Monday, May 31, 2010

Necklaces, Bracelets, Bookmarks, Snowflakes and Motifs

Orsi is a fashion designer who has recently taken up tatting. She wants to use tatting to create her own laces to be used on dresses and accessories. These two pieces will be used in necklace and earrings. Kat tatted Jon's bookmark again without the picots, but she forgot that the joining picots were necessary. The small cross is from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior and it's tatted in Lilac Dark Lizbeth size 20 thread.
Carolyn tatted Snowflake 9 from Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments edited by Barbara Foster and she points out the since it doesn't have 6 points it isn't really a snowflake, but the finished size of 3.5 inches makes it big enough to use as a coaster. It was worked in an unknown light blue thread in size 20.
Steph attended the Great Lakes Lace Guild's Love of Lace at the Livonia Civic Library where she tried out some bobbin lace and bought some thread and she even managed to start 'Primrose Path' by Mary Konior. She's using size 80 Peach Pandorea HDT and vintage Lily in pale peach. There's a slight difference in thread size but she's hoping it won't matter.
Fox made an earlier attempt at clunies just to see the order of rings and chains in tatting them. Then she tatted one of my new snowflake designs to get some practice at it. I'm working on a book of 30 designs and I'm currently at 32? What can I say, math isn't my strong point. If all goes well, it'll be a book by the end of the week. Fox has been following Elisadusud's blog and Elisa says she does at least 20 wraps and my pattern called for only 10. So Fox made the cluny leaves longer and then had to adjust the chains to compensate. She used some lovely new HDT from Snappish on Etsy. Then she decided to try it again using the 10 wraps called for in the pattern. I think they both look wonderful. Kelly hasn't been blogging, but she has been tatting. She finished the beaded necklace pattern by Nina Libin in white size 20 thread and is working on earrings to go with it. She did some more of Pam's cameo pendants and gave her slave bracelet pattern a try. She used Nina Libin's pattern for the anklet in Lizbeth thread size 20 and is almost finished a bracelet in Lizbeth size 20 colour called Pistachio Green Lt.

1 comment:

Fox said...

Thank you, Sharon. You are very gracious. I appreciate how you handled my faux pas!
Fox ; )