Monday, November 21, 2016

Doilies, Ice Drops, Snowflakes, Techniques, Bracelet and Brooch

Diane is tatting her Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in size 50 Oren Bayan #058, dusty blue. She's still working on filling her tree with Ice Drops. Subbing for pe classes doesn't leave time for a lot of tatting, just enough for two more Ice Drops. Subbing for the pe teacher left her a little limp so she only managed one Ice Drop with points that have 3 gold beads. She made another red Ice Drop and finished off the spool of 1/8 inch satin ribbon. Her next Ice Drop is hung with a grosgrain ribbon. The Spinning Wheel hasn't progressed as much as usual, but it's still coming along. She received a lovely note from Eliz with this beautiful little snowflake enclosed and she loves the block tatting in the design. The dusty blue Spinning Wheel is done and measures 5 1/2" in Oren Bayan size 50, which is the same size as Lizbeth 20. Different brands - different sizing, the bane of a tatter's existence and why I either write the info on the inside of the cardboard core or tape the info on a piece of paper and stick it inside the ball because 10 years from now when the label's gone I still want to know what I'm working with. She has another Ice Drop finished and figures if she tats one a day from now until Christmas, she should have plenty to decorate her own tree as well as enough to give away.

Fox is on to row 14 and the ruffling seems to be under control. It's amazing how the outer rows of a large doily can have you in a panic as you imagine the ruffling, or cupping, not straightening out after you've invested all those hours of work.

Lilas discovered some interesting oya tatting on Pinterest which inspired her to play with the technique. Once she got started it was kind of addicting and she had to give lots of things a try.

Marie sold out of these shuttle bracelets and had to tat more. She did these with size 3 thread. They aren't selling out that fast, but she needs to keep a few on hand. This last design she is calling Bow Tie Brooch.

Sue has had some tatting time and is just zipping along through her doily...not really, it's still just one stitch at a time one repeat at a time, but it's coming and she did get 3 whole repeats done. Horrors! She found a mistake. The mistake met up with her scissors and all is right with the world except that the dark and stormy weather resulted in a dark picture. Flash and zoom gave her a better picture and today we can see significant progress.

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