Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bookmarks, Flowers, Ornaments, Doilies, Edging, Earrings, Motifs, Pin, Dragon, Necklaces and Suncatchers

Jane is doing flower bookmarks for a competition using patterns like Jessica by Kersti Anear. She did it again in one colour, so that she can have ball and shuttle CTM and cut down on the ends to hide, but she prefers the 2 colour effect. The Floral Tatted Bookmark also by Kersti she likes better in monochrome. This next one she's had on her computer for a while and she's not she where it comes from. Then there is Flower Bookmark by Rachael Mohler, followed by a repeat of the bookmark where she joined all of the rings to a large centre picot.

Ginny will be teaching a 2 hour class on these interesting flowers in the Fall in Canada. She will also be doing a 3 hour class on these charming ornaments.

Kristen continues to work on her big doily, but tension seems to be an issue as the doily seems to want to cup. After blocking it seems more behaved. While it was blocking she pulled out her frilly doily and took another try at flattening it, but decided that it just wasn't worth it and started again. After the first 2 or 3 rows it's looking all right especially as compared to the first version. So she continued on adding white accents to the blue and so far so good. Now she's on to the medallion row of the big doily and things are looking up.

Nancy is hoping to have a pastel flower garden done by Easter. She's using  Lizbeth size 20 thread. The first flowers is made and each one added as it's done. This is the one she did first. Here's an idea of how it's joined. Here is the completed garden full of pastel springtime flowers.

Diane started working on a wedding hanky joining as she tatted, but somehow she left out a chain and she's decided to start again without attaching to the hanky as she works. She might have made better progress, but she kept getting distracted with baby updates.

Fox has watched the You Tube video endless times, but she's still not convinced that she has this tatting done right.

Jess has another sewing project on the go, this time in Rainbow. She has half of one of her flowers in size 80, then the center of Debbie Arnold's Square doily in size 20 and size 100 in the center along with a size 40 edging around some rainbow yarn. Marilee Rockley's Quadrille Earring design are done in her Coconut Island HDT.

Kathy has posted step by step pictures on how to tat interlocking rings. I'll let you look at her ring by ring posting, but here is a sample.

Marie used Roma Stepnaya pattern called, Coral Pin, although she chose to use Lizbeth, size 40, Blue River Everglades and sparkling clear beads instead of coral. Anne Bruvold's Drag is done in Lizbeth, size 20, Vineyard Harvest.

Orsi tatted her most recent design again, this time in off white size 20, mercer crochet cotton and the thread quite firm so that the necklace is stiff enough to stand on the points.

Sue made these 2 suncatchers a while ago but she's just got them mounted. The first is size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice with beads and a snowflake finding in the center.  The second is size 60 Tatskool's HDT Flame Lantana with crystallized Swarovski Elements bicone beads. The green suncatcher that she's working on is getting larger by stages.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bookmarks, Cupcake, Motifs, Flowers, Doilies, Edging, Earrings, and Bracelet

Laurie used size 40 Lizbeth thread in Niagara Falls to tat another Easy Tatted Crossed designed by Rachael Mohler.

Jane had some size 40 green left on her shuttle which was  a good reason to get on with Jane Eborall's Flowery SCMR bookmark which might work out for a competition, but it needs a tail. The pattern says to make the tail and cut, but she wants to do it in one piece and finally settled on using daisy picots. Following another suggestion she used 2 shuttles wound in pink for the flower, a shuttle and ball for the green and finally has what she was looking for.

Linda tatted Nancy Tracy's beautiful cupcake the blue cup is 658, Ocean Turquoise; Frosting is 154, Wild Flower Garden; The cherry on top is 671, Christmas Red all done with Lizbeth size 40. The medallions shown below the cupcake are from Nancy Tracy's February newsletter, but she added the bead while tatting the center and did not add the outer edge.  Her new project will take a year to complete but the simple all ring design is easy to work with, although there will be a lot of ends to hide.

Ancolie longs for spring flowers in her garden, but since they aren't here yet she tatted one.

Diane is halfway through round VI of Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz and realized that she was running out of thread. The motif is #2 from Minitats by Patti Duff. The one on the right is a mistake motif, where she  didn't make the center picot large enough to join a sixth ring and settled for 5

Fox is beginning a new Karey Solomon pattern from her new doily book, and it is going to be rather big in size 20 as she much prefers size 40 or 80.

Jess finished her pillow adorned with various bits of tatted motifs and edgings done in her own hand dyed colours.

Marie has finished tatting 7 feet of edging for the altar using a pattern from Tatting by Anne Orr.  It's made with size 10, gold crochet thread with a gold filament. This pair of earrings is from Iris Niebach's, Just for Fun, Tatted Jewelry done in Lizbeth, size 20, Vineyard Harvest.

Sue's green project continues to grow, one row at a time.

Wanda was given some findings to see what she could do with them. She created this lovely design and attached it to her hat. She had the idea for while to make a bracelet with buttons and finally found a combination of buttons and thread that she liked.