Sunday, August 25, 2013

Motifs, Dragonflies, Flowers, Edging, Snowflakes, Ornament, Doilies, Bookmarks and Earrings

Mistene used DMC Cebelia No. 30, Colour 699, Christmas Green to tat this Mary Konior motif.

Jane has discovered that dragonflies are good for using up short lengths of thread and she wants to put them onto a food cover. Blue organza should give the impression of water, but a waterlily makes it even better. An enormous mock ring made with a double double stitch for stability works as a leaf.

Lelia is working on Marguerite edging by Mary Konior from A Pattern Book of Tatting in Lizbeth Size 20, colour 603 for Lafayette Lacemakers. The pink motif is from pattern is from Minitats; 69 Petite Motifs by Patti Duff and is worked in Lizbeth size 20, colour 622.

Ginny shows us her fair entries. Rose window by Jon Yousoff, with a small change received 3rd place. Christmas Ornament patterns by Ruth Cocran (Canada) 1st place. Celtic Doily, her pattern, 1st place. Tatted Poseys her pattern 1st place.

Kristen received a lot of lovely things from Fox just before leaving Seoul that were perfect for travelling with tatting. Travel left her lots of time for tatting Jon's Two By Two Bookmark which she did with lots of reverse working on the inner part because she didn't read the instructions that said to use 2 shuttles. She re-did the inner part later with two shuttles and really didn't see much of a difference. She was delighted with her fair results. The Tatted Bookmark: First place. Home Accessory over 12": Second Place. Tatted Trim: Third Place. Needle Tatting: Fourth Place. Tatted Accessory: Fourth Place. Then there were two entries that didn't have a ribbon. Overall she was thrilled with her results and especially thrilled to win the sweepstakes ribbon which meant that she won the most of all the people who entered tatting in the fair. The mobile, finished and floating in the air was dismantled and put away since it would have been too much trouble to bring back to Russia in good condition.

Nancy was visiting her daughter and left behind a little bit of tatting, the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat by Mary Konior.

Ancolie tatted Stuttgart, a new design from Iris Niebach Book: Tatting Fantasia 4.

Diane loves the triangular spokes of Mustika snowflake which took her a long time to tat since she couldn't seem to concentrate. Long drives make for lots of tatting time, but it's nice to work on a familiar pattern like  Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel glass mat.

Fox was glad for a chance to meet up with Frivole in person and get a few pointers on how to hold the shuttle which made her stitches tighter and was easier on her hand. She cut down on the scale of the trellis doily and she thinks the centre will block out well enough to show those centre bits. Using the new method of holding the shuttle she tatted the Clover Doily by Ellen Stafford  with #80 DMC and when that ran out, carried on with Perfect Quilter which is quite a bit thicker than the DMC. She was so intent on changing her hand position that there were lots of errors in this motif. Because she is at another row of Victorian Sets in the Trellis Doily, she wants to wait till she is completely comfortable with the shuttles. Muscle memory can be a stinker when you make that kind of shift.

Margaret has written up the pattern for her 3D Cymbidium Orchid earrings and it will be in her Etsy shop soon. Grace from intatters has just started a blog this snowflake is one she designed last year.

Marie used light yellow amber cabochons surrounded by two strands of Sulky, metallic silver thread for these tatted earrings. Nancy's Christmas Cat by Tat's All was tatted in Lizbeth, size 20, Mocha Brown Med and Fudge Dark to make this commemorative card for Pepper, a Maine Coon that succumbed to cancer.

Martha has had to put in extra time at work which will further delay the production of her new book, but she keeps tempting us with these little snippets.

Orsi is giving us glimpses of her next creation, sequins and tatted lace meet haute couture.

1 comment:

Fox said...

... a stinker! You got that right! It is difficult but getting more and more “natural,” thank goodness.
Fox ; )