Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Snowflakes, Dragon, Necklaces, Heart, Edgings, Doilies, Motifs, Earrings, Pendant and Cross

Sarah was looking for snowflakes with hearts in them and tatted Darling Josephine from my Tatted Flurries book but added another JK between the pattern repeats of the last row. If you're looking for a snowflake with a heart, you can always make the Grace Snowflake on my web site.

Batty Tatter made another Regal dragon from Flights of Fantasy by Martha Ess, this time in red and purple for her daughter, who has a different take on the story, as her princess weilds the sword and saves the day, but sadly not the knight, who is reduced to a helmet and ashes.

Mary Lena created a lovely necklace in a simple design made elegant by black glass beads.

Lelia thinks Yarnplayer's HDT is a yummy colour for Georgia Seitz' Tatted Heart.

Claire has copied, with permission, Gloria Nelson's tutorial on when to reverse work and when not to reverse for use with visual patterns.

Diane made considerable progress on her hanky edging, but had to stop when she ran out of thread. Her next Spinning Wheel is well under way. This one done in Leaf Green Lt is the 14th one she's completed this year. She has started the base for the Concentric Rectangles doily which can be made to any size, so she's thinking maybe she should attempt a tatted tablecloth.

Fox can't remember where this pattern came from, but she's using up the left over thread from the hanky for it. She's thrilled with the edging, which was the exact size for the hanky and didn't need any pinning or coaxing, but just fit on the first time without any difficulty even though she used 2 different thread sizes.

Lilas  is now working on the large cabochon that will be part of the choker section of the grand necklace. She's following the same idea, first tatting around the cabochon, then adding another row to extend it outward.

Marie is impressed with the Italian magazine, "Il Mio Chiacchierino, #6" and made these earrings from it. She used three strands of sewing thread; 2 rayon and one metallic and after the earrings she also tatted the matching pendant.

Martha, after a long hiatus to deal with real world stuff, plunged back into tatting making the Sweet Heart Valentine by Pop Lenuta Maria and of course she had to star making it in 2 colours which presented some difficulties. She re-tatted it in one colour and discovered that a lot of her issues were resolved.

Muskaan started with The First Day of December Snowflake by Lene Bjorn working in a painted tatting effect. In the end she can't decide if the finished piece is a snowflake or a sunflake. Branching out into more designing, The Spiral Snowflake Medallion she has created has lots of possibilities and she has generously shared, not only her steps in designing it, and numerous ways in which it can be used, but she has also shared the pattern.

Sue tatted Ninetta's Quad # 8 in size 20  Lizbeth Western Sunset which she found challenging until she realized there was a mock ring involved. The Flower with "spiral knot" stitch by Jennifer Williams is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Western Sunset, and while she likes the effect, she hasn't quite mastered it. She made a little more progress on the test tatting of the cross and it's coming along.

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