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.
Nikki has just learned to tat and for her first project she tatted hearts, using vintage J&P Coats knit-cro-sheen she inherited from her grandmother, which she combined with beading to create Valentine's day cards for her family.
Sarah is still working through Jennifer Williams' new book "Tatted Snowflakes", modifying the patterns which use beads and sequins and similar additions to be straight tatting, like this one called "Karen".
Batty Tatter has another fairy tale dragon, valiant knight, and a princess in pink, mounted on a watercolour scene with the castle in the background.
Melanie has tatted her next sketch and she can see where she can improve it.
Linda added tatted edgings to little knitted socks making sure that the lace had enough room to stretch over tiny feet.
Claire used polyester Penny thread in size 30 red to make this ring from Crochet Accessoires en Frivolite.
Diane finished round 4 of her Concentric Rectangles doily and then assembled all of her February tatting for a photo shoot. The she tatted a Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in size 20 Lizbeth, Vineyard Harvest #131. She knew she wanted the last round of the Rectangles doily in Leaf Green Lt and she likes how it's coming out. This Spinning Wheel Glass Mat is in size 20 Lizbeth Twirlz, Autumn Breeze #408. This Emmy Liebert design from Georgia Seitz's Online Tatting Class is perfect for showing possibilities to young tatters. Diane has done more of them in different colours which is great both for showing what can be done and using up bits of thread. Diane wasn't a fan of the Twirlz thread when it first came out, but now she's enjoying it in this Spinning Wheels Glass Mat made with size 20 Lizbeth Twirl, Autumn Breeze #408. She found a wee mistake in a previous row on her Rectangular doily but she was able to snip it out and fix it. She had enough thread left on her shuttles to tat another Emmy Liebert motif. She's already half way around her Concentric Rectangles doily.
Fox finished the Pascale Provost motif which is 31/2”, tatted with Karey Solomon's #40 HDT. She's still in limbo waiting for her thread to arrive so she started a Mary Konior design, what to guess what it is? If you guessed Spinning Wheel Glass Mat, you'd be right. Tatted in Karey Solomon's HDT size 40, it's about 4 inches across.
Lilas finally has the Moulin Rouge necklace finished. She was so busy working on it that she didn't spend as much time on recording her steps as she thought she would at the beginning, but that's the way the creative process works. Part of her challenge in finishing it was the closure which she purchased, but ended up going in a different direction. The end result is an absolutely unique and gloriously wonderful piece of lace.
Margaret tatted this daffodil last year from the pattern by Jennifer Williams, using Lizbeth thread no 20 Pineapple Parfait. This year Craftree are doing a challenge, a year long 24 Snowflake tat-along, using the book 24 Snowflakes in tatting by Lene Bjorn, and here is Day one in white Lizbeth thread no 20.
Marie has started another doily by Jan Stawasz. It's from his book, Tatted Treasures. She tatted it with size 5 thread which has been a constant fight to close the rings until she rubbed Thread Heaven on the thread.
Muskaan shows an explanation of up joins, down joins, folded joins, swirl joins, and Lark's Head Picot Joins. Then she shows blocking... with a rolling pin.
Sue is challenging herself working on a design that uses 6 shuttles. She got another row done on her "hide and seek doily". This is Yarnplayer's Atom Pendant from her Up and Tat 'Em book using size 40 Lizbeth Raspberry Pink Med. She's finished another round on her doily. She had an idea to tat rings with plenty of picots to join them, thinking it would pull the rings into square shapes. It worked, sort of, as you can see from this sample done in size 20 Lizbeth Western Sunset. This is her Backward Swirl Wreath design, tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush. Here it is with beads and she loves how it looks. This is her black bugle bead bracelet, so far, she has plans for it. It takes a LOT of paperclips to work it. She added another round but it didn't give it what she thought it would.
Wanda created this Hanging Basket Edging and added it to a runner for a Christmas gift. She noticed a bookmark in her Bible that she made earlier but didn't record, but when she tried to create a diagram her software wouldn't work so she's looking for some answers from the manufacturer.