Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bookmarks, Doilies and Pins

Mary Lena tatted "Christina", a bookmark from Lene Bjorn's Tatted Bookmarks – cross-shaped.

Julie made the Josephina Cross in DMC size 60. She continues to work on Norma Benporath's Little Lace Mat using Lizbeth size 40 colours 646 and 647.

mb duke finished this cross designed by Robin Perfetti and she loves this pattern tatted in Lizbeth Lime Green Medium and Azalea Medium in size 80 thread. Here is her Renulek 2015 Spring doily after round 7.

Diane is satisfied now that she has finished her first project of the year, Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in size 10  Lizbeth, #119, Jelly Bean. For comparison, these are in size 10, 20, and 80. The size 10 is 7", size 20 is 5.5", and size 80 is 3.5". She started another today using size 10 Lizbeth again, colour #129 Purple Splendor.

Lilas chose for the spring challenge of using 2 motifs in a creative way, to superimpose them and add beads. Then she added a twisted chain to make a pendant.

Marie is ready to start the next round and there's only two more to go.

Wanda experimented with lapel pins. The first one she tried she bent a bit and added beads and it works well as a hat/lapel pin. The next one she left straight and made it a bit more simple.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Doilies, Necklace, Earrings, Lanyard and Bookmarks

Lelia enjoyed the Indiana Lace Day where Carol brought her tatted Tardis doily. Diane showed off the work on her Jan Stawasz "Masterpiece" doily and Renulek's Spring doily. Marilee wore a colourful necklace and  tatted earrings she made. Sue Anna was using Patti Duff's beaded lanyard pattern with a smaller size bead. There was a bowl of embellished paper clips to choose from + a chapter pin to select from when they arrived at the door.

Cindy found round 10 of Wiosna relaxing, easy to tat, and a wonderful round to use the variegated thread that took about 8 hours to tat. There are times when variegated thread throws the shape or balance of the doily off, and it sometimes makes her think she made an error somewhere.

Diane got a little bit more done on her Jan Stawasz doily. She also spared some time for Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. Just a little more and this Spinning Wheel will be done.

Fox has given up on the hat since it refuses to curve into a cap and she has declared it a trivet and gifted it to a young couple who just became engaged. The progress of the Fikkert piece is moving slowly as these little ovals aren't fun to do and there are such a lot of them.

Sue has 7 triangles done for a cross she's working on, but the last ring broke as she was closing it so she put it aside for now. This cross is done and waiting for her thumb to heal before she tries using a needle to finish it off, another cross is started and she has more done on her doily.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Earrings, Doilies, Heart, Edging, Motifs, Necklaces, Headbands and Bookmarks

Sue is tatting Corina Meyfeldt's Wave Earrings.

Diane needed a break from the large doilies she is working on so she went to her old standby, Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. This time she's using size 10 thread and being careful so that she doesn't end up with any funny bumps in it.

Fox now has time to concentrate of this lovely piece. In spite of that she found herself buying some perle #8 thread to tat a Jan Stawasz cap for her little seven month old cousin.

Jenn decided to tat the Happy Heart pattern from Frivole's blog and finally figured out how to do the Catherine-Wheel join.

Kristen was having trouble settling on what to tat next and has been trying out some things like Mark Myers Pattern Edging #1, which includes a zig-zag chain in the middle. This motif was actually made by continuing "Block and Clover Edge" around for an extra clover and two extra blocks which gave her some insight into block tatting.

Lilas has been trying out twisted chains that are used in both macrame and tatting. There's an S twist and a Z twist.

Margaret made the pendant from the book Tatting with Rings by Jon Yusoff, using the first pattern called Kincir. She made the earrings to match in Lizbeth size 20 in Purple Splendor and white.

Marie emptied her shuttle tatting another pattern from Marilee Rockley's Beaded Tatting Finery. Her doily is growing larger.

Muskaan changed the purpose of her lace and needed to tat an extra repeat on each one so she got down to work. Then she got sidetracked by Ninetta's folding rings and had to try it out. She switched to size 40 thread intending to make a proper 3D flower, with a brown centre & yellow petals. She played around folding each ring differently. Then she made 3 concentric/onion rings in 2 colours and folded them over and it looked like a pendant. Then she switched ideas again and worked on tatting floating rings.

Wanda decided to "shop her stash" and selected some paper stock cut in an oval, punched holes around the outside and used Lizbeth Ecru #603 in size 20 to tat around the outside making a paper and lace Easter egg. She tatted around buttons and added then to headbands as gifts for Easter. Tatting around buttons also makes simple paperclip bookmarks. This cross is made in Lizbeth #115 Springtime in size 20 and she thinks she should have joined each arm to the centre in more than one place.