Thursday, June 30, 2011

Motifs, Flower, Snowflakes, Candle, Doily, Butterfly, and Bookmark

Anika started using pink thread and a metallic thread together, but misjudged how much thread she'd need since it worked out more like a size 10, so she didn't get it finished but likes the look of the threads together.

Axa tatted the rose designed by Jeanne Lugert in purple for her mother who loves both roses and the colour purple.

Magda shows us some of the pictures from her display at the fair. That's a lot of tatting.

Sunshinecraft tatted the last 3 snowflakes in Jon's Tatted Snowflake Collection, Milky Way, Carousel and The Twirly tatted in DMC Cebelia 30.

Linda tatted candles made with #20 Lizbeth threads using the pattern from the book Mini Tats by Patti Duff.

Cindy has Mary Konior's Flowerpiece from Tatting With Visual Patterns finally done in Ecru and Mountain Breeze Lizbeth size 20.

Fox did the motif again in yellow DMC 80 and she can already see an improvement in her stitches. It always takes a bit of tatting to get the tension right when you switch from thick thread to thin. The fine threads can easily break if you're heavy handed with them.

Gina received some newsletters from the 1080's and in the back of one of them was a butterfly by Marilee Rockley that she just had to tat. She did it in Lizbeth size 40 but she's not sure of the colourway and somehow she got the wings upside down.

Wanda was tatting in public and got to share information with 2 very interested ladies and show them her recently finished Heart's Honor bookmark.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Motifs, Crosses, Bracelet, Earrings, Heart, and Edgings

Michelle found that when one daughter had a dragon bookmark there was a need to make a second for the other daughter who wanted a fiery dragon. So this one is all in Lizbeth size 20, Falling Leaves.

Anika likes this motif, but thinks it might have been done in a better choice of thread. She hates to waste left over thread and usually makes little flowers out of the remnants, but sometimes little flowers are just too small so she makes little crosses instead. Dimpled rings are another way to use up left over thread.

Ninetta tatted this experimental motif in Anchor size 70 ecru trying a variation of cluny leaves that she learned from bobbin lace. The inner area came out sort of heart shaped and she's wondering if she could add a ring to emphasize that.

The colours in this bracelet and earring set remind Marta of cappuccino. This dark set with a deep berry colour beads remind her of the fruit used to make nalewkÄ™ an alcoholic concoction made from ripe fruit.

Magda has been busy getting ready for several fairs and bazaars the she participates in. This gold earring set has been named Queen Anne. She also did a new variation of her Sapphire earrings which have been named Sapphire Dream II. She has had these tear drop shapes for a while and finally had the inspiration to add a burgundy feather and a small gold tatted flower.

Sharon has always like to use size 20 thread but she pushed herself out of her comfort zone and tatted RoseMarie Peel's Valentine Heart in size 20, 40 and 80 thread.

Diane has finished the "Cottage Border" from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior.

Fox finished the motif from The Tatter's Treasure Chest, using the #70 vintage thread she received from Michelle. And she really likes how this finer thread looks.

Isa has another cat brooch done, this one in size 20 black and pink with cristal beads. These cat brooches will be presents for her husband's sisters when they visit them in Lima, Peru.

Martha won a give-away from Tatting it Up. The "woodgrain" shuttle is actually vinyl and she also received some hand dyed thread and an enclosed card covered with tatted flowers. The snowflake she showed us has morphed into a cross which she may tweak to make the bottom longer.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Bookmarks, Flowers, Heart, Motifs and an Alligator

Anika tatted this cross in size 20 thread in what might be Spring colour but she thinks the beads are too big for it.

Nancy liked Martha's version of Grandmother's garden which is worked up with lots of small motifs, but she decided on different flowers and this is what she has so far.

Ann has used a heart and the start of a doily to frame this silhouette of a couple in love. It's nice to see some people still believe in love forever!

Fox is working on the motif from the Tatter's Treasure Chest in some vintage Coats and Clark size 70 thread, which broke - which either calls for a moment of silence, or some choice words to turn the air blue depending on your mood at the moment. It's still a nice motif.

Gina tatted the alligator bookmark from Dianna Stevens' Animal Bookmarks, A Tatted Zoo for an exchange. She used size 20 Flora variegated for the green and size 20 Lizbeth Mocha for the brown.

Liyarra has decided to do bookmarks for her 3rd round of the challenge. The first pattern is Rosy Ironbark by Karen Bickerton from Queensland Australia, done in Altin Basak 50. The next pattern is from Just Marking Tome by Julie Patterson tatted in Lizbeth Dark Purple 40 with gold Delica beads on it. The third one is another design from Just Marking Tome by Julie Patterson and it's tatted in Manuela 204 size 20.

Sherry has used a backdrop of vintage style tatted motifs to display a hook pen being given away in her Mondo Monday giveaway.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dragon, Flowers, Angels, Bookmarks, Motifs, Doily and Edgings

Michelle tatted Anne Bruvold's minor Norwegian dragon and added a chain and tassel in Lizbeth size 20 in Falling Leaves for fire, to make a charming bookmark for her daughter. She received a tatted hair pin from Randa and when she was at a national conference today for Latin and Greek teachers she got to tat these angel bookmarks both in size 80 Lizbeth, Country Grape Swirl and Royal Wave.

Prabhjyotsaini was busy with her studies and hasn't had time to tat but she took some time to empty shuttles and did these small motifs. She even took her time making sure that she didn't get a twisted picot on the final join of the daisy.

Bree was really excited to have her very first cluny leaf done and to finish things off she added the flower and some butterflies to an egg. Isn't it adorable?

Cindy is almost finished with the Mary Konior doily and while playing with her new Nook she stumbled upon a reference to tatting. Now that's unique.

Fox is getting bored with hanky edgings. She has emptied her shuttles doing a design from the Tatter's Treasure Chest and thinks she'll do it again for real.

Gina saw some vintage tatting on Etsy and liked one of the designs well enough to try tatting a version of it. It didn't come out exactly the ways she wants and she's going to tweak it a little. She also did figure 10 of Plate 2 from D.M.C. Tatting in white and then again, an adapted version using some of the threads she bought last weekend. As usual she shows the design with the stitch count.

Isa continues to do some summer tatting. This little brooch is done in size 20 thread with beads and uses the SCMR method. The other cat brooch is tatted in size 60 and the backs of both are finished in the same way.