Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ornaments, Heart, Ice Drops, Bag, Motifs, Doilies, Collar, Snowflakes and Tablecloth

Vera tatted Mary Konior's Queen of Hearts to add to this ornament to commemorate her 42nd anniversary.

Batty Tatter has 12 Ice Drops ready for her Christmas market and one of these is already spoken for.

Elsa has posted a tutorial on doing a lark's head join. Her bag is progressing slowly and has been facilitated by utilizing the lark's head join

Melanie tried out Matilda, a pattern by Lee Hye-oon.

Sue has taken a page from Jane Eborall's book and tatted a Rachel doily.

Claire spotted a tatted collar used twice on the costumes in the series Downton Abbey.

Diane has been busy cleaning up clutter and reorganizing in preparation for all of the Christmas activities so she only managed one Ice Drop. After decorating for Christmas she was able to tat 2 more Ice Drops.

Margaret tatted Barbara Murdock's Snowflake Ice Drop using bungle beads instead of a round bead. She tatted the Cosmic Ice drop by Nicola Bowersox and not having the right colour of gem she used purple nail polish to cover the back of a clear gem.

Marie's marvellous rendition of Robin's, Reflection Snowflake  demanded attention to tat. Her Christmas tree is decorated with quilling, tatting, and homemade ornaments. While her little tree is decked out with baubles from her two books Tattasaurusing, Baubles and Motifs.

Muskaan tatted squares in pink. An elongated ring resulted in a diamond. Left over thread made a button motif. Playing around with squares can lead to lots of interesting variations. She test tatted Guoda’s lovely first snowflake pattern but had to change to notation to something she was more familiar with. For the outer motifs on her doily she used a repeat of the very 1st round where she used double picots.

HisKid tatted Mary snowflake from 20 Twenty to Make Tatted Snowflakes by Jennifer Williams, worked in size 20 Lizbeth Blue Ice with tiny blue beads.
This next snowflake is named Auriel and it was the placement of beads that made this one hard. She tatted another Birthday Ice Drop in Lizbeth size 20 Snow White with gold beads and a frosted gem. Here's all of her recent projects. The tablecloth is growing. It's slow growth, but it's still growth.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ornaments, Motifs, Bracelet, Snowflakes, Ice Drops, Crown, Doilies, Lanyard and Crosses

Vera bought some red thread last year and when she found it in her stash she decided to use it to make ornaments. She decided to stick with simple patterns and so far they are looking great.

Sue shares with us the laces from the ladies at her local tat days. The bracelet was done by one of her students who learned to tat in March. Lastly are the pieces from their Christmas exchange.

Diane used these lovely little pearlescent beads on this Ice Drop and her grandson chose the ribbon to go with it. She loves all shades of blue and even though the beads and ribbon don't exactly match, she thinks they go well together. With these she has another treeful ready for Christmas in the Village. She started this Minty Fudge pattern Thursday night and finished it Friday night. This Minty Fudge pattern was Saturday morning and finished it early Sunday morning. Cleaning for the holidays hasn't left much tatting time, but she did get one Ice Drop finished.

Eliz is working on "Pinnacles" from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist & Elwy Persson using multiple strands of Coats & Clark All Purpose sewing thread, article 210 Colour 83B.

Fox has the third row of the centre done on this Stawasz design. When it's more of the same it gets a little boring. (Is it just my screen? The previous picture looks like a lovely soft silver grey, but all the other pictures look plain ordinary white?)

Margaret tatted this row of the doily with the long chains, but she doesn't like how it looks and she's hoping it will pull into shape with the subsequent rows. The next row is done in purple ans it's not her typical colour choice, but sometimes you have to stretch your wings and try the unexpected.

Marie tatted Robin's Large Snowflake in size 80 thread and it turned out 3" long. This is Robin's traditional snowflake with beads. This design was tatted around an old brooch, found at an estate sale.

Muskaan has another new pattern for the medallion series with the PDF available from her blog. She used Anchor size 20 which is thicker than Lizbeth 20 and it measures approx 6.5 cms at the broadest points. The first trial in tinted blue with not all the chains of same length and some other minor tweaks.

HisKid's friend needed a tatted lanyard to hang her cross on, so she tatted one for her with purple beads. She tried several variations and finally did this one in size 10 thread that worked perfectly with the size beads she had.

Wanda has had several funerals to attend recently and she tatted these crosses to include in the sympathy cards. The first one is in Lizbeth size 20 #136 Autumn Spice and the second is in Lizbeth size 20 #131 Vineyard Harvest.