Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TIAS, Bracelet, Edging, Heart, Earrings, Motifs, Doilies, Necklaces, Bookmarks and Snowflakes

Melanie finds that it's always fun to tat Jane's TIAS projects and she thinks she'll do several of these for her friends.

Mary Lena named this bracelet Cruela for the villain in Disney's 101 Datamations.

Sue thoroughly enjoyed this year's TIAS. She's packed lots of stuff in her tatting bag including the edging for a hanky she's working on. The very beady Starry Button Bracelet is something she wanted to make to see how it looks.

mb duke bought Tatting Patterns 3 by Elaine Gan and has been working through some of the patterns. She has pendants and earrings completed and the projects just need to have the ends hidden.

Lelia has several versions of the TIAS motif done in lots of colours. Emptying the shuttles, she tatted the pattern for the flower zipper pull from New Tatting by Tomoko Morimoto and the Hearts are Grace Tan's pattern while the threads are Lizbeth size 10.

Cindy is on round 3 of Renulek's WIOSNA 2015 Doily, using Lizbeth size 20 Springtime for this round and she has some pink and green solids to match so she'll be incorporating them later.

Diane finished round 7 of the doily and it's 17 inches across, the largest she's ever made and she's wondering if she should stop here, or continue. It looks like she's going to have to rethink things as she discovered that she used the stitch count on the chains for round 8 on round 7 which has resulted in some lace surgery. Minutes to cut. Hours to tat. She paused before filling shuttles to work on Renulek's doily. TIAS is of course scissors, which are kind of appropriate considering all the snipping that's been going on. The Jan Stawasz "Masterpiece" continues to be re-tatted. 14 pattern repeats later it's time to reload the shuttles.

Fox has had dry and splitting skin which is why she's been having problems forgetting joins missing picots and attaching in the wrong places. She loves Renata's designs finding them entertaining and stress free. She has 6 motifs done on the Japanese pattern, but hasn't updated the photo. Here it is half way done.

Kristen didn't get to keep up with her TIAS, but she did finish it and has a pair of tatted scissors to show for it.

Lilas has been doing some tutorials in French. Mock picots and adding beads are some of the techniques she's explaining.

Margaret used Lizbeth Countryside size 20 to make this necklace bracelet and earring set using a pattern from tatting box called Bridal Lace. The set didn't have earrings so she just used two repeats for the earrings. Maria, from Tatted Bookmarks, cross shaped by Lene Bjorn, was done in Lizbeth size 20 in White and Countryside.

Marie likes the Double O Cross", by Dee Powwell and it's one of her favourite designs. The tatted cross and the snowflake on the left are from Jan Stawasz' book, Tatted Treasures and the one on the right is from a Japanese book, Tatting II. Pearls gave this pattern from from Lene Bjorn's,  24 Snowflakes a clean pure look.

Muskaan shows her progress on TIAS with the final pair of scissors. Jane's Chicken wing coaster was an interesting challenge as it stated with an SCMR. The Fandango Motifs also from Jane, provided her with several new coasters. Jane's shuttle shaped motif stumped her until she tatted it. These are part of a future project.

Phyllis finished Jane's TIAS and thinks her scissors must be well used as one side looks a little bent.

Stephanie started with a traditional tatted wheel and added a chain around the outer edge, then added a long lock chain and a tassel to make this bookmark. She thinks the next 2 designs are a vintage Coats & Clark pattern, worked in different thread sizes. The next 3 are different thread sizes and different orientations of the another pattern done because she couldn't decide whether she liked the rows going length wise or width wise. The next motif came from a book of 12 Handkerchief Edgings, by Nikolajsen and Nikolajsen, where she added some extra rows to see what it would look like if it were made a bit wider. A tiny snowflake using size 80 DMC ecru thread was tatted to see is the colour matches some fabric. The final one is her rendition of Jane's TIAS.

HisKid had row 9 done of Renulek's 2014 Spring Doily. She may be a year behind, but these bright colours are enough to lift anyone's spirits.

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