Monday, March 05, 2012

Motifs, Doilies, Leaves, Edging, Heart and Etarrings

Frivole has been tatting this motif by Roger aka Freedman on the needle tatting site and attaching several together. At first she thought she wanted all of the middle squares facing in the same direction but after getting the first one wrong she decided the more random look was better anyway. It's not only the tatting that looks good, it's the negative space that makes the overall effect.

Mariya wanted to make a spring doily and started with a round of 6 ring daisies in pink. Then she added green leaves for the second round, followed by another round of daisies, this time in yellow, but the green row was too narrow, so she cut it off and replaced it with green squares. The green squares don't want to lay flat, but she's tired of playing with it.

Jess made brown leaves for her Tat Along project. They seem to double as a very fine moustache. Mary Konior's Dahlia, in size 40 Fancy Fields, plus Lizbeth Gold and Purple Md. seems to be making for a lovely design.

Heather's Citizen Schools Tatting Class is moving along with most of the students learning how to make rings that actually close although some of them are still struggling.

Diane had been leaving bits of unused thread on her shuttle as she tatted the stumpy bookmarks and she decided to tat it off using Curds and Whey from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior.

Fox has great determination. Having decided that her tatting isn't perfect she began the heart again, then again with slightly larger thread, but is this making for a heart full of love? Not with Fox's drive for perfection. She loves Jess's thread and thought Karey Solomon's heart pattern from her booklet, Hearts Belong To Tatting would work perfectly together, but directional changes in a pattern and a dyslexic person don't make for a happy combination. In frustration she turned to Quatrain, by Frivole, then she re-tatted the Iris Niebach pattern from last week and tried the heart again.

Sue tatted the Cobweb Doily from Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss. It's tatted in size 40 Tat-ilicious Pink/Purple/Blue variegated HDT and size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. Lots of my Valentine earrings in size 4o Lizbeth Purple Iris Fusion and purple petite glass beads.

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