Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ornaments, Bookmarks, Pendants, Snowflakes, Christmas Trees, Doilies and Horse

Laurie tatted Mark Myers' Madonna & Child in Lizbeth size 40 in #652 blue, #630 peach light, and #601 white. She did "his and hers" Easy Tatted Cross bookmarks with Lizbeth thread in size 40 in #114 Sea Shells as gifts for Christmas.

Jane found that if she left a small thread space between rings she got a more linear effect, sort of like chain maille. Done in purple with Jane Eborall's pendant it has a striking effect.

Margaret's day 16 snowflake is from Easy Tatting Book called Five-inch Snowflake tatted it in Lizbeth size 20. Jonn Yusoff's Quantiesque snowflake was tatted in Oren Bayen Koton Perle Thread no 8 in white and a yellow variegated which goes from very pale yellow to gold. Snow Crystal deigned by Diane from Lace-lovin Librarian is done with a finding, but she thinks the one she had was too large, so she did it again substituting a ring of 12p separated by 2ds with a gold bead in the centre and gold seed beads on the chains.

Diane tatted Cherub's Wing Snowflake from A Veritable Tatted Blizzard by Samantha Melnychuk and that finished up her size 10 thread in lavender. She used Snow White size 20 Lizbeth #601 and the pattern is her Doodad Snowflake #7. Tatting Marie sent her a picture of her tree covered in tatted snowflakes and ornaments, accented by a gorgeous tree skirt embellished with tatted angels. With it came this beautiful framed tatted tree. Inspired by Marie's tree she's thinking that she may have to do  an entire series of white snowflakes and here is her Doodad Snowflake #6 to start it off.

Fox tried Jane Eborall's Fandango Button Snowflake using size 40 thread instead of the size 20 suggested and it worked out all right, although it could probably use more beads on the centre long picots. She persevered through row 12 of the Honey Napkin and is realizing the agony of working on a doily It begins with joy whipping through the rows, then it grinds down to slow slogging as each progressive row seem interminable which is aggravated by the delay of adding beads. She finally, finally finished row 12 and shows the progress so far, at 18 inches, compared with the Snowflake Napkin which was also designed by Renulek.

Isdihara is adding to her herd of horses. This one is tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn Apple Pie, #169.

Jess was asked to create a colour that resembles the iridescent colors of the grackle bird, with colors of navy, dark teal and dark purple, except that it's very difficult to capture the colours on screen where it comes out looking almost black. Here is her Starflower design in the "Grackle Mess" which does give an idea of the colour.

Marie found this clip earring at an antique show which she modified and added tatting in Lizbeth, size 20, antique purple medium, creating a unique pendant. Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Ice Crochet Thread, Size 3 thread, green ice tea was used to turn one of Jon's motifs into a pendant.

Martha used Minuet, by La Cossette for her mass-production snowflake this year.

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