Sunday, October 16, 2016

Snowflake, Motifs, Doilies, Flowers, Butterflies, Angel, Bracelet, Pendants and Leaves

Sarah tatted this lovely flake which was originally shared by Emma Crew, and in the original pattern, each petal contained a butterfly tatted separately in size 80 thread, but Sarah opted for an all white snowflake.

Elsa started this project on July 10 of this year: making a shawl from the traditional pattern of the wheel with 19 colours of DMC pearl cotton size 12 and here it is with 76 wheels completed.

Melanie is thrilled that this Hen N Chicks square by Rachael Mohler is her 25th motif completed in a year. Congratulations! Want to start again?

Diane finished the Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in size 80 Lizbeth #712, Kelly Green Med and it's a perfect size for her curio cabinet. Check out her collection of shuttles, if there's a shortage of shuttles in the world, blame Diane, she's got them all! LOL

Eliz has finished a whole bunch of little projects, like these Wiggly Flowers by Muskaan done in Pink variegated, size 10 Manuela, the other variegated being size 20  Lizbeth. She did Butterfly Liberated also by Muskaan in size 20 Lizbeth variegated. She's also working on a large project, Serwetka Wiosna 2016 by Renata Renulek Niemczyk, which is being done in size 80 DMC & Lizbeth and she's already on row 10. Candle adaptation using Rachael Mohler's Hen n Chicks Square is done in Green size 20 Cebelia, Red size 20 Manuela, variegated gold/white size 20 Manuela with strand of gold Kreinik Blending Filament. She experimented by starting these squares at different places and shares her results. She test tatted Cornelia Pheiffer's Angel in White size 30 Cebelia.

Lilas rediscovered the pulled loop join when she worked on this pattern by Nina Libin.

Marie has added tatting to another single clip earring to create this pendant.

Muskaan shares her Bond of Love bracelet with details of it's creation. Also shared are patterns for Wiggly Flowers, Butterfly Liberated, and Laurel Leaf. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Edgings, Leaves, Motifs, Bracelet, Pendants, Earrings, Doilies, Cross and Butterflies

Jane isn't fond of edgings that combine tatting and crochet like 91 and 92 and she's not sure she did the last row on the top one correctly, but it can create different effects. She liked the look of edging 93, and liked it even better when she realized that it is tatted in one pass. Edgings 94 and 95 use 'Victorian sets' of 4 first half stitches followed by 4 second half stitches, but she prefers the effect just on the chains.

Marthanne found this Maple Leaf Motif by Tammy Rodgers aka GreenFuzzer from 2001 and tatted it in Lizbeth's Autumn Spice # 136, size 20. A perfect pairing of thread and pattern and just the right size for tatting during a football game.

Elsa tatted her fourth design combining tatting and needle lace and the long picots in the centre provided a good support for needle lace overlay. This celtic bracelet was designed to match the other celtic pieces she made. The set ready for wearing has a pendant, earrings and bracelet.

Melanie likes the tight centre of this motif from a Workbasket magazine which uses trefoils of smaller rings all joined to each other and she thinks it would make a nice tablecloth.

Diane is loving working with the size 80 thread, Raspberry Pink Med for this Spinning Wheel. Since she was subbing, she didn't have much tatting time, but every little bit helps. The Raspberry Spinning wheel is done, and now she's on to one in Lizbeth #712, Kelly Green Med, also size 80. She's making slow progress on this Spinning Wheel as she and her sweetie took time out to celebrate their 36th anniversary.

Eliz explains the differences with tatting right handed or left handed especially while paying attention to front side/back side work. Playing with Muskaan's TWOT she worked pat of a wreath. Then there was the challenge to start with a different ring.

Marie loves finding old clip earrings and this is one revitalized with tatting. She has started several collections and thins one is called Royal with royal blue beads. Another Royal variation. The cross by Lene Bjorn is called Malene.

Muskaan added some beads to a wreath segment bracketed by a couple of laurel leaves it would work well as a necklace or choker. Fun ways to play with tatting. This butterfly glued onto a book ribbon makes it longer and keeps it from fraying. Rachael Mohler’s Hen n Chick Square Motif done in a nice fat thread makes a good coaster. Her first Hens and Chicks edging. A small butterfly project on Craftree is still being perfected. Tattingweed’s Crinoline Doily is giving her much more thought for the TWOT series.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Edgings, Doilies, Butterflies, Crosses, Cupcakes, Pendants and Techniques

Jane thinks edging 88 could be worked directly onto fabric instead of onto a crocheted 'header'. Edging 89 is a rings-only pattern which she'd call frothy and she thinks it would work better as an insertion than an edging. Edging 90 is pretty but pedantic, with a lot of ends to hide.

Sue has the next round of her doily finished and is on the round with lots of scalloped motifs and lots of ends to hide.

Diane eked out some tatting time and made some progress on Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. Being the very first customer of  PainTatPlus, Diane received a lovely note with a tatted butterfly. She loves the way this little Spinning Wheel turned out, although it's really too small to be a glass mat (coaster) at a mere 3 1/2", but she thinks this may be her new favourite shade of blue!

Eliz tatted these butterfly twins using her own pattern to empty shuttles. Then she moved on to a variation of her Small Cross Bookmark. After that she needed a bit of a challenge and made the Tatted Cupcake 2 by Nancy Tracy.

Fox is still slowly working through row 11 of her doily, whose snail's pace of completion is further hampered by the addition of beads. Oh so slow to tat, but oh so pretty when it's done.

Marie found this pretty button at a store that's gone out of business and added tatting to make a lovely pendant. She has another cross done for one of the children. She loves Lene's crosses and this is one of her, most, favourites.

Muskaan has another session posted in her This Way or Tat discovery, working with ring only patterns.