Thursday, June 30, 2016

Motifs, Doilies, Coaster, Butterflies, Toys and Edging

Jane saw motif 45 in the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito with the outer rounds done in the same colour, but she thought that obscured the rather interesting centre, so she used two colours.

Nikki hit that frustrating point where she realized she had made the same mistake...again. We've all been there, done that, when working on a doily.

Diane finished her latest Mary Knonior Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in Pond HDT which took a long time to get through due to all the other activities she was involved in. She started her 37th Spinning Wheel glass mat for 2016, in another beautiful hand-dyed thread from Yarnplayer, size 20 Campfire. Here it is completed, in all it's glory. She's hoping she has enough of the Campfire HDT to finish Robin Perfetti's Rosette Coaster (Variation) from her new book, Tatted Coasters.

Eliz managed to tat round 4 of the test tat for Jessica of the Sander's Tea Cloth, which is currently 19.5 cm, or 7.75 inches, in diameter in size 40 DMC Cordonnet. Concentric Rectangles by Edda Guastalla Bianchetti with modified corners in final round is 26 cm by 18.5 cm (10.25 inches by 7.25 inches) done in size 20 threads; Flora 204 (yellow), Lizbeth 105 (variegated), Lizbeth 663 (blue).

Marie noticed that her thread was getting a little dingy and her hands were a little blue, from beads that lost their colour. (I know the frustration. How insane is it to make beads that lose their colour?) She started again with reliable beads to make this lovely butterfly.

Martha shows us the Troll, another of the toys from her new book of tatted toys. Martha's such a tease.

Muskaan designed her own edging, a split ring 2 colour design. The design was created as a border for a hanky her MIL wanted to give a friend. She also designed a little motif for the corner of the hanky.

Stephanie tatted another of the Jan Stawasz doilies, this time all in Altin Basak thread. The next doily is one from Iris Niebach's "Doilies" book and she used thread from a tiny ball of bright yellow with no size on the label that works up just slightly smaller than DMC 80. Primrose Path by Mary Konior is tatted in pink Cebelia size 30. Then in Sulky cotton threads; a solid-colour #12-weight cotton, and variegated Sulky Cotton Blendables #12 for the chains. The last one is done in pink and grey from tiny balls without a name of the manufacturer.

Sue finished row 11 of Renulek's Spring Doily 2016 and it's looking lovely. She's little more that half way around row 12.

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