Thursday, September 30, 2010

Motifs, Bookmarks, Doily, Edging, and a Tulip

Bree tatted a rosette from the Thérèse De Dillmont book, but as she was having trouble with the directions she wrote them out so that she could understand them. This edging didn't have a corner and she improvised one that she isn't satisfied with, so she'll tweak it a little before she uses it. She has mounted her tatting for the challenge and framed it. She plans on doing 3 frames. It's a nice way to show off your fibre art.

Hattalahutta has been using buttons in her tatting. The first piece is a button cross Maxi size 10, but she lost the link to the pattern. Then she tried a square motif, but ran out of thread and turned it into a triangular pendant. Then she finished square in black and she thinks she might write out the patterns for both the triangle and the square. Karey Solomon's Buttonwood Tree is sporting an extra leaf and was made with brown DMC perle cotton (?) and green Opera.

Kkommy was on to the 10th round of her doily and had to cut it back because of a mistake on the 9th row. We feel your pain.

Lily tatted the Old Tulip by Linda S. Davies, but had to wait for better lighting to take the picture. She could only fine white stamens which don't stand out well against white thread.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bookmarks, Snowflakes and a Butterfly

Hattalahutta saw a lovely celtic cross and did her own version of it, but it intrigued her so much she went to find the source and bought Ruth Perry's Celtic Tatting Knots & Patterns.
Sue tatted the Large Cross and the Small Cross from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns both in Lizbeth size 40 Fruit Fizz and Lilac Dk with butterflies added. which she plans to give as gifts. She has also completed all of the 70 hearts on paperclips that she was planning to do. These are tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean, size 40 Sherbert Delight, size 40 Tropical Punch, size 40 Fruit Fizz, and Yarnplayer's size 30 Nectarine.

Cindy was the lucky recipient of Ann's Tatting Press and Ann included a wonderful tatted snowflake with it.
Diane tatted the Wave bookmark by Sandy Scales in Tatted Bookmarks edited by Barbara Foster, but she ran out of thread and found a mistake, so she decided to just quit and add a tassel.
Marty borrowed Mary Konior's book Tatting Patterns and she has been trying out some of the rings only patterns like this little butterfly done in her sister's size 30 dark and light rainbow HDT.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yvonne is trying to expand her tatting skills and has joined the challenge. She is a traditional tatter making motifs like this one from Mini Tats but this might get her to push her limits a little.

Ingrid is more accustomed to using solid colour threads but seeing what others have done prompted her to try out some multicoloured jeans thread that she had in her sewing box on Mary Konior's Convolvulus, but then she ran out of thread.

Corina tatted Marilee's Elegance in Lizbeth 20, col 138 but the SCMR didn't work as she wanted it to, so she thinks she'll re-do it in another thread and use this thread for a different project.

IsDihara has been trying to tat a Valiere Square but it kept cupping and after repeated attempts she finally put the pattern and the tatted sqare side by side and noticed that she had only joined the round of chains to half of the connection points.

Wanda used Lizbeth Caribbean and black size 20 to make this bookmark which is a variation on the previous one.

Kelly had a great time teaching at the Fringe Element event and by all reports it was a great success.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bookmarks, Edging, Motifs, Necklaces and a Doily

Bree has discovered that some days nothing you are tatting works the way you want it to and that's when you end up with a lot of cut off bits and pieces. Never mind. Every bit you do improves your skills even when it doesn't look like it.
BSOTF tatted a 3D doodle just emptying a shuttle.
Ancolie tatted this doily by Sumi Fujishige for the challenge. The pattern is diagrammed but all the text is in Japanese.
Fox tatted a mini sampler with lots of techniques she has learned like roll tatting cluny leaves, and single shuttle split rings, but she thinks she might have accidentally thrown it out. She finished another Stumpy bookmark and managed to get to the Fringe Element tatters event in Cambridge Ontario and meet up with Kelly. That was where she learned how to do needle tatting and made this cameo motif in white and received a black one as a gift from Kelly. She received some Mettler Machine quilting thread from the Thread Exchange and thanks to Miranda tatted this little gem with bugle beads.
Martha returned from Palmettos and immediately began tatting an edging for a hanky for the local fair She didn't have a lot of time and really would have liked to use a finer size 80 thread but had to be happy with the size 40 Lizbeth because she just didn't have a lot of time. Isn't this just the perfect edging and colour choice for this dainty treasure?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bookmarks and a Pendant

Hattalahutta tatted the Floral Bookmark by Kersti Anear in Lizbeth size 20 in Jelly Bean and Stumpy, another bookmark pattern by Kersti made with Lizbeth 20 in Mocha Swirl.

Marta has finished the turquoise pendant she was working on along with a purple bookmark.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet, Motifs, Ferret, Bookmarks, Seahorse, Heart and Doily

Karen has tatted star earrings out of Lyn Morton's book which she says are loads of fun and easy to make. She wore the grey ones to work and someone asked her if they had to be washed regularly to keep them looking good. I don't wear earrings, but I do wear tatted barettes quite often and I hardly ever have to wash them. Any other thoughts?
Magda has a delightful surprise on her blog. She has given us the patterns for some of her recent pieces including the garter, the medallion necklace and a bracelet.
Kat has been tatting a mat using Mary Konior's Patchwork. She has 6 done and 10 more to complete, but that wll have to wait until after she moves.
Corina did her first block tatting project, two little ferrets, in Finca 16 from the new book by Martha Ess.
Cindy has conquered SCMRs, or at least almost, now she just needs a do over to tighten up the tension, beat the chains into submission and make the joins behave properly. I think it's one of those things, what do you call it? Oh yeah, practice.
Aileen tatted Anne Bruvold's Seahorse Dragon in size 20 Lizbeth Summer Fun while she was on a holiday with her sister.
Anne shares a picture of a votive candle cover done by Melanie, who is blogless. Melanie used Anne's Christmas Heart in two colours on the rings and got a nice flower and leaf effect.
Diane finished the first round of the "Lucky Clover" doily from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson using Anchor color #131, size 40. Here is another Stumpy set but she can't find the ball of thread so she doesn't have the details. The edging is from Tatting by Penelope done in Lizbeth #128, size 40. Anne Bruvold's Dragon Wing Doily pattern done in Flora color #209, size 20 it doesn't have the wow factor in this colour. (Personally I like the one Steph did.)