Sunday, January 26, 2014

TIAS, Dragon, Bookmarks, Necklaces, Motifs, Hearts, Easter Egg, Doilies, Earrings, Flowers, Purse, Garland and Mice

Sue has day 6 of Jane's TIAS done and a start to Anne Bruvold's dragon. TIAS is a plant pot, or maybe a duck house. The Minor Norwegian Dragon is done and ready for his first flight.

Claire has a bookmark done; her fifth motif. Day 6 of TIAS, is it a sailboat? Day 7 is definitely something different.

Cigdem named this necklace Deep Purple, but it also looks good as a bracelet. It was made with Altin Basak polyester-6 ply thread in deep purple color with purple fire polished gem-cut beads, purple AB faceted beads and Darice purple seed beads.

Lelia tatted another of the Minitats, this one in Lizbeth size 20, colour 686. The next Minitat done in Lizbeth size 20, colour 620, was a delight to tat. She's working on Janes TIAS in Lizbeth size 20, colour 129. Motif 51 also from Patti Duff's Minitats was made in Lizbeth size 20, colour 680. She needed to empty some shuttles and this little triangular motif is from Kaye Judt's Motifs for Marie, as is this little square one.

Nancy has tatted lots of hearts using a pattern by Rosemary Peel in Lizbeth size 20 thread in the colors of: Purple Dark with beads, English Rose Medium, English Rose Dark, Red Burst, Azalea Medium with beads, Christmas Red, Purple Dark.

Ancolie has tatted Tina Frauberger's Schiffchenspitzen from the online tatting class.

Diane's third graders are bust tatting some very long chains. Some spend time learning from YouTube videos that they can view on her iPad. Others are learning from one another in small groups. Fox sent some goodies for them and they are able to choose one when they have six inches of fancy pants.

Fox has another Easter Egg done, all sparkly with lots of beads worked in size 40 Lizbeth. Gian, the cat, isn't impressed with TIAS day 6. This motif was tatted in between doilies and promptly lost. It turned up later in the coffee cup. Wendy and Fox did another challenge, working through Iris Niebach's Annarita Fox did hers in size 80 Lizbeth.

Kristen has finished her "stealth" doily otherwise known as the Celtic Sugar and Spice Doily which she has been working on, but not blogging about. This one was shuttle tatted and she had some issues with it especially when she ran out of thread two rings before the end. Then there were some tension issues on the row of maroon split rings. Blocking seemed to fix it. Here the are side by side. After the drama of the doily she decided to try something new, and tackled cluny tatting. There's only one way to make great clunies; practice, practice, practice. Day 6 TIAS is done. So is day 7, but she still has no idea what it is.

Margaret won a prize from a competition Rachel did last year, which includes, Lizbeth threads, the cards of hand dye and Lizbeth threads and a beautiful wood shuttle made by Grizzly Mountain Arts as well as a cross Rachel made in size 80 thread.

Marie tatted this Flowery Cross a pattern from Roger at "Needle Tatting" done with size 30 crochet thread. Two strands of silver sewing thread tatted around blue cats-eyes, make these earrings. Pink shell earrings are made with two strands of silver sewing thread. Two strands of gold sewing thread are used in the tatting around the hematite stones in these earrings.

Martha is starting her new Challenge with 3 motifs from the Priscilla Tatting Book, No. 2. These are all chain-only designs, which meant she could use one shuttle and the ball thread and not have to reload, even with all those picots. The purple one didn't lay the way she wanted following the instructions, so she modified it on the dark pink one.

Mica used Lizbeth size 40 in black for the Radiance snowflake from Jon's Tatted Snowflakes Collection. This large doily surrounded in butterflies is a work in progress that hasn't been progressing. A lack of enthusiasm has it stalled, but she's hoping posting it in it's unfinished state will prompt her to get going again.

Orsi has discovered that Lizbeth size 10 is great for making jewelry.  A very simple but elegant motif decorated with a big pearl made this necklace and she has lots of ideas for more. Turquoise Lizbeth made this one. She has plans for a tatted purse, currently under construction.

Sue's friend bought some ivory coloured garland that she asked Sue to tat and here it is done in Lizbeth Cranberry Bush in size 10. She's working this doily in pink for her Mom.

Wanda has TIAS up through Day 6 done and while she's sure these pieces will join together, she's not sure what it is. Are these 3 blind mice? What will they be used for?

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