Monday, March 31, 2014

Motifs, Doilies, Baby Booties, Bonnet, TIAS and Angels

Lelia has been tatting little doodles to give away on April 1st is International Tatting Day

Ginny is on to row 5 of Renulek's Spring Doily.

Nancy has shaped the hanky into a baby bonnet and it, with the adorable booties are ready to be shipped off.

SunshineCraft has a lot of unfinished projects, but she did complete Jane Eborall's TIAS sailboat. Here lie 2 doilies and an edging, incomplete because she keeps getting distracted by even more lovely patterns.

Fox is using red Lizbeth on the next row of Renulek's Spring Doily, but she's having fits over fuzz in the thread and inconsistent thickness.

Margaret tatted Marjorie's Angel in Lizbeth Pineapple Parfait, which seemed appropriate as a decoration for a card for her mother, whose name is Marjorie. The pattern was so much fun she did more Marjorie's angels in Lizbeth Christmas Green Mix and Girly Girl, both size 20. All the angels halo's were done with Madeira silver thread.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bracelet, Earrings, Bridge Set, Motifs, Doilies, Baby Booties, Edging and Christmas tree

Batty Tatter finished this picture of owls nesting in a tree when it accidentally got splashed. She liked the effect and splashed it a little more. She did another couple of caps with edgings along the bill and a motif on the front.

Lilas added amethyst pearls to Lisbeth size 40 to make this charming bracelet that she has named Ondine. The earrings in the same pattern are tatted with Lisbeth 40 in blue with fluorite beads of different colours.

Sue tatted the club from Norma Benporath's bridge set and here is the whole set complete. She's doing Sally Kerson's pattern in a rainbow of colours and buttons from her stash.

Ginny has begun Renulek's Spring Doily and is at row 3.

Nancy has finished another pretty set in pink using Mary Konior's Goodie Two Shoes pattern worked in size 20 in the colours of Pink Medium and Pink Parade. Booties and a hanky bonnet with a tatted edging are something to be cherished.

Diane's students are making progress and here are Paige's  first two motifs and as a reward she got to choose a shuttle. The students are working hard and helping one another out, encouraged by the reward of lovely motifs. Diane has started using Lizbeth Victorian Red, #670, size 20 to tat a doily from a Russian book. More students are having success tatting their starting lengths of lace and choosing their reward motifs. Diane is on to the next round of her doily.

Fox has started adding beads to her doily. They don't stand out, they just add a subtle catching of the light to the doily. Of course, since Fox is a perfectionist, we all knew that the doily was eventually doing to be introduced to the scissors, it's crime being large, sloppy, picots. The first time around she was using DMC green in the 8th row, but she had to save that thread for her Lucky Clover doily which meant she probably wouldn't have enough for both so she had to go with Perfect Quilter thread. The Lucky Clover doily has been languishing since she started the Spring Doily.

Marie tatted this Christmas tree from Tatting for Today in size 10 thread with a gold filament.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Edging, Doilies, Leaves, Earrings, Motifs and Snowflake

Lilas has been using Cebelia which has a limited colour choice, but then Fox sent her some Lizbeth to try out and now it looks like she has a new love.

Stephanie has tatted the same doily from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz in DMC ecru size 80 and Perfect Quilter colour #021. The leaves are for an upcoming Online Tatting Class event and are tatted in Lizbeth size 20 Leaf Green  med.

Lelia tatted her first pair of earrings using Marilee Rockley's pattern, called Filigree Earrings with Delica beads, and Lizbeth colour 117 size 20.

Carrie tried tatting with  interesting, very shiny, and slippery, possibly embroidery thread, that came in a bag from one of her quilting friends.

Diane shows the progress made by her 5th graders.

Fox is making progress on Renulek's Spring Doily, but she's not happy with the Lizbeth thread. She's finding that the size 80 Lizbeth thread gets fine, slubby and inconsistent the further she gets into the ball and although the colours are in her stash, they aren't what she would normally choose.

Marie cast a tatted medallion in resin to make this unique piece.

Mica tatted Light and Airy Snowflake from Vida Sunderman's book with Kreinik braid no. 4 which makes the 50th motif she has done and ends round 2 of her 25 Motif Challenge.

Orsi is learning Maltese tatting and thinks it will be a perfect medium for jewelry making.

Wanda has been trying out some finer threads, like the quilting thread in white. G├╝termann silk quilting thread in blue was used for this motif where she didn't refer to a pattern. The pink and white thread was already loaded on the shuttle when it was given to her and she thinks it's size 70 or 80. Here are the three pieces together with a regular Clover shuttle to show the sizes of the finished pieces.