Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Doilies, Doodles, Hearts, Crosses, Ornaments, Bracelet, Earrings, Pendants, Snowflakes, Geckos, and Motifs

Julie finished the tatalong making the Little Lace Mat by Norma Benporath using Lizbeth 40, colours 646 et 647. She decided to do the last round in 2 sections, making the clovers separately, which of course made for a lot of ends to hide.

Linda started a doily from Catherine Austin's book, A New Twist on Tatting in size 20 purple/white variegated. She's still working on her CQ block and she always manages to add in a bit of tatting.

Diane emptied a shuttle doing this doodle from the Japanese book Tatting Lace. She had a couple of other shuttles that needed emptying and she worked on an idea she had, but it didn't progress the way she thought it would.

Fox, our perfectionist is not happy with how this doily is working out, with patches in places and bad spots (I can't see them, can you?), so she may just use the thread for a different project. She finished the Russian Mignonette pattern and had fun with it. Usually she doesn’t block with pins, but had to in this case, and it was worth the effort. Susan K. Fuller's Heart's Desire that is about an inch and a half wide, tatted in #80 Lizbeth Wildflower.

IsDihara tatted three cross bookmarks from the marvellous pattern by Grace Tan: Jane's Bookmark Cross. The first one, is tatted in purple using Flora size 20 #64. Cross two is tatted using Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean #122 and three is tatted using Lizbeth size 20 Summer Fun #104. Enchanter-Inspired Heart by Jon Yusoff is tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Boysenberry Dark #644 and Flora size 20 #238. She finished up an ornament; the Ribbon Candy Christmas Tree Ornament by Bonnie Swank designed for their neighbourhood Tatting Social group. These ornaments look especially nice when strung with pearls or Swarovski crystals.

Margaret and Suzanne have been challenging each other to find something on Pinterest that they could tat and her choice is Kersti's Floral Tatted Bookmark tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Summer Fun with a bead added to the centre of the ring for an interesting bracelet.

Marie has made a complete set of her jewelry with this bracelet. Here is the set with earrings, bracelet necklace and pendant. She tatted the Eclipse snowflake in two colours. She finished Jan Stawasz' Number 14 doily and her colour choice resulted in a sunflower with butterflies in the middle.

Muskaan shares her notes on working the TIAS doily by Iris Niebach that she introduced in 2009. The finished doily that Muskaan tatted in size 20 Anchor Mercer Crochet Cotton, Khaki Brown 4054-0359 and Cream 0300 measures 9.5 inches across.

Sue tatted Jane Eborall's gecko pattern in size 80 Lizbeth Springtime to make earrings for her granddaughter who has trouble finding earrings that don't give her infections. The larger one is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Caribbean and will possibly become a necklace.

Wanda took Lizbeth #130 Island Breeze and #122 Caribbean in size 20, and a handful of buttons to decorate with her when she left for Alaska intending to make some quick give aways.

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