Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pendants, Earrings, Snowflakes, Angels, Doilies, Leaves and Doodles

Pop Maria's granddaughter asked her to make a medallion in blue and red, so she dyed the thread and designed this one, with a smaller, earring size version and a bracelet in the planning stages.

Sarah tatted motif 17 from DMC's Festive Tatting, one of her first books and one of her favourite patterns, although she eliminated some of the inner picots.

Batty Tatter has been tatting Christmas angels for the Christmas market next month.

Diane was persuaded that her blue doily needed a red C for the Cubs. She has been playing around with "How to make a bezel setting in tatting by Edda Guastalla" thinking to create a snowflake, but she has decided to call this start a Snowdrop. She decided to work out how to make a Cubs doily working the red C into a blue Spinning Wheel, but she thinks she'll have to make some adjustments.

Eliz tatted The Thirteenth Day of December from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn in Manuela size 20.

Margaret tatted this Maple Leaf by Tammy Rodgers in Lizbeth size 20 called Falling Leaves.

Marie added pearls to her Lover’s Brooch design. She shows a variation of her design for tatting around a fixture using seed beads. She created these Lil' cross earrings and after making them discovered they could be used in either direction.

Muskaan has been taking bits and bobs of tatting, sewing them on and using them up in various ways.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Doilies, Motifs, Edging, Pendants, Brooch, Diya and Dragon,

Jane has been working through the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito and is on the last motif in the book, using Coats size 40 thread. There has been a lot of snipping. Here is number 100, all done. The most striking thing she learnt from the book was the importance of picot length and bare thread spaces, but since the book was all pictures and diagrams, without text, it was very challenging.

Melanie is really pleased with how the 4 squares of Tablecloth pattern from Workbasket magazine turned out.

Cindy has some tatted edging done now that she has a pair of clip on magnifiers. She found craft work frustrating as she was having trouble seeing, but magnifiers combined with a little more light should get her back to it.

Diane has another Spinning Wheel started. Her mail included a package from Marie which included a lovely tatted pendant. A little tatting before classes and at lunch has moved this Spinning Wheel along. Tatting while watching the Cubs play in the World Series and she just happened to grab a Cub's blue thread from her stash to make this Spinning Wheel. This Sky Blue Dark Spinning Wheel is finished and joins her growing collection.

Marie has created a new brooch pattern, called "Lover's Brooch. She tatted another in DMC embroidery floss. The pattern for tatting and construction are available on her blog.


Muskaan has tried out a new pattern for a diya intending to make a string of lights for Diwali or "festival of lights".

Wanda is using Lizbeth 674 Garnet Dark to tat Martha's Chinese Dragon from her Flights of Fancy book.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Edging, Pumpkins, Snowflakes, Doilies, Leaves, Jewellery, Cross, Motif and Earrings

Jane notes that Edging 96 is essentially the same as the pattern she used for her first big tatting project, in the early 1980s, an edging for a cloth for her tea trolley. Edging 97 is a lot more original and she the half open rings needed a bit of practise, but it turns out they're an easy alternative to split rings or SSSRs to get from A to B. She wondered why the butterflies on Edging 98 weren't joined to each other, but speculates that it would work for a circular or curved edging. Edging 99 is essentially the same as 98, with an extra row added to join them together and it's her least favourite of the butterfly edgings.

Nikki has been looking for a pumpkin pattern for a project and found the one on the left on You tube and the one on the right is Mark Myers apple pattern done in orange, although the stem doesn't look very pumpkin-y.

Sarah finds the centre of Miranda Rensberger's Starflower captivating.

Melanie used orange rope to tat the Tatted Celtic Knot Pumpkin by Rozella Linden to make a decoration for her front door. Now that it's done she's thinking she might want something larger.

Diane started another Spinning Wheel glass mat using size 80 Lizbeth in #664, Ocean Teal Med. She's making some progress on the Spinning Wheel, but spending some time de-stashing by weaving with mini balls of left over yarn. Still more progress on the Spinning Wheel and it'll soon be done. Here it is finally finished.

Eliz is following Muskaan's TWoT project and personally challenged herself to tat a mirror image laurel leaf using Muskaan's pattern in size 20 Cebelia, sage green.

Fox is finally, on to Row 12 and a colour change. The doily measures 15", there is still a bit of ruffling, but it's mainly disappeared and best of all she still likes it a lot.

Lilas has been working on lots of tatting for the upcoming show and she has been inspired to create lots of tatted flowers.

Marie tatted another favourite cross from a pattern by Roger from the Needle Tatting Forum. The lucet handle she made needed a little embellishment. Since people have asked, she has done a step by step tutorial showing how she embellishes old jewellery.

Muskaan shows each step in completing tattingweed’s Crinoline Doily, working through all it's twists and turns.

Sue has been tatting, but hasn't taken pictures, except for these dreamcatcher earrings tatted in size 40 Tatskool Rainbow Bright HDT.