Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Necklaces, Earrings, Doilies, Edging, Butterflies, Bracelet, Wheel Barrow, Dreamcatcher and Motifs

Cigdem modified the pattern by Mrs. W. M. Odum, called Tatted Daisy to created this necklace worked in a high quality mercerized cotton in variegated red with red seed beads.

mb duke used Perfect Quilter thread to whip up this pair of earrings using a pattern called "Mirror" from Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures. She also attempted to make the "Tiny Square Teapot" from Martha Ess' Tea is for Tatting, but missed a join and then skipped a line in the pattern and decided to call it quits.

Laurie is declaring this doily finished because she's run out of time and is just plain tired of working on it. Sometimes, with larger projects, you just run out of enthusiasm before a project is done and it's OK to give yourself permission to quit and move on to something you'll enjoy more.

Jane suggested making mock rings so that the beads can be kept on the ball thread, then tried it to see how it works. It does work as you can see from her trial of Frivole's Christmas Tree edging in red and it is easier than fussing with beads on a shuttle. She's tatting Frivole's Christmas Tree Edging to go around the neck of a blouse. The blouse was originally white muslin, but she always planned to use the same dyes  in the thread to dye the fabric and she's pleased with how it turned out.

Lelia has tatted oodles of doodles, most of which she gives away.

Jessica finished her entry for the fair, but missed the registration date for this year so she has a year to sew something to the centre of this piece done in size 20 thread.

Marta's holidays were short and intense and she wasn't prepared. Now that she's back here's another necklace she finished. The bracelet is reminiscent of sandy beaches and white pebbles.

Linda has her tatted wheelbarrow filled with silk ribbon flowers, and accented by an embroidered bunny and dimensional daisies.

Diane managed to join a ring to the wrong place and closed it before she noticed her mistake. With some threads that would have been a problem, but the Perfect Quilter thread was easy to undo. She had a wonderful surprise in the mail today, a sun catcher and a thread sample from Sue.

Fox had her Pine Plains Picot pattern test tatted by Marta and this is the results, both front and back. This is the largest piece Fox has done with size 80 thread, which she transitioned to Perfect Quilter. There are many mistakes as a result of changing her tatting style, but she's enjoying how things are going. The new style is even working out on the Trellis pattern making it easy and fast. She's glad she decided to scale back the pattern, as this is a perfect size for her working in Cebelia size 30. This is a good size to get the benefit of the pattern, without the large size.

Jess is finally moved and back to dying threads. Her new colourway is Birds of a Feather paired here with Lizbeth's Gold.

Marie received a package from Manisha, her exchange partner, that included several pairs of tatted earrings. A pair of goldstone cabochons surrounded with tatting in two strands of Sulky, gold thread. A pair of Spencer opal cabochons, from Spencer, Idaho were paired with two strands of Sulky, gold metallic thread for these earrings.

Martha tatted "Cintamani" from Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems which she worked in size 80 thread by Anchor.

Sherry not only won first at the fair, with her Empress headpiece, she also won Best of Show.

Sue has done a tutorial of how she makes her dreamcatchers from wrapping the hoop to adding on the feather charms. Check out her blog for full details.

Wanda finished the wedding gift, using an unfinished frame with an opening of 5"x 7" from Michael's that she painted black. The edging is made with Lizbeth #646 Purple Iris Lt size 20, with silver beads which perfectly matched the bride's colours of lavender and silver.

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