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.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Snowman, Doilies, Snowflakes, Bookmarks, Motifs, Earrings, Edging, Butterflies, Windmill, Baby Bonnet, Collar, Bracelet, Heart and Pendants

Melanie was asked to tat snowman earrings an online search turned up two patterns, but she thinks the first one, which is tatted in 2 parts, doesn't look very snow-like so she's going to try the other one.

Sue has managed to add one whole motif to her Jan Stawasz doily, which is a lot when you're a busy lady.

mb duke test tatted "Crystalline" snowflake pattern for Robin Perfetti and really loves it. She tatted it in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice and the first 2 rows would make a nice round medallion for a necklace. She did a second version of this snowflake in size 80 white Lizbeth thread. The second time she omitted the thrown rings between the points of the snowflake in the final round. For teacher gifts this year she tatted bookmarks. She's still working on Renulek's 2015 Spring doily and is about two thirds of the way around this row.

Linda has 3 of 4 ghosts tatted ins size 20 thread from a Mark Meyers pattern for a lady in Texas.

Grace finished this gorgeous Valentine doily from Land of Laces blog. The earrings are tatted in Sulky Blendables from a pattern by Anne Bruvold. It only took about 6 yards of thread for 2 earrings so she did them in several different colours. This peach motif I made from a Russian website that she forgot to note down. Pictured here:  Left, Mystery Doily from Craftree, Center top and right top, motif from Japanese book and center bottom and right bottom, heart motif from Lyn Morton's book.

 Diane used size 10 Aunt Lydia's thread to make this snowflake and while it's great for crochet it doesn't work quite as well for tatting because it shreds if you have to unpick a stitch. It's 6" across, about an inch and a half bigger than the green one tatted in size 20 Omega. She thinks the teal, bronze, and white thread she used for the next snowflake is Artiste from Hobby Lobby. She decided the doilies that decorate her hutch needed washing and blocking and here they are sitting out to dry. She tatted another Noelle snowflake in Aunt Lydia's but the pastel thread was a little rougher than the others, making it a little more difficult to close the rings. Another snowflake from Robin Perfetti's newest collection is Eclipse, a very pretty pattern. He daughter's students call her CC, so Diane made her this bookmark with double Cs. She was using up thread on her shuttles and made this short bookmark from a Japanese book, Tatting Lace. She also tatted this 3 1/2" motif which was very easy and just the right size for a piece in her curio cabinet.

Erisnyx has been tatting but not blogging and here are several pieces she has been working on. The Tatted Bookmark by Lenore English was made for her Grandmother's birthday in Lizbeth size 20, #146 and #603. Star No. 2, from the book Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson is done in size 10. She really liked changing Edging 24, from A Tatter's Workbook into a bookmark in Lizbeth size 20, #138. Edging 39 in Lizbeth size 20, #633 and #647 from A Tatter's Workbook got connected to this handkerchief.  Lizbeth size 20, #122 and #657 were used for this Butterfly from Tatted Animals, by Inga Madsen. She couldn't decide which colour she wanted to use for Jane Eborall's Watering Can pattern so she used five. The Paisley pattern by Mark Myers was done in Lizbeth size 20, #618, #620, #680, and #688. She still had some thread on the shuttles afterward and used them to make Jane Eborall's Windmill. The Butterick Butterfly Bookmark by Martha Ess made a great present for my aunt's birthday tatted in Lizbeth size 20, #657, #686, #688, #684, and #680. Lacy Bookmark pattern by LaRae Mikulecky, done in Lizbeth size 20, #148 was made for her cousin's birthday. Edging 18 from A Tatter's Workbook also got to become a bookmark done in DMC size 30.

Fox is adding the third last motif and the thread is really bad and slows her down considerably with all the splitting and knotting. The cap is more the right size, working up quickly, so  the #20 was the right choice. Suneeti sent pictures of the lace Fox sent her finally attached to the perfect sweater. Taking a break from her larger projects she did some mignonette motifs from the Russian book that she got from Elena.

Jenn test tatted a gorgeous snowflake pattern named Polaris by Robin Perfetti which was fun to tat. For the Mystery TAL, she decided to continue on with the same colour and used split chains and a split ring to move up to the next round. She now has Round 5 done and the mistakes made earlier didn't affect it.

Lilas has posted two of her designs, the bracelet and the heart.

Margaret test tatted this wonderful pattern for Robin called Polaris in Lizbeth thread size 20. She tatted a pendant from Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff, called Teratai in Lizbeth Royal Wave size 20. The butterfly is from Mary Konior Tatting Patterns book.  This bracelet is from Shabby Chic Tatting by Rozella F Linden, a pattern called Ribbon and Flowers lace. She was going to make several flowers to go on top of the flowers in the pattern giving it a 3D effect but in the end I just did the middle one.

Marie needed another set of earrings. She loves how these pendants came out, but she can't keep them all so they're in her shop. Robin Perfetti's Eclipse snowflake, done in size 20 thread, with and without beads. This bracelet was created to match her swirly set. This variation of Swirly was done in 2 colours. Followed by a 2 colour pendant. Here's the necklace with more beads.

Muskaan gave this design the name "Gerbera Lace" when she used the variegated red thread & the central flower looked like a beautiful Gerbera. The broad lace is done in variegated red and solid black, but the black was coarse and hard to work with.

Phyllis found her missing tatting that was hiding under a pad of paper.

Sue finished and blocked Renulek's Spring 2014 Doily in size 40 Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait, Orange Crush, and Lime Green Med. Holy Cross from Elaine P. Gan tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Niagara Falls. Another Elaine P. Gan design which is supposed to be a neckpiece with chains and clasps on each side tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.  Elaine's Mercy Cross tatted in size 40 Tatskool's HDT Rainbow Bright is about the size of her thumb. Elaine's My Portion Cross tatted in size 40 Tatskool's HDT Rainbow Bright is her favourite. This test tat is an earring that goes with the blue pendant she did earlier. This earring design by Elaine tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Caribbean has an open area where you can place a small charm in the centre. Another test tat done in size 20 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. More test tatting for Elaine these are earrings in size 20 Lizbeth Caribbean. Size 40 HDT from Tat-ilicious for this earring design. Her own Confetti HDT in size 10 for this last earring.  These earrings are test tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Island Breeze. The test tat for this earring design is done in size 40 Lizbeth Navy Blue with tiny pearlish white beads.