Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Bookmarks, Hat, Motifs, Edging, Doilies, Pendants and an Airplane

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 didn't tat much on holidays, but she did get this bookmark completed.

Sue has one more motif to do on the hat and the crown is finished. Here's the finished crown being modelled, and here's the beginning of the brim.

Ancolie tatted a bouquet of cluny leaves which weren't difficult, they just needed a little practice. She tatted simple flowers using cluny leaves and the basic patterns can easily be found, but she's not satisfied with the results. Lacemakers say it takes the practice of  a 100 tries to make a perfect tally, or in the case of tatting, a perfect cluny.

Fox made BrĂ¼ssel by Adelheid Dangela from Occhi Patchwork which she found fun to do, if a but fiddly. The hankie is done, although she wishes it were not so stiff. She tatted a bit over the weekend, while visiting, and discovered when she got home that her shuttle was missing, but happily it was found out on the patio, a little damp, but functional.

Kathy found Jane Eborall’s Small Motif design worked well with the six sided finding she had to make this pendant in Lizbeth Christmas Red, size 20. Another one made this paper weight with some extra embellishments.

Kristen is making progress on her pillow edging and she's wondering, should the edging go all the way around or just on one side? When attaching it, should it be attached just by the bottom picots, or all the picots. (Personally, I'd go for tatting it all the way around, unless I was running out of thread, and I'd attach by ALL the picots because it makes it easier to wash without having to block it again every time it's used.)

Marie wanted to make something a little bigger, so she used  silver sewing thread and tatted around a string of beads to make this Teal Cross. The Purple Passion Drop was made with 3 cat's eyes; a triangular dark purple, a rectangular gold, and a pear shaped light purple tatted with two strands of gold sewing thread. The green drop was tatted with an emerald-green cats eye, using silver sewing thread.

Martha has had a request for her folded rings tutorial, so she's added it to the Free Patterns Page on her blog.

Wanda had a series of problems with the computer, losing the model, losing the most recent pattern changes, but finally, here is her tatted airplane done in Lizbeth thread # 605 Silver in size 20. She has all of the white centres done for her triangles and just has to combine them.

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