Sunday, May 03, 2015

Flowers, Collar, Bookmarks, Butterflies, Doilies, Motifs, Pendant, Bracelet and Edging

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. To be added back on, email me.

Dorota made this Jonquil and mounted it on a long stem to use as a bookmark. Then she was asked to make a lace collar sized for a specific dress and the little black dress never looked so good.

Mary Lena tested out some of her hand dyed threads on Mary Konior's Corn and Chaff pattern.

Julie is working on a Butterfly project using Lizbeth size 20 and 40 and the Butterfly pattern from Joƫlle Paulson (Frivole).

Sue has been busy updating the Ring of Tatters web site but she took a break to learn how to make daisy picots.

Linda made the Cherub Doily by Ann Wilson in Lizbeth size 20 153, Rainbow Taffy in memory of her cousin Bob who passed away from ALS and it will be mailed to his spouse. Round 3 of Renulek's Doily is an easy round of rings and chains, tatted with Lizbeth size 40 163, Blue Ice.

Diane had the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat almost done, but she ran out of waking hours and had to put it aside. She really likes the way this one in Purple Splendor turned out and may start another one. So she did, this one in size 10 Lizbeth, #102 Western Sunset.

Fox is plugging along, the white is the Ben Fikkert design where she's at #4 of 12 motifs. The blue is new, a design that she'll keep you guessing about.

Jenn tatted these designs by Elaine P Gan and thinks the first one would make a nice pendant with a bead hanging down in the gap.

Kristenin honour of ANZAC Day, came up with her own poppy design.

Lilas has posted a tutorial on making a band of interlocking split rings.

Marie has worked steadily on her doily and has one more row to go. She was working on a pendant from Marilee Rockley's Beaded Tatting Finery, but she forgot a ring. She finally had to give Jane Eborall's Starry Button Bracelet a try.

Muskaan was proceeding with a tutorial on Ninetta's layered rings when it was discovered that Ninetta accomplished it one way and Muskaan another.

HisKid tatted the Hope cross from Elaine's new book Tatting Patterns 4, in Yarnplayer's Adventurer HDT size 40, but the second one is done using 2 strands of thread. Robin Perfetti's Priscilla Cross is worked in size 40 Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion. She did another Hope cross which she thinks is a nice pattern for a man.

Wanda is happily back to working on edgings which she enjoys doing, but sewing them down is not nearly as enjoyable. This design is one she came up with a few years ago to trim an Advent gift.

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