Thursday, August 04, 2016

Doilies, Lanyard, Cross, Techniques, Motifs and Bracelet

The Guidelines
1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing me to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
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.
Jane decided that a power outage was a good time to get back to tatting from the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito and the next one is a 3 shuttle design on the cover of the book. She was concerned that the design might cup and as she approached the end of the round she thought she might run out of the multi coloured thread, but she finished with a whole 12 cm left!

Melanie picked up a purling pin at Lacis and she was working on a necklace just for something to do while waiting in line and the two have come together in a lanyard.

Diane worked on her Spinning Wheel glass mat in size 80 Lizbeth Pink Cocoa. Her new project, Renulek's Napkin "Marta" in size 80 Majestic #823 fits nicely into one of her new thread catchers. Round 2 of Renulek's Napkin Marta is size 80 Majestic #830, which now measures a whopping 2 3/4". She remembered that she didn't post a picture of her July tatting, she accomplished a lot in July! The Pink Cocoa Spinning Wheel is finished and she really likes the way it turned out. She completed round 3 of Renulek's Napkin Marta, but since it had severe cupping even after blocking she's thinking of re-doing this round either with larger picots between rings or a different stitch count. She opted for snipping it off and using larger picots on the rings, and now it lays flat.

Eliz tatted Fancy Cross by Roger aka Freedman in size 20 Manuela thread, although she altered the bottom as she was running out of thread and she thought this would work better for adding a ribbon. She has made some progress in her practise of filet tatting, even if some of her squares are a little rounded. She wanted to use some of the thread in her stash and she combined this softly coloured variegated thread by Manuela with a lovely Lizbeth thread using a pattern from an old Geocities website.

Muskaan bought some variegated thread online because the colours were gorgeous, but when it arrived, the thread was thicker that size 10, more like size 3 and she used it for some coasters and tried out some techniques with it. One advantage to working with the thicker thread was that it made it easier for trying out new techniques.

Wanda didn't add beads to her lanyard, partly because she was tatting in the car, but when she came home from Hobby Lobby with beads she decided to try it out. The addition of beads gave the design more of a leaf shape and it works well as a bracelet.

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