Thursday, August 01, 2013

Snowflakes, Doilies, Bookmarks, Pendants, Motifs, Edging, Earrings and Bracelet

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.
6. Tatting 25 motifs in a year typically means tatting 2 motifs per month. Tatters who do not post any tatting content for 5 or 6 months will be removed from the list of participants.

Mistene has tatted more of  Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems. Nilakandi is done in Lizbeth No. 20, color 100, Falling Leaves which is the only one she did in a variegated colour. Cintamani is tatted in Lizbeth No. 20, color 694, Harvest Orange Medium and Ratnasari is done in Lizbeth No. 20, color 644, Boysenberry Dark. She prefers the motifs done in solid colours.

Laurie has completed up to round 6 on the Clover Doily by Eileen Stafford and she likes how each round make the doily look different.

Jane's next batch of bookmarks is Kersti Anear's Stumpy pattern. She's not thrilled with the multicolour thread and she's wondering if she could overdye it. Ladytat's pattern Daisy and Butterfly Bookmark was done with larger thread which meant an adjustment to the pattern repeats. She got fabric to make a centre for her Victoria Trellis Doily and used 2 layers sewn together and turned inside out to make a neat finished circle.

Marta attended the craft fair and was surrounded by many talented people and an amazing display of crafts.

Ancolie shows us a delightful new design from Iris Niebach's Fantasia 4.

Diane spent time visiting, tatting and chatting and didn't get as much done as she thought. Not much progress is at least SOME progress and it will eventually get done.

Fox spent a lot of time travelling and tatting. She loved Frivole’s Viola pattern and paired it up with HDT thread from Jess, but then ran out and had to improvise twice. Ouch! She found some unique mother of pearl buttons and some #8 DMC Perle cotton which inspired her to get creative.

Margaret has had a lot of post operation time where she couldn't do much but sit and tat, so she and  Wendy (Umintsuru) are involved in a tat along where she has the first round of their chosen project done. She has also had time to work on the tat along by Renulek using Lizbeth No 20 Sea Island Citrus and she has progressed to the snowflake round.

Marie followed the same design idea she was using for her bookmarks and created a chatelaine. She made earrings to match and to complete the set she also made a bracelet.

Mica used DMC special dentelles 80 in white to make another one of Jon's snowflakes and although it bowled to begin with, by the third round it was laying flat.

Wanda has been very creative adding tatting to buttons to create broaches. Adding tatting to these clips makes an impromptu business card stand, or you could just use them for paper.

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