Friday, August 11, 2017

Bracelets, Motifs, Doilies, Snowflakes, Techniques, Ice Drops, Edging, Runner, Ornaments and Earrings

Usha has created some Rakhis with tatted centres and cords for tying. The first one features two clovers joined with an embellishment in the centre and lock stitch chains for cords, while the second features split rings with a bead in the centre. The following samples show variations with different types of cords. Her Tatting group came up with even more designs along the same lines.

Vera has enjoyed playing with Robin's Magic Square in all of it's variations, but she's going to put it aside for a while because she's interested in making a design on Facebook.

Sharon printed off the pattern to Ruth's 2008 snowflake and started tatting it, but somehow one of the arms twisted and attempts to fix it resulted in a tangled mess, so she cut it off. She finally got a finished version, but she can't see tatting multiples of it and this one will be going on her tree at home.

Melanie used a 4 ply yarn that is marketed for baby things for her cro-tat project and it seems to have worked.

Diane used the Green Coral Sea thread left on shuttles to tat an Ice Drop and this ribbon has an edging that picks up the colours in it. She tatted the centre of the Rose Cross from my Tatted Crosses book in size 20 Lizbeth, Azalea Lt., but at 2 inches across it was going to be huge. Then she pulled out this tatting magazine from 1944 and the very first pattern, #8894 was one she wanted to try using Coats and Clark's size 70, colour #8. Of course, what is a day without an Ice Drop. Another Ice Drop and some work on her edging, which is a finer thread than she has used lately. She tried an idea on this Ice Drop in size 20 Lizbeth #122, Caribbean,  adding picots on every other chain on the inside chains, but rather than being effective, it just looks like she forgot the picots. Diane started the next motif on her sister-in-law's runner, but something didn't look right. It turns out she omitted the second ring.

Fox used a handy gadget to help her tat with the very little end of thread she had to work with. Even with that, she didn't have enough thread for the last 2 repeats, so she went with the only thread choice she had. It's a close enough match that it's not too obvious. Now she's on to one of Renulek's patterns, which she's tatting in  Light Silver, Lizbeth #40.

Marie is up to round 7 on her doily and each round is getting longer and slower to finish. Round 8 is looking more polished. She took a little break to tat something quicker. Round 9 is done and only 3 more to go. Round 10 shown on light and dark backgrounds.

Sue has 10 of 12 Ice Drop ornaments done in red and white, and this one is Diane's Pink Fudge Ice Drop pattern. Diane's Rootbeer Fudge Ice Drop pattern was modified by using 3 tiny beads forced into a triangle point instead of the large bead. Her final one is Barbara's Snowflake Ice Drop pattern slightly modified. She thought this one would look good just as a snowflake, and she was right. She finally tatted a second Woodland Medallion by Robin Perfetti in size 20 Lizbeth Christmas Delight and joined it to the first around an ornament. Yarnplayer's Small Maple Leaf pattern tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Autumn Apple Pie thread makes lovely earrings.

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