Sunday, June 12, 2016

Doilies, Motifs, Heart, Choker, Flag, Crosses, Bookmarks, Butterfly, Earrings, Necklace and Snowflake

Mistene has round 8 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily done, although it's curling a bit. After round 9 it's still curling and she's hoping another round with sort it out.

Jane was approaching the end of the round when she hit the end of her thread. We all hate running out of thread but never more than when we're so close to the finish line. Here's the finished motif. She didn't like where the final round of this square motif started, thinking it would change the tension on the chain, so she changed to where she thought it ought to start, which is an easy thing to do for an experienced tatter. Motif 31 in the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito has the same centre as motif 28 which gave her trouble, so she was able to use the lessons learned there to tat this one correctly. She thinks think she could've done motif 32 in one pass if she'd been a bit more forward-thinking.

Sharon has Round 8 of the Renulek spring 2016 doily completed and she's still 2 rounds behind.

Nikki tatted this little heart pattern by Vicki Clarke in Artiste thread in Windsor colour, but she got half way around, and discovered she had attached in the wrong place and abandoned it. The second one came out beautifully, but she's not sure what she's going to do with it. She's been looking for a choker pattern and auditioned this bookmark design by Dee Powell in Bernat Handicrafter thread in iris, but the little hearts got lost in the colour changes. She did it again in Cameo crochet thread, but she doesn't like the texture of the thread and made one too many hearts, so she's going to try it again in black Lizbeth. She went back to Renulek's Spring 2014 napkin done with #10 Artiste thread in the colour of snow pea, which she is going to call finished at row 8 because there was an earlier mistake she decided not to fix which makes progress difficult and in addition, it's already 17 inches across.

Melanie has another stripe done and she's on to the very long stripes. Lots of long, slow slogging on this project.

Cindy has been tatting bookmarks to keep on hand to pop into a card for people she knows will appreciate them.

Diane finished the first arm of this Spinning Wheel. A cutie pie in a onesie is even cuter with a tatted teddy bear. More tatting time has this Spinning Wheel progressing nicely. Of course not much tatting time results in not much progress. Still progressing. Spinning Wheel glass mat, Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in size 20 hand-dyed thread, Raspberry Ripple with Real Vanilla by Tatskool.

Eliz chose size 40 DMC Cordonnet in white to work on an adaptation of a 1915 tea cloth pattern which has been done by Jessica Spaulding.

Fox is making slow progress on the lace around this fabric centre, but it sure is pretty. This is a Norma Benporath pattern, that she found fun, easy and new to her, tatted directly onto a round doily centre. The more the unfinished lace sat there, the more Fox decided to call this one done and she cut off the unfinished row on this Renulek doily.

Laurette tatted a variation of Fiona's variation on Anne Bruvold's Tardis bookmark making it one row longer as a Father's Day gift for her Dad.

Margaret used Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon thread size 20 to tat this Spinning Wheel Glass Mat by Mary Konior.

Marie tatted this little "Mary's Butterfly," with three strands of sewing thread and left the ends, to add beads. After adding beads, it doesn't look like a butterfly.  Here is a pair of cross earrings, she designed to go with a cross necklace.

Muskaan tatted The Tenth Day of December Snowflake by Lene Bj√∂rn from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting, but she wanted to highlight the curves of the long chains in a single colour. She has been test tatting Jane Eboarll's Beaded Lock Chain Earrings, which are a challenge for her because beads seem to drive her crazy. She gave filet tatting as shared by Amanda a try. She used what she called the “SLT picot” to change colour midway through a chain. She's tatting Rounds 9 & 10 of Renulek's  2016 doily in size 40 cream Anchor thread.

Phyllis has completed the Diane Doily found on Craftree, which just needs the ends worked in and pressing so that she can use it for her fair entry this year.

Sue spent 90 minutes waiting for a friend at the clinic which gave her lots of tatting time on the Spring 2016 doily. Lack of energy kept her from zooming right along, but she is making progress.

Wanda had this fabric doily centre and used Lizbeth size 20 in #159 Easter Eggs to add the edging as she went and it fit perfectly without any adjustment.

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