpool.
Marie has posted some more designs from her Tatsmithing book. Elegant Jade actually has a banded agate surrounded by gold thread. Doublet uses carnelian agate stones, and Rosey has another agate.
Mariya shows us both front and back of her spirals with instructions on how she created them.
Julie scored some lovely hankies including this beautiful one with a tatted edging.
Marta has created a lovely scrollwork bracelet with pottery beads.
Ancolie created a simple and charming necklace by gradually increasing the size of the rings.
Bree shows us her first piece of tatted jewelry made to go with a pale green dress with bits of yellow and white in the flowers. The rings have tiny yellow beads and the chains have a trio of pale green beads.
Diane uses Tropical Fruit and kept misjudging how much thread it would take to tat a Flowerpiece fragment. She began to think the thread was jinxed and switched to Ocean Sunset. Here is Stumpy in Sulky Blendables Heather. The one in Hydrangea really does remind her of the flowers. The name Earth Pastels doesn't work for her, but it's a pretty colour. Here's another pair in Silver Slate and a whole collection ready to be sent off. King Tut thread in Jewel of the Nile colour is certainly vibrant.

Fox used #80 variegated Lizbeth from Denise, following Jon's Crown of Thorns pattern and managed to get a few repeats done while on vacation. Before she left she finished Karey’s Plain and Fancy Doily using Jess’s HDT, #40 and Delica beads from Miranda.
Frances' May challenge was to tat Anika's doily from her blog Tattingitup in Lizbeth #155 Ocean sunset size 40. Shannon's Flowers of Life doily was tatted in size 10 white thread and makes a nice coaster size.

Jess is still out of town, but she has been working on Mary Maynard's granny afghan pattern and teaching her brothers girlfriend how to tat.
Marty has been enthralled with split chains recently and she started a little string of stuff but ran out of thread. Then she wound on two colors of Sulky and started again, but it lost it's definition and started to look very cramped about the same time she ran out of thread. Then she hunted up a couple of other shuttles with more left-over thread and made this interesting little motif but was disgusted to run out of thread and not be able to find the ball of thread to add more.
Sherry decided her lanyard needed just a little something more so she added an adaptation for her Wisteria pattern from her Branching Encapsulation book.
Sue tatted the Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Red and Bright Orange for a 4 year old boy.
Vanessa tatted an adaptation from Mary Konior's Patchwork pattern, adding extra picots to the middle and then fraying them.
Wanda finished the insulated cup liner she was working on. The kitty is from Nancy Tracy at Be-Stitched and she guesses it's size 20 thread. The birds, butterfly and flowers are all things made while emptying shuttles in a variety of colors but mostly size 20, although she thinks the blue/white bird is size 40. The only thing she actually tatted specifically for this cup is the grass.

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