Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Motifs, Owls, Doodles, Butterflies, Ornament, Bracelet, Pendants, Doilies, Cross, Pin, Rocket and Cuff

Jane tatted motif 50 that is one of the advanced motifs using split rings, which was pretty straightforward, but she missed a picot at the beginning of round 2, where she should've had a false picot to get to round 3. Motifs 51 and 52 use twisted picots, which weren't as simple as she thought.

Sharon made the tiny owls in size 10 thread, while the larger owls are Needle tatted using a size 1 needle and worsted weight cotton yarn.

Batty Tatter had a little trouble with this butterfly which she was supposed to start the body with one antenna and finish with the other antenna, but she didn't know how to do it that way. It's still a lovely flutter.

Melanie is intrigued by lace framing other things, like a hanky or a picture and the negative space in this ornament cover from Tatted Christmas Balls by Nadine Nunnelly
really draws her eye, so she's thinking of maybe creating something like it to cover a bell she picked up.

Sue tatted this bracelet and pendant from a Jennifer Williams pattern that she had to try. Jane's Starry Button pattern, with a few beads removed along with the button and replaced with a Tibetan spacer, used some of the green seed beads a friend gave her.

Diane felt like her retirement was official when the kids went back to school and she got to stay home and tat, a Sinning Wheel Glass Mat, of course. The finished piece, done in discontinued Perfect Quilter #070, Denim, is 3.5 inches across. She spent a rainy day using up thread on her shuttles making butterflies. The funky butterfly started out with blue thread that she ran out of, and finished with red thread. She's still emptying shuttles and using up the wound thread making lots of butterflies. The Spinning Wheel is tatted in an orange organic cotton sewing thread she found on Etsy. She is making progress on her Spinning Wheel and enjoying her retirement.

Fox is finding the 2016 Renulek pattern the most enjoyable tatting she has done in eight years using thicker, smooth, purl thread, repetition plus the infrequently added beads are all factors that are immensely pleasing and cause no stress.

Marie loves the way Butterfly Cross by Ruth More came out. The Layered Flower Brooch is one of her stacked ring brooch collection and won first place at the county fair, in the "other jewelry" category. This is the same brooch in DMC floss.

Martha's rocket is her creation for Palmetto TatDays theme "Tatting is out of this World".

Wanda created a denim wrist cuff with denim, buttons, scraps of lace, and of course, tatting.

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