Sunday, June 18, 2017

Doilies, Ice Drops, Button Motifs, Necklaces, Techniques, Pendants, Earrings, Tablecloth and Bookmark

Mistene finished round 9 of Renulek's Spring 2017 doily and she was hoping the thread would stretch, but it doesn't look like it will do for round 10 so she either has to stop here or figure out some complimentary colour to continue.

Cindy worked on Renulek's 2015 Spring Doily during her leisure hours. We can see how tough it was. She timed how long it took to complete the doily which was begun in 2015 and finished this summer - 89 hours. Yikes! She had plans to enter in the fair, but on the last round she noticed she had an extra ring to join onto!!! She's not sure what happened and at this point with the hours invested, she isn't about to search for the mistake and fix it, so just to get it finished she added in an extra ring on the last row. It's a gorgeous doily and you wouldn't notice it, unless you were really looking for it, but it isn't suitable for the fair. Still, it is a lovely example of tatted lace and would look beautiful gracing any table.

Diane's granddaughter loved the way the thread edging the ribbon picked up the blue of this Ice Drop. This one wasn't Sophie approved, since she was sleeping and didn't get to pick the colours.

Fox is waiting for her thread to arrive and doing some practice tatting like these button motifs with Dot picots done in size 40 Lizbeth. And here are more button motifs. Fox's cat is not impressed, but Fox is loving the button motifs. She loves them so much she's running out of them and had to resort to a cabone ring and Jon Yusoff's book, Tatting With Rings, and with a few errors, she managed the ring, improvising as she tatted. She got the hang of it and with some new Lizbeth #40 she made another one, but she's still having trouble with the thread splitting and having knots. (How is Fox managing to get all the balls with splitting thread and knots?)

Margaret tatted an Ice Drop Pendant using Diane's Spring Garden Ice Drop pattern with a small ring at the top for the ring and chain in Lizbeth size 20, Royal Wave. She was finishing up the thread on her shuttles and continued with the Royal Wave making a Mary Konior's Spinning wheel Glass Mat.

Marie tatsmithed a necklace in turquoise called "Turquoise Splendor Necklace" which she plans to keep for herself.

Martha was almost finished one of the motifs for the Rose doily and she didn't think it was something she could fix without having a big blob in all the delicate lace, so she sat it aside and later added a row of split chain in colour  to finish it off. Bothersome to tat, but pretty when done. Here it is on a dark background.

Muskaan was doing some more one shuttle playing and created these undulating designs which are very interesting. As usual she has included her step by step development of the patterns. She was playing around with 2 colour tatting, starting with a chain and simultaneously hiding the odd coloured ends.

Sue tatted these earrings in size 40 Lizbeth Orange Crush with little orange beads and the centre flower beads. She has another Ice Drop earring done using some newly acquired glass gems. Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam here are both earrings front and back. This is tatted in size 40 again with her stitch count and the "gem" actually has the colours of the thread in it, which will be finished off as a pendant. Ice Drop earrings in Lizbeth Blue Ice thread. She posted a group shot of the gems she's using which gives an indication of how they vary in size. Here's Autumn Spice Ice Drop earrings tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn Spice with a brown glass bead, front and back. Her tablecloth is growing and she has the ends hidden now all along one side. That's a really tedious job that is mind numbing if left until the end so while there aren't a lot more motifs done, there's a huge amount of work completed.

Wanda tatted a red white and blue bookmark for flag day in Lizbeth size 20 threads #654 Navy Blue, #671 Christmas Red, and #601 White.

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