Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Flower, Doilies, Edgings, Pin, Earrings and Dragons

Ancolie created this flower pattern out of her imagination, which she admits doesn't really look like a flower, but it gave her a good excuse to try out the thread.

Diane spent some time working on her latest Spinning Wheel glass mat which was relaxing after a full in service day.

Fox is finding this round of the Kurbatskaya Doily seems to go on forever.

Margaret was cleaning out her cupboards and found these hankies with tatted edgings done by her aunt. She thinks the thread used was size 80 and she doesn't use them any more as they are over 50 years old.

Marie found this pin at a yard sale and tatted around it with gold crochet thread adding turquoise beads and pearls. Since she needed to used up the thread on her shuttle, she made a pair of matching earrings on gold filled earwires.

Wanda started one of Anne Bruvold's dragons in Lizbeth Twirlz Winter Ice #403 thread and she's thinking that the way the thread is coloured makes it hard to work with making SSSRs. She pulled out the pattern for Ringtrim which is a smaller dragon and good for practising SSSRs and he makes a perfect zipper pull for her purse. Attaching Ringtrim with a lobster claw and another hook leaves lots of hardware to pull on so that hopefully the tatting will last a long time.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bookmarks, Birds, Flowers, Heart, Butterfly, Pendants, Dragon, Motifs, Edging, Doilies and Necklace

Muskaan tatted the Morning Glory Bookmark designed by Eliz Davis in Anchor Mercer Crochet thread size 20 Ecru/Cream #0300, Pink #052 and Mehandi Green #0256. Hummingbird  for Beginners designed by Sarah Warren was tatted using  Anchor Mercer Crochet Cotton, size 20 in Lemon Yellow, Variegated Purple, Metallic Silver & Green. then she did her own variation which she did again to tweak it. It's been paired up with Sunflower & leaves that are her own original patterns.


Batty Tatter made Susan K. Fuller's Heart's Desire heart Lizbeth Raspberry Frappe which she plans to attach to a card.

Lilas loves spiral chains, but it's not always easy to find an appropriate use for them like the chain for this pendant, which is made Lisbeth black thread size 40 and Miyuki beads.

Stephanie tatted one of the Shuttle Brothers' SCMR butterflies using Sulky #12-wt thread with a missing label.

Sue is working on a Scottish/Norwegian Loch Dragon she has named Hagua even though it isn't finished yet. Her first dragon, named McVroom was very colourful. Her bookmark dragon was named Leif for the leaves of a book and made in vibrant red because pages are read. Is anyone else groaning at this phonetic play on words?

mb duke finished Mary Konior's Small Cross from Tatting with Visual Patterns and she loves how it turned out. She thought she needed a break from crosses and found inspiration from this post from Muskaan and found a similar flower motif in Martha Ess' Tea is for Tatting, so I used it for the flower and for the stem she used a simple ring/chain design she saw on a bracelet.

Lelia was at a gathering of the Tollway Tatters where the talented Marilee was celebrating her birthday and tatting this amazing piece of lace. Notice the lovely tatted flower she is wearing. Barbara was tatting from Jon Yusoff's books as was Sue Anna. Diane started a Spinning Wheel Glass Mat by Mary Konior in Omega thread by the time they were packing up, this is what it looked like. Lelia has almost completed her edging from Learn to Tat by Jeannette Baker.

Ancolie finished the flowers for her necklace which was designed by Takako Tikano. The original was finished with a a fine gold necklace chain, but she is contemplating tatting double knots to connect the ground to the clasp and hasn't decided.

Diane has been busy with fun stuff and getting ready for another school year which hasn't left a lot of tatting time, but she did get another Myra Piper motif completed. Guess what she's making with another Omega thread? A Spinning Wheel Glass Mat.

Fox is making progress, as opposed to snipping and restarting. Then this rare #20 Manuela, colour 204 called out to her to be made into a Jan Stawasz motif. The Jan Stawasz Monster Doily is becoming monstrously large. The Kurbatskaya Doily from  the Russian Book is still fun instead of frustrating.

Marie tatted an old clip earring with Messy Jessy in size 20 making a pendant that she calls Messy Leaf. This cameo pendant was tatted with size 40 thread and measures 2 3/4" X 2."

Mica tatted another snowflake from Vida Sunderman's book. This one is called Victorian Snowflake done with Kreinik braid No. 4, which she made a mistake on and didn't want to start over as she has a limited quantity of the thread.

Michelle has the Quatrain runner finished. The pattern is by Frivole and it's taken quite a while to do, but it was certainly worth it.

Phyllis shows the colours she has dyed for the Jan Stawasz doily tat-along over at Intatters, solid golden yellow, aquamarine, turquoise and gray. She's working in size 30 as she doesn't want it as large as the Renulek Spring 2014 doily.

His Kid test tatted many of the pieces for Elaine Gan's new book.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Earrings, Pendants, Dragon, Flowers, Heart, Crosses, Teapot, Motifs, Lanyard, Pouch, Pin, Mouse, Mat, Bracelet, Dreamcatcher and Suncatcher

Jenn test tatted the Camelia earrings and pendant patterns for Elaine P Gan, who is working on a book of patterns. Michelle Bottorff shared her Dragon Pendant on InTatters and she has now crossed it off her "To Tat" list, and she plans to do a couple more in pink and purple.

Muskaan was intrigued by the tatted hibiscus flowers she has seen. Starting with Wally Sosa's Puerto Rican Hibiscus (Maga)which was done in tatting and crochet several people have tweaked the pattern to work it in all tatting and this is her version done in Anchor Mercer Crochet Cotton Size 20 in Yellow #0293 and Red #046. Adding some leaves of her own design finished it off nicely and you can see her thoughts on the construction of the flower on her blog.            

Sue's 23 motif is another set of earrings using a motif pattern by Jane Eborall.

Claire tatted a pendant using Accidental heart by Natalie and the matching earrings utilize the tiny pattern of the Three Little Hearts by Grace.

mb duke is making a bunch of crosses for the church's Harvest Festival. The first from Lena Bjorn's book Tatted Bookmarks - Cross Shapes is done in Finca Perle Cotton size 12 in colour 9725. The next one is also from Lena Bjorn's book and is done in Finca Perle Cotton size 12 in lovely variegated pink/red thread whose label is missing. This is the small cross from Mary Konnior's Tatting With Visual Patterns which still has one more round to go done in a deep purple, almost brown colour, another Finca thread, colour 8756, along with a beautiful gold thread in colour 8060.

Lelia shows the awesome quilts covered in tatting for the Palmetto Tatter's Guild. The Flowers and Vines Quilt is really awesome and this spectacular block is just one of many in the quilt. Then there's the Tea Party quilt and the Wall Hanging Quilt. Take a moment and clean the drool off your keyboard. Lelia tatted another of Myra Piper's designs with Lizbeth, size 20, Colour 170.

Ancolie shows us the beginning of a necklace whose design she immediately liked, but
these are just flowers.

Fox is getting discourage with this design as it still ruffles even after an appointment with the iron. Her grandson requested a large piece of tatting, and since he is a Rangers fan, she did it in the team colours. Jan Stawasz Monster Doily Challenge is coming along.  The Kurbatskaya Doily Challenge is growing and it's finally behaving after she wet it and pinned it. Pinning definitely did the trick.

IsDihara made it to 22 inches (55.88 cm) on her Beaded Lanyard project. It's hard to get the colours to show up properly.

Marie is finished with making strawberries, but here there are in sizes 30, 20, 10 and 3 for comparison. The tatting on this Victorian pin mimics the design in lace.

Martha found her missing high strength glasses and in celebration she tatted Gary and Randy's little mouse from their book Tatting GR8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms.

Mica still has a few snowflakes left to go in Vida Sunderman's book, like this one that uses Victorian sets, also called rick rack tatting or zigzag tatting. It's made with Kreinik braid No. 4.

Michelle shows us an update on the Quatrain runner she started four years ago. Now that it's pressed it looks like it might need 2 more rows. Once it was finished she's took a hint from Fox and used one of the foam squares kids play on to pin it out.

HisKid tatted her dreamcatcher earring pattern in size 40 Lizbeth Niagara Falls. The top bracelet is one she made for her oldest granddaughter in rainbow thread, and now she has requested a second one in size 10 Royale which is larger, but it's adjustable and she can grow into it. The 4 suncatchers she has done are all in size 40 Lizbeth, in the colours of Sea Island Citrus, Autumn Spice, Purple Iris Fusion and Juicy Watermelon