Monday, August 04, 2014

Bookmarks, Doilies, Flowers, Heart, Edging, Cat, Motifs, Necklaces, Collar, Pouch and Pendant

The Guidelines

1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.
3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.
5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.
6. Tatting 25 motifs in a year typically means tatting 2 motifs per month. Tatters who do not post any tatting content for 5 or 6 months will be removed from the list of participants.

Erisnyx used Lizbeth size 20, #671 and #119, #657 and #122, #618 and #124, #688 and #686 to make these bookmarks in  LaRae Mikulecky's Lacy Bookmark pattern as a gift for the leaders at Girls Camp. The Jasmine bread and butter plate doily from The Tatter's Treasure Chest by Mary Carolyn Waldrep was made for her Grandmother's birthday.

Sue designed an East Yorkshire Rose named after her locale and it took her a while to get it just right. Now she has to work on writing out what she did.

Aysh needed a new bookmark for a new notebook. This is the progress on the Jan Stawasz Bouquet. It's been nearly 6 months since she last posted about tatting and finishing 25 motifs by her September deadline might not happen.

mb duke tried out the new thread that she bought in Indiana tatting Heart's Desire by Susan K. Fuller in Finca Perle Cotten size 12 in color 1742. Baby Lace edging found in Mary Konnior's Tatting with Visual Patterns is done in DMC size 80 Lavender to match this hanky. She's almost done with round 12 on the Renulek Spring Doily. A tatted cat on a little girl's T was obviously well received by her niece.

Lelia had to try out some patterns from Tatting by Myra Piper after seeing Diane's blog. Another motif from the book done in Marilee Rockley's lovely HDT.

Ancolie tatted this necklace in DMC pearl cotton # 12 using split stitch and trefoil with two very close colors and some beads. This multicolored necklace was tatted with nylon thread.

Diane's summer tatting kids are still working on their skills. Diane is continuing with motifs from Tatting by Myra Piper that would maybe look better in a solid colour, but she really likes this variegated green. Of course she just had to use it for Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. This design is her favourite one from Tatting by Myra Piper.

Fox has several fairly large projects under simultaneous production. The most intricate is the Jan Stawasz Monster Doily being tatted in #12 DMC Perle. The last row with separate motifs is going to take some time to complete. Then there is the Renulek collar she will never wear, being done in Finca Perle size 8. Lastly, the Kurbatskaya Russian challenge on her second attempt in Cebelia #30 is coming out much better. Remember the first one that just didn't work? This time she read the pattern instructions over and over and it seems to be working. They're big and they're beautiful, both of her doilies that is. Renulek's very large collar is very round and has white beads in it, see? Now can you see them? Here's the update on the Monster Doily.

Kristen is working on Ben Fikkert's pattern Ferns from his book A Tatting Adventure which includes quite a few Josephine chains, which she says is incredibly inclined to pucker, curl and do everything but lay down and play nice. The leafy insets are giving her a bit of trouble. She shortened the chains and as you can see on the left, it looks like it's working.

Marie wanted to see what a strawberry would look in size 3 thread and this one in peach colour is 2.5" at the widest point and 4" tall, almost large enough to put a  flip phone in it.  This one is going to another little girl. The green drop pendant was tatted with a triangular, peridot coloured Cats-eye, using rose gold (one strand of copper and one strand of gold) sewing thread.

Mica found a very sparkly Minaret motif done in metallic thread, but since she doesn't remember when she made it, she's not sure of the thread used.

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