Saturday, February 27, 2010

Doilies, Earrings, Bookmarks, Snowflakes and Motifs

Dale Marie joins the challenge and she is currently working on an Iris Niebach doily covered with hearts as an Anniversary gift for her mother.
Tattips has posted a picture of a pair of earrings. She used Lizbeth size 20 in Butterfly Breeze colour for these experimental earrings. I wish my experiments came out this nice.

NancyD is ready for spring. 'The Rose and Leaf' is a pattern by Lisa C. Trumble 1992 and the other one is by Julie Patterson 'Spring Flowers Bookmark'.

Wendy has a new Pop-A-Bobbin Shuttle that she has been trying out along with a new way of tatting. Can you tell which butterfly was done which way? No? Neither can she.

Jeanie has tatted Anne's Minor Norwegian Dragon which she says is cute and fun to tat.
Cindy has discovered that the 25 Motif Challenge is as addicting as we told her it would be. Here is the Flowers bookmark by Jill Hanna from the book Tatted Bookmarks from Handy Hands in her favorite Lizbeth color "Carribbean", size 40. She then used the same pattern to experiment with other threads. As you can see in the picture she tatted it in Perle Cotton, Size 12, and of course there was Lizbeth 'Carribean' which was size 40, Krystledawne's 'Be Mine' in Cebelia Size 30 and Blue Variegated Crochet Cotton, Size 20. That's a great way to see the difference in thread sizes and the impact of variegated threads on a design. If you want a better look, Cindy also posted up close shots of the threads with a dime for perspective.
Katherinne's newest book is Vida Sunderman's Tatted Snowflakes, so she has been tatting a flurry of them. She's practicing climbing out of centre rings using a split ring on these. The "Ribbon-Floss Snowflake" and the "Tiny Snowflake" were tatted in size 20 Lizbeth thread in the color "Victorian Red". Royal crochet thread in "Bridal Blue" size 10 was used for "Trefoil" and "Ribbon-Floss". The "Flower Snowflake" isn't wanting to lie flat, Maybe it needs some serious 'time out' on the blocking board to make it behave. Katherinne has also joined the ranks of people offering HDT. She is having a giveaway of HDT so if you want yours you better speak up quick.
Diane has just finished round 7 on the Hostess Set Doily from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior using Oren Bayan size 50, #066 and it's almost done. She has received lots of goodies in the mail including some of Marilee's Purple Punch HDT, and a beautiful stained glass pendant. In addition she has a new Cherry wood Pop-A-Bobbin shuttle to play with. That will keep you out of trouble for a while.
Fox has to do 10 of these adorable rosettes for the border of the bonnet, but she's counting all of them as 1 of 25.
M tatted Milky Way from the book Tatted Snowflakes Collection by Jon Yusoff in Lizbeth 20, col 624, raspberry medium.

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