Friday, August 31, 2012

Bookmark, Heart, Dragons, Motifs, Edgings, Bracelet, Necklace, Earrings, Wheel Barrow, Ornaments, Doily and Leaf

Margaret made Kersti's tatted floral bookmark, a Valentine heart from free-tatting and several butterflies in Lizbeth size 20 Summer Fun.

Marie has tatted Anne Bruvold's dragon in Lizbeth, size 20, Caribbean, Lizbeth, size 20, Turquoise Twist, and Lizbeth, size 20, Tropical Punch.

Julie's grandmother tatted candle stick doilies in a larger thread for under each candle on either side of the mirror on an antique dresser. Two small doilies with tatted edgings and elaborate corners, sat on either side of the dresser and a larger one sat in the middle of the heirloom treasure.

Jessica had forgotten how much she likes working with size 80 thread until she did the bracelet from a Priscilla book.

Marta used malachite beads and black pearl linen thread to create the rain forest green necklace and earring set.

Linda used a tatted wheelbarrow filled with a bouquet of silk flowers to accent this quilt block.

Diane tatted a version of Jon's Toshti pattern on a finding for this wonderful square design.

Fox added a doodad (finding) to Jon's Toshti design and created this wonderful motif. She tried out several different edgings for the hanky, but none seemed to fit. Then she switched to a very simple chain edging in size 40 Lizbeth in navy. It's simplicity is absolutely perfect for the floral hanky. Now she's on to something a little more exacting.

Isdihara was checking her supplies for Tat Days and came across last year's unfinished Winter Solstice earrings so she finished them up.

Jess has done more of her star flower design top two are Mindanao Gum and Rainbowlicious, while the bottom two are Graffiti and Macarons. The school of fish were tatted for Livi by Ms. Sarah who also sent her Jess's Starflower design done in glow in the dark white and Jess's Rainbowlicious. Jess's ornament won first prize at the fair as did her barrettes, but her doily got both First place AND Best of Show.

Martha did these quick and easy beaded lanyards for Tat Days and shows how it can have a definite front and back, or not depending on whether or not you turn it after each ring.

Tattabugg used Lizbeth Autumn Spice in size 80 to tat this fall leaf.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dragon, Motifs, Doilies, Edgings, Bookmark and Hair Ornaments

Marie tatted Anne Bruvold's Dragon in Lizbeth, size 20 Falling Leaves.

Lyn has been away at camp and out of town but she did manage to tat Belle flake, designed by Julie Patterson 2007 and Hearts in a Snowflake by Jon Yusoff, both in an unknown white cotton thread.

Lelia finished the motifs from Mini Tats which she has been going through for the challenge. They will be used on Kanzashi flowers and she and a friend will be teaching a class on them for the L.A.C.E. members in September.

Julie shows more of her grandmother's tatting. The doily incorporates hairpin lace. The doily and tablecloth are fabric with simple ring and chain edgings.

Diane has begun tatting around jewellery finding, or doodad as she calls them and she has challenged others to try tatting around them as well. Sarah gave it a try but doesn't have a blog. Her first one uses simple rings and chains in size 40 Lizbeth Sherbet Delight. The second one is a Lisa Trumble motif using Jess's Fancy Field size 40, shown front and back. Diane's second attempt is done, but might need a little blocking. Here they are side by side and she's thinking of turning them into bookmarks.

Fox was inspired by umintsuru tatting Mary Konior's Hoop-la edging to try it out herself in DMC size 80 and she thinks she has the perfect hanky for it.

Jess tatted Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat, in her original Rainbowlicious size 40 and added it to an ornament.

Marty has another piece done that uses a lot of split chains made with two strands of a blue ombre hand-quilting thread wound together on the shuttles and at 5 inches it exceeded the fair's size for a coaster.

Michelle has taken Diane's challenge and tatted Fox's Athalia around a doodad and then turned it into a bookmark.

Tattabugg has also joined the doodad challenge and has tatted around a pair of them, but she thinks the design might need some tweaking.

Wanda was successful in putting a bead in the center of a ring using split rings to make this hair decoration. She has already started another one in pink. She has a lot of little doodles from emptying shuttles and is trying them out as wine glass charms.