Monday, October 24, 2011

Ornaments, Dragon, Doily, Motifs, Bookmarks, Snowflakes and Goldfish

Frances completed the Astrid ball and the red star ball as well, the pink in Coats size 40 and the red in Coats size 20.

Stacy simply had to tat Anne Bruvold's Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon. The body is made with Lizbeth Gold and the wings are the green and gold HDT from Yarnplayer.

Jess continues to work on the Yes U Can doily using alternate solid yellow and variegated rainbow taffy threads for the row of flowers. The preceding row of single shuttle work was a bit long, but since it was her first time doing them it's OK. Sometimes when you design things like this it's best to do the outside row first working from the outside in. That way you can adjust how long the bare threads need to be joining both to the inner rounds and the outer motifs to connect the sections together.

Heather is continuing her beginner tatter series showing how to hide ends.

Michelle tatted this pumpkin by Ruth Perry but it didn't work quite right until Cindy gave her the necessary information to make it all come together. Now she has a pair of pumpkin earrings to wear all week.

Jessica started this design from Priscilla Tatting Book #3 working in size 3 thread. She had plans to do it in size 20 but she wanted to see if she couldn't find a more effective way of doing it than creating a bunch of separate motifs. Sadly, the store not longer carries the dark blue thread in the right size and the only way to finish it off was to cut off the section she had done in the dark thread and call it finished at the smaller size. The good news is that she did figure out how to do 2 motifs at a time. Maybe the cut off piece could become a barrette.

Patrycja has 2 more snowflakes done designed by Magbod. Some will be uses as gifts and some will decorate tables.

IsDihara has announced the winner of her giveaway. The answer as to what she was working on was working on was Martha's Sunrise Sunset bookmark.

Cindy was trying to figure out Ruth Perry's Celtic Pumpkin and not having much success until she switched to thicker thread. Much thicker and more like rope. Once she had something big enough to play with it was easily figures out.

Claudia's friend introduced her to Playing with Picots by Martha Ess and she used a variegated thread called Camila for this one. In Georgia's online class they reviewed this cute pattern, Netty the newt, by Anne Bruvold.

Diane is making slow but steady progress on her Yes U Can doily.

Fox took a walk on the wild side and tatted Mrs Mee's pernicious picots from Martha's new book using 16 Finca thread the un-tatting of which was nearly an exercise in futility, but with perseverance success was achieved. The broomstick lace technique was definitely a winning exercise. There was a moment of panic when she thought she had forgotten how to do an SSSR, but a quick YouTube refresher brought it all back. Almas, from Jon's Snowflake book took a wrong turn somewhere and there's no more of the variegated silk thread from LadyShuttlemaker to either fix it or do it over, The colours are lovely but the silk doesn't seem to be kind to her hands. Fox, by the way, is going for a 100 motif challenge just so that she doesn't have to keep starting another 25. This square design is from Tatting Patterns and Designs and is small but perfect. The Celtic Pumpkin however is rather sorry.

Gina has tatted another of the vintage designs from D.M.C. Tatting by Thse. Dillmont and included the stitch count on the picture for anyone else that wants to tat it. The original makes a really pretty design with a netting background which she doesn't plan to do. Gina used Finca Green 4565 size 16, and Peach 7646 size 16 with Metallic MLI #601 50 from Japan to tat Nami's Goldfish.


Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is an amazing post, and with the new photo viewing system it's easy to see instantly how many photos are uploaded - 34 in this case! This system also provides a very quick slide show. So much tatting creativity is going on out there!

Please know again how much your work on these updates is appreciated!!!

Athelas63 said...

Glad to know I wasn't the only person thoroughly flummoxed by that Celtic Pumpkin. It's been weeks and I still haven't figured it out and any questions to the author only get a xerox of the pattern over and over again.