Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bookmarks, Baby Carriage, Doilies and Edging

Erisnyx made the Autumn bookmark by Mark Myers for her Grandfather's birthday in Lizbeth size 80, #603 and #138. This Easy Bookmark from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker was made for her niece in Lizbeth size 20, #135 and #647. She was invited to a baby shower for three of her friends and decided to make Jane Eborall's Baby Buggy for each of them. The pink one done in  Lizbeth size 20, #621 and #132, turned out really cute. These sea green colours in  in Lizbeth size 20, #686 and #688 make for a nice simple design that would work well for any baby. The blue buggy, Lizbeth size 20, #657 and #143 has the lighter blue from the variegated thread positioned in the centre.

Diane had some unplanned down time due to forgetting to set the clock ahead, which resulted in the Jan Stawasz doily having this row nearly three quarters done. She spent a little time working on Renulek's Spring Doily and one shuttle ran out of thread, so it's time to do some winding. Aero bobbin shuttles take 9-10 yards of size 20 thread and are wound in about 2 minutes, which is yet another reason why I love bobbin shuttles-just imagine how much extra tatting time that gives me in a year.

Marie found this pattern in the Complete Book of Tatting, by Rebecca Jones and made it in rainbow thread.

Sue test tatted this cross design by Elaine P. Gan, but made a mistake on one of the arms that left it a little wonky. This next one is called Iron Cross which looks very iron-y in black with silver beads but she decided on a variegated pastel without the beads.

Wanda made her Emma edging in colours, it's just that they are very muted colours. Lizbeth #691 Mocha Brown Medium and #693 Linen Medium, both in size 10 are a nice subtle pairing. This is a sample in size 20, Lizbeth  #602 Natural and #658 Ocean Turquoise Light, just because that's what she had wound on the shuttles. She used size 10 for the edging because it covers more edge faster, it doesn't look as delicate as it would with smaller thread, but for table runners where the lace hangs over the edge of the table the heavier thread works better.

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