Sunday, October 25, 2015

Earrings, Doilies, Edging, Snowflakes, Heart, Dragons and Motifs

ClaireB enjoys a challenge and has decided she can find 25 reasons to join us. Her first entry is the Waves pattern from Corina Meyfeldt, done in Penny 30, a polyester thread.

Diane is very happy that she's finished this round of her Jan Stawasz Masterpiece doily, but is she happy that she finished round 16 or that there's only 2 more to go? A new batch of hand-dyed threads from Marilee Rockley has just arrived and she loves her new colour, Lilac Sea. She's got the next row started and is hopeful that it will be completed in 2 weeks.

Fox is working Mary Konior's pattern, Hoop-la in a wonderful thread: #50 AlenAlea Design's. She thinks Frivole's Snowdrop is the best snowflake pattern yet. With the rest of the thread, she tatted Gina Brummett's Netted Heart, all worked in size 30 DMC thread.

Marie tatted another dragon in fall colours, this time using a pattern by Michelle Bottosff. This dragon was tatted with the pearl cotton #12. This one was done in Vineyard thread.

Muskaan has taken a closer look at front side back side tatting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Angels, Snowflakes, Edging, Doilies, Earrings, Christmas Trees and Dragon

Batty Tatter is back with us and she has been working on snowflakes and angels. She added a third row to Leen's Angels, designed by Eileen Stafford and realized that when she used too large beads for the halo it made the angel's head rather large. On the second one she put beads on the bottom of the skirt. The snowflakes are from Frivole and she loves the Josephine Knots. Renulek's snowflake design makes a large snowflake.

Melanie  has created this sample of pick up on plain cloth to which she'll add this simple blue edging.

Sue has been taking a short vacation and leisurely working on her doily. She must have been too relaxed, because she just noticed a mistake.

Cindy is in snowflake mode and has tatted 5 from Jon Yusoff's book Tatted Snowflakes.

Claire celebrated the fall of this year with a new pair of earrings using a pattern by Joëlle Paulson called Feuille Frivole made in Lizbeth size 20, Autumn Spice # 136.

Diane has row 15 done on her Jan Stawasz Masterpiece doily and the next row looks like a simple one. She spent some time working on her Heart Doily from Land of Laces. She has started test tatting a new design. She was working on her Heart Doily at school and has some students interested in tatting. Round 16 of her Jan Stawasz Masterpiece is off to a good start. She has plans to share her shuttle collection along with the snowflakes she's tatting like this one she test tatted for Frivole. She finished round three of the Heart Doily from Land of Laces.

Fox is on to the last row of her doily and excited to be approaching the finish. Here is this Jan Stawasz pattern completed in size 80 Lizbeth thread and it measures 12 inches across.

Lilas has done a tutorial on the balanced double stitch which gives a more stable chain.

Margaret tatted this Christmas tree with Chinese glass Bicone beads using a pattern by Bonnie Swank

Marie tatted Anne Bruvold's dragon in lovely autumn colours.

Muskaan shows how she tatted earrings with beads and earring hook attached at the same point.

Sue did a test tat of Frivole's 2015 snowflake.

Wanda has been teaching some ladies to tat and they've decided to try to get together once a month.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Snowflakes, Earrings, Necklaces, Butterflies, Doilies, Bracelet, Pendant, Lanyard, Crosses, Motifs and Bag, Lanyard

Elsa has decided to join the challenge with her second snowflake from the book by Bjørn Lene, 24 Snowflakes in Tatting, using Tenax polyester thread No. 30

Dorota tatted small filigree earrings in black thread with black beads in 2 versions. The same design was made again in white, perfect for a wedding.

Mary Lena created a lovely necklace using a simple ring and chain repeat in white with seed beads and glass beads in the centre. The second version done in dark grey thread with red beads makes a very dramatic statement.

Lelia emptied more shuttles making butterflies to send off to the Tatting Corner.

Linda made this in a Kathy Shawkl class of paintings, dyes and inks and incorporated a delicate tatted edging on the parasol.

Claire took a break from Renulek's Wiosna 2014, but now she has the second row completed.

Diane has been using a variety of shuttles working on this large Jan Stawasz doily and she's finding she really likes her La Cossette shuttles. Here's this round at the half way point. She got side tracked working on this Heart Doily from Land of Laces. Just another couple of repeats for this round of the Stawasz doily. Another round completed on the Heart Doily. One more repeat done on the Stawasz doily.

Fox has the round of little motifs finished and the next started. Dyslexia strikes again and the Heart Doily from Land of Laces has her stumped. She started this Karey Solomon design and for some reason it fizzled, so she ended up adding some beads and attaching it to a t-shirt. This time she tried it again with better success. Meanwhile the Jan Stawasz doily has only 2 more rounds to go. She has the Heart Doily figured out and is starting it in #89 Lizbeth. The Stawasz doily is at the penultimate row.

Lilas is still working on her creation which isn't a doily and isn't a placemat. The variation of the Therese de Dillmont pattern was redone in Tenax thread with hematite beads added to make this bracelet.

Marie tweaked the design for this Garden Collection pendant. This chain forms a negative space heart when weight is added to the bottom. An old earring was used as a base for this pendant. She traded this earring and pendant set for some size 12 pearl cotton at a quilt show.

Muskaan chose to make bicolour motifs for the next round of the doily using cream and yellow for the snowflakes, yellow and brown for the smaller motifs and brown for the cloverleaves. She had been hoping to cut down of the ends to hide by making the snowflakes in one colour, but the bicolour arrangement what much more attractive. So she made a lot of snowflake centres then added the outer round that joins onto the main doily. Individual cloverleaves were joined to the main doily and the small motifs join to the main doily and snowflakes. She has included instructions to the tips and tricks she used on the doily on her blog.

Sue has been experimenting with interlocking rings to make a lanyand for her husband, but she hasn't come up with the perfect arrangement just yet.

Wanda created this cross for her sister-in-law who recently lost her son. This traditional cross pattern she made for her new pastor. Both were made in Lizbeth size 20 thread, which she thinks is #652 Royal Blue. Wanda snapped up Fox's books on Armenian lace and received them along with a tatted motif and one in Armenian lace. Since someone asked how big her tatted bag was, her it is shown with a ball of Omega thread and a shuttle for perspective.