Saturday, November 29, 2014

Edging, Snowflakes, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelet, Pendants, Christmas Trees, Doilies and Ornaments

Muskaan has resumed her deconstruction of the magic square to show some of the many patterns with in patterns, this time looking at edgings and a cross. Her next project is showing variations on interlocking split ring braids.

Batty Tatter has two patterns from her latest book purchase, Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman.
Lilas received her tiny Preciosa beads and immediately set about searching for the perfect pattern. The results are these lovely earrings with a Swarovski crystal drop. She created 2 lovely floral necklace designs worked in white. The simple bracelet done in lavender and white uses a  traditional, yet elegant design.

Sue tatted a fun to do snowflake design by Robin Perfetti. Then she did Jon Yusoff's square again, but this time she added beads.

mb duke tatted this square pendant for a friend who does square dancing and was inundated with requests for more. It was a relief to tat snowflakes like this one by Renulek and this one she did in red by Jon Yusoff from Elegant Tatting Gems. This Christmas tree earring is a variation of a design by Jane Eborall.

Fox has been working on interminable repeats on an enormous round of a gigantic design and made a little "oopsie", a time or two, or three... After the crying, and cutting, and fixing, she slogged on through. There is an end... isn't there? The saga of the Monster doily continues.

IsDihara posts a remembrance of Bobbie Demmer, a long time tatter, designer, teacher and tatting mentor to many who passed away November 20th. The Christmas Berry wreath by LaRae Mikulecky is a lovely addition to anyone's Christmas ornament collection.

Kristen is working some three shuttle tatting in preparation for her next book review. The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito has motifs worked with one, two and three shuttles, motifs for the advanced tatter, motifs inspired by nature and edgings.

Marie found some brass keys at an estate sale that just needed a little something.

Wanda was pleased with the craft sale where her tatting brought her a profit this year. The Christmas tree decked out in tatting was a great success. She discovered some turkey doodles in her stash and may give them pin backings or used them as Thanksgiving table decorations.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Angel, Ornaments, Motifs, Snowflakes, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklaces, Pin, Doilies, Collar, Crown, Edging and Cross

Muskaan shares information on how she uses an auxiliary thread in 3D applications. She give two variations of how she does this working in padded tatting.

Batty Tatter has completed the Tatsy Christmas Angel that she did from a pattern that she got from Ebay. The Angel took her two weeks to tat and a day to assemble. This is the Tatsy Christams stocking and she did two, stitched them together and stuffed them with batting.

Lilas likes using beads in her tatting but it can be hard to find something suitable, especially when she has to order online. The Miyuki beads worked well on size 40 thread but when she ordered Czechs Preciosa beads they were smaller and could only be used on size 80 thread.

Sue has used one element of a mat by Jon Yusoff to make a snowflake, but not that the motif is finished she's wondering what it would look like in 2 colours with beads. These earrings were made for a friend and they just need finishing off and ear wires added before she ships them off.

Claire used Lizbeth size 20 in Falling Leaves to make this design from a cro-tat pattern.

Cigdem calls this necklace earring and bracelet set Passion. It's made with bright red colour beads tatted in silver metallic thread and she started with an antique pattern to make the necklace, then adapted the pattern to make the bracelet and the earrings.

Barbara has finished her challenge with Yakut, another of Jon Yusoff's designs from Elegant Tatting Gems worked in Lizbeth size 40, Spice Cake.

Grace shows pictures of the same motif based on a design from Anne Orr's collection which she had to modify to avoid cupping. She worked with both Aunt Lydia's thread and Garden Metallic, both with a metallic filament, but she found the Aunt Lydia thread better to work with.

Fox tried a number of solutions to get this motif from DMC's Festive Tatting to lay the way she wanted. The Monster Doily is a monster and she's hoping to have it done before the new year. This motif from Karey Solomon's Tatting Times, was done in Karey's own #40 HDT.

Kristen has done another review, this time on Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson which has a little of everything from doilies, edgings, and motifs for a mobile to collars and crowns.

Margaret bought two brooches which in the market last month and used white no 20 Lizbeth thread on both. The top one has gold seed and crystal beads, while the pink rose one has gold seed beads. This hanky edging has been her "take it with me" project for quite a while, but now it's done in Altin Basak thread no 50 white using a design from Renulek's snowflake mat.

Phyllis has put her monster doily on hold and instead is working on just 4 rows of Doily VI from Jan Stawasz's Tatted Treasures in Lizbeth size 20 in Root Beer Float as an engagement gift.

HisKid wanted to tat something interesting and decided that the broomstick lace look of the recent bookmark she tatted would look really good as a cross and while it might not have come out quite as she envisioned it, that results are very pretty.

Wanda found some novelty wooden spools with various colours of thread wound on them and by adding wee tatted motifs she now has some unique Christmas ornaments.