Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Motifs, Bookmarks, Butterfly, Windmill, Collar, Doilies, Earrings, Pouch and Horse

Jenn tatted a motif pattern from Tina Frauberger's tatting book (1919) that Elaine P Gan had drawn the diagram for and found it to be an easy tat.

Muskaan choose this beautiful Dandelion Chain Link Bookmark as her first Teri Dusenbury project. She gives detailed instructions on what she did to make this enchanting bookmark.

Batty Tatter has a couple of bookmarks and a butterfly done. She thinks the butterfly might go on a card.

Sue has a start on Jane Eborall's Windmill. The finished windmill is done in Lizbeth Twirlz and some ecru from a part ball in her stash.

Ancolie wanted to create a large collar, but at this point she doesn't like like and and is wondering if maybe variegated colours would be prettier.

Diane tatted motif No. 5 from Tatting by Myra Piper and she's wondering if she could make it with a finding in the centre. No. 6 should make a pretty doily centre. Motif No. 7 was a fun tat, but not one that she's likely to tat again. She dug into her stash today and pulled out a ball of size 20 Omega for motifs No. 9 and No. 10 and she doesn't thing the variegated thread worked well on these motifs.

Fox attached the wrong side of the motif to the centre which of course resulted in snipping and this soft thread isn't winning any awards with her. On the other hand there is progress on the doily and Renulek's collar. Like Ancolie she thinks the collar is too big, but she bought the thread specifically for it and she has invested all of this time already, so she has decided to finish it.

Marie made these earrings with a lt blue Cats-eye, using silver sewing thread. She tatted more of Carollyn's strawberry pouches; this one was made with variegated red/green Lizbeth, size 20 thread. Another one done in pink is for a special little girl.

Wanda finished her horse picture using neutral kraft paper as a background.The Horse (Foal) by Inga Madsen is from Tatted Animals done in Lizbeth  Silver #605 and Mocha Brown Dk #692, size 20, the Lady Bug is by Sue Hanson in #671 Christmas Red, size 20 the Bunny doodle was made in Mocha Brown Dk #692, size 20 and the Dandelion and collage ideas from Tatting Collage by Lindsay Rogers.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Leaves, Motifs, Heart, Necklaces, Earrings, Easter Egg, Edging, Doilies, Snowflakes, Collar and Flowers

Jenn has chosen to tat several of Frivole's leaf patterns beginning with the Trio de Trèfles. Then she did the leaf pattern titled La Feuille Frivole. This was followed by the Dahlia Motif from the New Tatting book by Tomoko Morimoto. The Heart's Desire pattern by Susan K. Fuller has been on her "To Tat List" since she saw it shared on Facebook.

Lilas created a delicate necklace that reminds her of mint tea. It's paired with matching earrings.

Sue tatted another of Sally Kerston's Easter Egg patterns and used it as a very handy and efficient place to hang her specs.

mb duke was on vacation and discovered some tatting treasures. These charming hankies were found in an antique store n Mishawaka.

Diane decided that Letnia was too pretty to give away and so it's residing on the hutch in the dining room. Her little tatting buddies stopped by to do some tatting. Diane was looking for some instant gratification and tatted this motif from Tatting by Myra Piper. The next one she tatted didn't look quite right. Here it is with the same pattern she did earlier and it's definitely different. She did it again still working with size 20 Lizbeth, Arctic Waters. That looks more like it! Here's another 7 sided motif from the book mislabelled as a snowflake.

Fox thought Renulek's collar was going to be huge, but when she laid it on a v-necked t-shirt it's the right size for an adult garment. She's begun adding the rings and chains around the Russian design using size 30 Cebelia and this time it seems to be working.

Kristen finished the pillowcase with the Annie Orr edging and entered it in her local fair where it earned a blue ribbon. Also for the fair, she mounted the sunburst doily on a piece of white foam board and it won another blue ribbon. She whipped out this little motif to remind her sister in law how easy tatting is. This started out as a small Annie Orr motif that cupped after the first two rounds and became a flower after she apparently skipped a whole bunch of rings in the final round. (It's not a mistake, it's a design variation!) She was able to share her 3D flower with a nice Chinese lady she met on the train back from Edinburgh.

Marie made this icy, sparkly, Cool pendant with two stands of silver sewing thread. A variation of the design with more beads gave a ruffled 3D effect to this next pendant. Of course what is a pendant without matching earrings.