Saturday, April 05, 2014

Doilies, Necklace, Motifs and Snowflakes

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.
Batty Tatter has the first two rows of Renulek's spring doily done.

Sue is working on her necklace and needs to find the ball of thread because one of the shuttles is running out. She's been keeping the work in progress for her hat in a little box to make sure the thread stays clean. Here's the motif for the crown of the hat finished.

Diane used size 20 Lizbeth, #171 Green Coral Sea to tat the first pattern from Tatting by Myra Piper, which she has called a snowflake although it has 9 arms instead of 6. Some of Diane's students have been afflicted with shuttle acquisition syndrome, but their parents don't seem to mind. The students are still practicing their tatting and receiving their reward motifs and some have taken to adding bling their shuttles. Diane has been giving them a floss bobbin with each shuttle so they have plenty of thread to work with when they get home. She has finished the second motif in Myra Piper's book, also tatted in size 20 Lizbeth, #171 Green Coral Sea.

Kristen's tatting had a lot of ends to hide and when several people  suggested that she learn how to do split chains and supplied links to helpful videos, she forged ahead. First there was a split chain. The there was an SSSR and now she's on to finishing Karey Solomon's Plain and Fancy doily.

Marie tatted the Star Doily from an old Workbasket magazine using pearl cotton #12 for a finished size of 9 inches.

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