Sunday, March 01, 2015

Doilies, Heart, Motifs, Flower and Lady

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing me to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. The blogs are ALL checked whenever there is an update using the links list in the sidebar on the right, there is no need to advise me that you have added new content. If your new items haven't shown up, it's because I haven't had time to do an update yet.
3. I 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. I don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell me when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. From past experience I know the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let me know so that I continue to check your blog on a regular basis. Also let me know if once was enough so that I can move your blog to the list of past participants.
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 is using Omega thread size 50 in a colour called "Natural" which looks like unbleached cotton, white, but not bright white to tat Renulek's Wiosna 2015.

Diane is one third of the way around the Jan Stawasz doily that she is calling Masterpiece, although others have called it Monster. It's a monstrous amount of work, but in the end it's a masterpiece of lace. She finished the last two flowers on Renulek's Spring Doily and is ready for the next round. She had a hard time staying focused, so it was good that she could work on both of her doilies and she's enjoying working Renulek's doily in multiple colours. The Masterpiece doily is almost half way through the round.

Fox managed to mangle one of Karey Solomon's patterns from her First Quarter 2015 subscription. The heart was easy and tiny, but with the larger piece, she had some problems joining to the wrong picot every time, so could not advance to the final few rows. Dyslexia must be a torment. She's hoping to get this week's instalment of Renata's Spring Doily finished.

Margaret tatted this daffodil from the pattern by Jennifer Williams, in Lizbeth thread no 20 Pineapple Parfait.

Muskaan is experimenting with inverted tatting. She started off by playing with Judith Connors’ exquisite 3-D flowers & compositions, but part way through discovered that there were some techniques she needed to acquire first. A year later she revisited it and managed some creditable results.

Phyllis is back working on her Jan Stawasz "Monster" Doily, on row 8, with only 10 more rows to go. She also did a tel awareness ribbon, in colour Jade from Aunt Lydia, size 10. The variegated rose color thread is from Yarnplayer, size 20 called Peaches 'n Onions making the toffee candy pattern from Tat Days 2014.

Sue had to take a friend in for some medical tests that left her doing some tatting and some demonstrating so she has round 10 done on Renulek's 2014 Spring Doily.

Wanda tatted the Colonial Lady applique from Aunt Ellen's Tatting Handbook but it was originally in one of the Workbasket magazines. There are several resources on the internet for finding old patterns like those in the Workbaskets that Wanda has listed.

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