Friday, April 26, 2013

Motifs, Doilies, Snowflakes, Headdresses and Cross

Nancy has tatted her first motif from Occhi Schiffchenspitze Frivolite by by Marianne Langwieser and Tatiana Scharowa, but her long term goal is to tat the peacock on the cover.

Diane is enjoying Round VII of Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz.

Fox used some red/orange thread from Marilee with some green Anchor thread from Orsi to tat this motif from Tatting with Anne Orr, although the instructions were not right and she thought it would be easy to adjust. She first tried Jane's Twirly - 6 sides - with a #80 thread, the green and orange but the fine thread confounded her. The next try in blue #20 and matched with a #30 was better. Yarnplayer’s Dark Hydrangea felt like silk and was matched up with lilac Olympus  #40 in this finished Twirly. She did the next one in Karey Solomon's HDT #30 and Cebelia #30.

Jess has another thread colour ready, this one is named String Bean.

Margaret was asked to make 12 snowflakes and the pattern chosen was one from Anna. Here's a close up, then the first five and the last seven.

Mica liked the snowflake done with blue beads so much that she did it again with green beads.

Orsi has another week's worth of hyperbolic tatting completed.

Sherry has created a new tatted headdress called Athena. Her earlier design, Empress is being modeled by her charming daughter.

Sue used the findings she bought along with beads to create this piece which started out square, but ended up round.

Wanda used Oren Bayan Koton Perle size 8 thread in a brown-to-tan variegated, color #187 to tat up this cross.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earrings, Motifs, Doily, Edgings, Pegasus, Butterfly and Collar

Jane has tatted some red and black flamenco earrings, or at least that's what her husband calls this hyperbolic tatting. Rings thrown off the SCMRs of these interlocking rings are the basis for this motif done in Coats, size 20 thread.

Diane is working on Round VII of Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz which isn't quite as simple as she thought it would be. She needed something simple as a break from it and tried Tatted Edging 1405-34T from the Coats book of Edgings. she likes Tatted Edging 1405-35T more.

Marie rediscovered a vintage silk hanky with a delicate gold tatted edge that she received from a dear old friend.

Martha continues to work on her new book, with many revisions of course. Is that Pegasus I see?

Sherry has been designing a 1920's style headdress named "Empress" and made them into full kits which are available in her Etsy shop. She also has an assortment of new hand painted ceramic shuttles ready.

Sue acquired 6 new tatting books and thought that this design, the start of a pattern called Blue Doily would make an awesome suncatcher. She has been working the antique triangle pattern into a new design. The central motif is done in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White, which she has "hand-dyed" with permanent fabric markers to make her Confetti thread. The outer triangles have been joined into diamond shapes using size 20 Lizbeth Lilac Dk. She tatted this butterfly for a little distraction, but she thinks she needs to pay closer attention to the length of the picots.

Wanda is planning a collar for a vest using Garden 10 Nazli Gelin in size 10 white. A slight miscalculation proved to be serendipitous and is working out nicely.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flowers, Motifs, Crosses, Doilies and Bracelet

Jane revisited Maltese tatting to make these sunflowers. A scattering of them on the corner of a food cover make for a lovely gift. The hyperbolic purple flower was a bit floppy, so when she did the white one she kept her tension very tight and the picots very small.

Ginny is working on perfecting the many variations of the flowers she will be teaching at the Fringe Element tat days.

Nancy's friend found this pattern in an antique book 'Lessons in Tatting' by Nellie Ellison and she just loves the flow of the pattern, with and without beads.

Linda tatted these Split Ring Crosses using a pattern from Wendy Durell in size 40 threads. After tatting the first one she did the second with picots and she likes the way they both turned out. Here's the centre of the "Blue Doily" by Eileen Stafford in Lizbeth size 20, Pineapple Parfait #170. This is the finished doily, but she's thinking about adding some clover leaves as a final touch.

Cindy tatted Yakut from Jon's book Elegant Tatting Gems with beads, but ran out of the Lizbeth Leaf Green Size 20 thread she was using. Thankfully, Michelle sent her enough thread to finish the motif.

Fox had a wee injury that kept her from doing much, but she kept her shuttle warm with a little bit of tatting. After several appointments with scissors this round of the Snowflake Napkin is done.

Marie used size 10 thread showing one of her students how to add a bead to the middle of a ring and the result was this bracelet she calls Easter Bracelet.

Mica tatted Minitats motifs 35-39 and her favourite is 35, the one on the left.