Saturday, October 01, 2011

Heart, Motifs, Edgings, Doily, Earrings, Bracelet, Necklaces, Shawl and Snowflakes

The Guidelines

1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.
3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.
5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.

Stacy started with one motif and added a couple more. It was going so well that she did several and it was like doing almost half of her 25 Motif Challenge in a single afternoon. Really it was Jon Yusef's Heart o'Daisies in Yarnplayer's HDT "Knitty Gritty" size 30. The 25 Motif Challenge was initially started just to keep ups motivated to keep on tatting. Once you get going, it's addictive.

Jess was inspired by Diane to make an attempt at the "Yes U Can" doily and did some very large images, which she has posted, to help her count the stitches. She has the first section done and stopped to take a picture before she proceeds.

Michelle decided cool weather calls for warm gloves and plain hand warmers call for pretty tatting. The pattern is from Lyn Morton's Tatting Patterns.

Axa has been getting some coaching from Claudia on working this design which uses some interesting techniques.

Marta has finished her winter doily and it's only autumn. The doily is about 20cm or about 8 inches and she's wondering whether she should call it finished and maybe frame it, or maybe keep on working and make it larger.

Isabel has the second part of her mega project done. Miles and miles of tatting. Well, maybe not miles, but I'll bet it feels like it.
Mary has tatted a whole set of autumn earrings including the leaf design from Yarnplayer and another design from all done in fall colours. Some beads that she couldn't resist were turned into a bracelet while a variegated pastel thread was matched with a lavender thread to make this delightful pendant.

IsDihara has posted more pictures of the Palmetto Tat Days. Some of the highlights are a tatted lavender shawl and a green scarf, the winter quilt covered with tatted snowflakes and a gorgeous silver necklace by Nina Libin. Check her blog for more goodies to drool over.

Diane has been working on the "Yes U Can" doily and after trying a single shuttle round she cut it off and tried it again with chains but she doesn't think this is going to easy around the curve.

Fox was enjoying this pattern by Jon Yusoff until she noticed she'd missed a join and had to sew it together. Adding beads to a twisty, turny pattern doesn't help a dyslexic turn of mind. This motif from a Workbasket magazine was easier on the brain and like Fox, I can't imagine doing a tablecloth out of it, I'd be bored silly long before it was done.

Gina finished sewing up a little pouch and decided it needed some tatting so she's making a baby edging in size 30 Presencia, but she can't decide if it should go under the flowers, or along the edge. What do you think?

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