Sunday, December 04, 2011

Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace, Snowflakes, Edging, Angel, Butterflies, Bookmarks and Doily

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.

Michelle finished her bracelet and while it's very pretty, it was also very picky to tat. She thought she might do it with split rings, but that didn't work and she finally did it with mock rings. Can you tell which is which? There's a close up on her blog and coincidentally that makes 25 motifs. She also made earrings to match and following Decoromana's idea, she also completed a matching necklace. Here's the set all together.

Axa created a snowflake design that could be used for a shawl, tablecloth or doily and then expanded on it to make a really awesome design.

Tattabugg tatted #25 of the 25 motif challenge with this pattern by Frivole.

Julie tatted Orsi's Minta Snowflake which turned out beautifully and she wanted to see it again in red with red beads. So here it is in LizBeth bright Christmas Red size 20 with sparkly red beads.

Ninetta has motif #13 finished. It is worked with 2 shuttles, cluny leaves are 12 wraps and all rings are 3-3-3-3 with 1cm long picots. Size is about 3,5cm high, thread is DMC 80 in pink and light blue. Wow! That's a lot of tatting, but it made a gorgeous piece of lace.

Jessica selected a motif from one of the Priscilla books as a focal point for her tatted yarn belt. She's doing it first in size 10 thread before working on it in yarn so that she has a sample to refer to for adaptations. She likes this pattern because it's mostly chains which means she doesn't have to have as much thread on the shuttle.

Patrycja is tatting snowflakes for December. The first one is by Magbod. The second also by Magbod is tatted in size 20 Aida. White Aida 20 and another Magbod pattern. Patrycja has posted links to some of the patterns she's found. This last one she started, but made a mistake and just kept on improvising. It accidentally came out much like the second snowflake she did.

Sunshinecraft got Jon's Elegant Tatting Gems and did this Adiratna snowflake in green, using Oren Bayan metallic, but somehow the hiding ends and taking photos takes much longer than the actual tatting.

Cindy was hesitant to add beads to her tatting, but with a little encouragement from her friends she completed Mary Konior's "Posy" as a pretty green wreath with cheery red beads.

Fox is still fighting with flue germs, but her tatting is still progressing. Gorgeous blue #40 Lizbeth and a snowflake from Frivole. Phantom Star from my Tatted Flurries in white with vivid blue beads and it tatted up perfectly without any need for coaxing it into shape.

Isa has tatted a new angel pattern from JOLIMAMA in polyester metallic golden thread.

Marty tatted 4 of Jane Eborall's butterfly bookmark in Lizbeth size 20 Golden Yellow, Medium - at least that's what the label says this red, white, blue and purple thread is. These were done while attending a work seminar and one has already flown off to a new home.

Mary tatted the Quatrain motif designed by Joelle Paulson in variegated cream, ecru, light tan paired with a rich dark brown.

Mica tatted the Dragon Wing Doily by Anne Bruvold in one of her own hand-dyed skeins of DMC Special Dentelles size 80 thread. She thinks it would probably look better done in 2 solid colours instead.

Orsi tatted her Minta snowflake in green with red beads for her Christmas postcard.


Michelle said...

I just finished 25 but I'd like to be in again please! You're right, it's very addictive.

Tattin' Kat said...

I just finished my 25 and am ready to go again. Thanks for keeping up this blog!