Sunday, May 14, 2017

Doilies, Necklaces, Bracelet, Ice Drops, Cross and Brooch

Mistene is on round 7 of Renulek's Spring 2017 doily but she hasn't taken a picture of it yet, so instead she's showing a close up if the centre.

Maryanne  thought row 10 moved along so quickly that she was surprised when it was done.  Here is the doily in size #20. She has been able to tat both doilys on the same evening and you can see row 9 in size 40 is a MUCH slower tat, but working it first in the larger thread set the pattern in her mind.

Elsa wanted to make a gift for a friend and used a beaded version of Nellie Ellison's Border No. 67. She used beige coloured thread with 11/0 cream coloured rocks and round 3 mm pearls resulting in a lovely beaded necklace. She thinks she will have the matching BaBo bracelet done soon with a thicker thread and two small differences: for lack of finding the right colour, there will be no ribbon, and round pearls will not be transparent and she opted for freshwater pearls.

Diane tatted 3 more Ice Drops in Spring Garden and she's getting close to the end of the ball of thread. In spite of her dedication to weaving she did get another Ice Drop done and she'll have to keep at it if she wants a stash of them for Christmas.

Margaret has posted the start of her latest project done in white Lizbeth size 20.

Marie posted her latest cross from her favourite book. This is a brooch she made for Mother's Day. The smaller was made with size 20 thread and the larger with size 10.

Sue needs some suncatchers for some special ladies, so she's tatting in Lizbeth size 40 Butterfly Breeze, with bingo chips, cheap plastic kids beads, and small glass beads and a bangle bracelet and she doesn't even mind working with all these paperclips. She did the first one in yellow with a tatted heart in the centre, and the newest one with a tiny butterfly.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dreamcatcher, Doilies, Heart, Ice Drops, Bell, Crosses and Snowflakes

Usha has created this beautiful Dreamcatcher flower motif that incorporates her dot picots and woven rows for a textured design, in which the middle is worked first. The second (outer) row uses the dot picots. The 3rd row is tatted over the middle row. Round 4 works in toward the centre of the motif joined over base of the rings of Round 1 using only single shuttle. Round 5 the centre of the motif is tatted over base of rings of Round 4 with only single shuttle.

Vera is working on Renulek's 2017 doily and each row is taking longer and longer to complete. The thread is Puppets Eldoradó 16 (the name sounds like it lost something in the translation).

Mistene is on to round 4 of Renulek's Spring 2017 doily which she's been tatting in Marilee's size 20 Sugar Maple HDT. The colour is gorgeous but she's wondering if she'll have enough to complete it. If not she may go with a contrasting colour for the outer rows. Round 6 is done but not blocked and looking lovely. Mary Konior's Queen of Hearts from Tatting with Visual Patterns is tatted in Lizbeth colour 140, County Grape Swirl, size 40 using front side/back side tatting.

Melanie attended a conference on weaving with neutrals which she enjoyed very much and her variation on Diane's Ice Drop was sold at auction although it didn't bring in as much as she hoped, but the comments she got on it were very encouraging.

Diane has been subbing and weaving, which hasn't allowed for a lot of tatting time, but she did tat one Ice Drop. She got another Ice Drop finished to add to her stash, in between bouts of weaving. Another 4 Ice Drops have been completed.
Fox is on the 10th row of her lilac doily and she's enjoying using her new shuttle.

Marie tatted a beaded bell using Monica Hahn's pattern from Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns. One of her favourite patterns by Lene Bjorn tatted in a thread that has a gold and iridescent filament. Another favourite cross pattern from Lene. Another one from "Tatted Bookmarks: Crosses."

Muskaan tatted Annette Snowflake adapted from Annette in Tatting Patterns and Designs by Blomqvist and Persson. She shares her tips for tatting this design in 2 colours with front side/back side tatting. Sally’s Bugle Snowflake by Jane Eborall lends itself to a plethora of colour combinations in threads and beads. Her notes and thoughts are included on her blog.

Nikki finished her 4th doily, Renulek's Wiosna 2015, tatted in Artiste thread in #10 Wild Berry and black and she's hoping that pressing the doily will help it to lay out flatter, as it has a tendency to bunch. She wanted a quick cross pattern to pop in a letter to her mother in law and selected a Mary Konior design and some thread already wound on her shuttles. In her haste she dropped 4 chain stitches and decided to go on to a different pattern. This tiny, but perfect cross isn't what she had in mind, but she's hoping it's the thought and not the size that will count.

Sue did another test tat for Elaine P. Gan of the Life Cross and although the pattern is fine, she's not happy with the way it turned out. Here it is again looking better. She loves this design by Elaine P. Gan called Easter Cross tatted in Lizbeth size 40, Elderberry Jam. It requires attention, but looks lovely. Elaine P. Gan's Primrose Cross is done in Lizbeth size 40 Elderberry Jam, but since she wasn't feeling very well, she had problems with the directional tatting. Heartfelt Cross is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lemon Yellow
to empty another shuttle, but again she's not feeling well and not satisfied with her tatting results.