Sunday, July 01, 2012

Snowflakes, Dragon, Bookmarks, Doilies, Earrings, Edging and Heart

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.

Krysta wanted to do another celtic design and Jane Eborall's celtic snowflake was a perfect choice.

Marie tatted Anne Bruvold's dragon in turquoise and purple size 3 thread for a customer who wanted a dragon to sew on the back of her shirt. Another special order is from Lene Bjorn's Tatted Bookmarks called Maria tatted in size 10 thread in white, with a iridescent filament, and gold, with a gold filament.

Laurette had no idea she was so close to the finish line until she went to do the post that shows 4 tatted bookmarks bringing her up to number 23. The two on the left are Insertion No. 36 from The DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs by Kirstine Nikolajsen and Inge Lise Nikolajsen. The rings are Lizabeth #633 Dark Purple and the chains are Lizabeth #611 gold and #605 Silver. In ecru and #166 Pink Cocoa is the Overlapping Chains bookmark and Mary Konior's Anniversary edging in variegated yellow and dark purple for the centers. Her next 3 motifs are doilies that finish off her challenge and start her on another one. The Tatted Antique Lace Doily by Darlene Polachic was first tatted years ago all in Lizabeth Carousel #112, then done again recently in Omega size 50 variegated burnt orange and some vintage ecru, then she decided to go down to size 80 DMC and try solid colours. The last one is her favourite done in Lizabeth Blue River Glades, #164 with the chains in ecru. Variegated threads can look awesome or terrible, depending on how and where they are used.
Lelia has been tatting doodles. The dragonfly is Jon's pattern, she used two shuttles for split rings and didn't add beads.

Marta shows us details of the triptych she created. The tatted design in the corners was a further adaptation of a Norma Benporath design which used a round of motifs and and inner edging which was intended to be joined to a cloth. Jon Yusoff modified the pattern to suit her needs and Marta modified it again to create a lovely rectangular piece.
Nancy is having fun making these earrings with seed beads, but she's not to sure about the variegated thread one.

Diane included a bookmark done in Juicy Watermelon as part of her giveaway. She finished Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel glass mat in size 20 Aurora HDT from Jess. Babylace edging is crawling along and she's only finished one more pattern repeat of Chain Reaction. Flowerpiece needs one more pattern repeat to finish the centre and she started another Spinning Wheel glass mat in Yarnplayer's Tourmaline.

Fox tatted Marguerite by Mary Konior to fit around this pink hanky sent to her by Denise. Julie Patterson's Petals variation done in size 40 Lizbeth also in pink.

Jess tatted Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel glass mat in her own Tat-ilicious size 40 Fireflies.

Martha tatted Karey's Hidden Picture Heart in Lizbeth 145 Pink Parade attracted, of course, by the block tatting.
Sherry hasn't had a lot of tatting time lately but she is making progress on her Daisy Doily. Just a little more tatting and a little blocking, and it's good to go.

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