Sunday, September 01, 2013

Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelet, Doilies and Motifs

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.

mb duke followed Sue's instructions to tat her own dreamcatcher earrings in blue to match her daughter's eyes.

Jane has added step by step pictures of the double double stitch and remarks that it isn't difficult, just fiddly and slow.

Marta created a lovely necklace with gray thread and bright rose coloured stones. It was followed by a matching bracelet.

Diane finished the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in Perfect Quilter thread and ended up with a lovely, delicate 3.5 inch mat that is perfect for her curio cabinet.

Fox found that this Lindsay Rogers motif tatted in #40 Lizbeth kept her busy for a couple of hours. She finished her modified version of the Trellis doily in size 30 Cebelia and it ended up about 8.5 inches across.

Marie made this pair of earrings in Gutermann, copper metallic sewing thread with hematite stones and gave then to her sister for her graduation. The Jasper stones were Tatsmithed with one strand of Sulky, metallic gold thread and one strand of Gutermann, metallic copper thread.

Martha's new book, Flights of Fantasy is almost ready and she has started taking pre-orders for it.

Sue shows the pair of dreamcatcher earrings she started when making the tutorial. They are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.

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