Monday, September 29, 2008

Leaves, Snowflakes, & a Needle Tatted Necklace

Carolyn has tatted a motif called Fancy Flower by Rozella F. Linden from her book "Easy Tatting". She tatted the motif using size 5 pearl cotton in a nice light shade of blue

Shirley posts pictures of four very colourful Christmas themed motifs (well, three Christmas themed motifs; the fourth isn't really Christmasy). The red snowflake is from Lene Bjorn's book "24 Snowflakes in Tatting" done in size 80 DMC thread in colour #106. The Santa motif is from "The Complete Book of Tatting" by Rebecca Jones. He is tatted using Coats size 30 thread. The next colourful snowflake is from a Japanese tatting book and is made with pearl cotton size 8 and metallic gold seed beads. Shirley's last motif is from Lyn Morton's book "Tatting Patterns" and is done with HH Lisbeth thread in size 20.

TattingChic has been busy tatting leaves. The first photo shows all her leaves together. The first leaf (starting from the second photo) is Tatted Oak Leaf by Karey Solomon from her book "Tatting Turns Over A New Leaf". The next leaf is Tatted Autumn Leaf by LadyShuttleMaker. The pattern is available here. The third leaf is Tatted Maple Leaf, which is an adaptation of a pattern from Workbasket. Tammy Rogers modernized the pattern and modified it slightly. Pattern located here. TattingChic's final leaf is Tatted Mulberry Leaf also from "Tatting Turns Over A New Leaf". TattingChic mentions that the pattern was written in a rather indecipherable way (that is her word, not mine). Looks pretty anyway. All four leaves were tatted with Yarnplayer's HDT in Sugar Maple size 20.

Nita share her progress in TIAS 4. Looking good Nita!

Ellen made a ROM card for a colleague of her husband. She used one of Teri Dusenbury's heart designs (well, two of the same design). She also tatted another Royal Trio Bookmark to check her pattern that she posted previously.

Iris is busy tatting earrings to sell at an exhibition in South Italy. The earrings have wire inside so the earrings hold their shape without stiffeners. The earring patterns are in Iris's book "Just For Fun". Simply stunning work, Iris.

Heather is busy as always and shares another necklace and earring set that she designed. The pattern is posted as well. She used size 10 thread and a size 5 tatting needle.

Clyde has posted about his trip to the Fringe Element Tatting Days. I can't wait to see some pictures.

Mark's niece is getting married and he gets to make the lace for her dress. How exciting!

Sapna posts her progress on the latest TIAS.

It was brought to Sherry's attention that the instructions for day 9 of the TIAS was missing the written instructions. A new updated file as been posted. Sherry also shares the progress of her tatting students. Congratulations Sherry for introducing tatting to Korea!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Busy As Bees

Heather has been very creative and busy and adds #7 and #8 to her 25 Motif challenge. #7 is a beautiful white with pink tear drop necklace and #8 is a cute blue flower necklace. She has been very generous and posted the directions for both necklaces for those who would like to add one to there collection.

Alan has been very busy getting ready for the fair submitting 16 entries this year. Good luck Alan. He has also completed motif #12, 2 pair of horse head earrings for his sister and Motif#13 flower earrings for a friend at church.

Jeanne has been able to catch up to step #8 of the TIAS but she has changed the pattern a little and used a Catherine Wheel Join instead of a Lock Join so that the opposite colour would not show up on the chain. It is always interesting to see how people interpret a pattern.

Tattingchic is trying to get caught up in the TIAS this weekend. She is using some really nice colours.

Nita is also participating in the TIAS. Look at the wonderful colours she has chosen.

Ellen has posted the directions for her motif #14 the tatted bookmark. Thank you Ellen.

Claudia is a member of Wally Sosa's Spanish Tatting class and has had a class in multi picots which she shows with these flowers and in split chains which she shows in this butterfly that she designed.

Maria is a new tatter and she is taking part in the challenge. Motif #4 is a cute little butterfly pin and Motif #5 is a beautiful flower that she used to decorate a box that contains a tatting shuttle that is a gift for a friend of hers that wants to learn how to tat.

Anne has made a pair of wrist warmers and provides a link to the pattern she used for those that are interested.

Diane has made 2 spinning wheel doilies by Mary Konior.
Gina received a piece of Romanian Point lace and #7 Richardson's Tatting from a friend.
Joyce made a beautiful table runner that is stars on one side and fall themed on the other.
Morning Glory and Pink Posey are two new hand dyed thread colours being offered by Marilee.
has posted her pattern for her Lock Chain Ornament. Thank you Marty.
Norma shares a CQ block she received, a pair of socks she knit and her attempt at bobbin lace.
Pamela introduces her amazing Rainbow Bright Hand Dyed Thread.
Not only is Sherry keeping everyone busy with her TIAS she is going to be teaching tatting.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Autumn leaves and winter flakes

Pull up a chair folks, this update's a long one!

Heather has tatted up a lovely necklace with a rainbow gem she got at michael's. Her husband's forbidden her to sell it because it looks too good on her - I agree!!! Heather's also been missing a friend - my condolences.

Tattingchic's done up "Silver Maple Leaf" pattern by Karey Solomon from her book, Tatting Turns Over A New Leaf. It is tatted in the HDT (Hand Dyed Thread) by Yarnplayer called "Sugar Maple". It is done in size 20 thread. This particular pattern calls on the use of the SCMR (Self Closing Mock Ring) and the Roll Stitch techniques in hand tatted lace.

Better dress warmly for the snowstorm at Amie's blog. She shows us her icy motifs 11 through 15 consisting of 'Victorian Snowflake' by Via Sunderman, Motif no 6 from DMC Festive Tatting, Elmo's Snowflake (avaialble online), something from Tatted Snowflakes" by Patricia Ann Rizzo and one more lovely flake. She thanks Sue for the craft bangle and is thinking of making more for Christmas - smashing idea!

Nita shows us her progress in TIAS 4. She still stumped but so am I. She also shows us her first few attempts at cluny tatting. Good for you! I haven't even dared to try it yet!

Bonnie seems to be addicted to Jon's Flakes. She's done up more in Yarnplayer HDTs. Looks like a definite addict - anyone have the helpline for her.

Barbara shows us a lovely flake. Celtic Snowflake by Rozella Linden done using Manuela size 20 thread.

Introducing Claudia - a new Spanish speaking member of the Challenge! Bienvenidos! She shows off her celtic tats.

Martha knocks my socks off (if I was wearing any) with a lovely teapot done in King Tut! Of all things TINY King Tut! It's a petite 2.5inches.She got her King Tut from here. She's also done something special for a little someone who always seems to be missing a braincell or 2. =) The pattern has been added to her site here.

Wally shows us one of Iris' butterflies in 20 Cebelia. The pattern can be found here.

I've been working on a biscornu pincushion - with a tatted centre. Hope it turns out ok.

Clyde tells us a little about tatting days and conferences - he's lucky enough to live near one!

Laura's working on the TIAS

Marilee shows us her new tatting pouch. Aren't we all jealous!

Mark shares with us some lace and silk ribbon embroidery

Pamela annoucnces the winner of her thread!

Ruth shows her all her autum leaves. Lovely!

Sherry shows us her WIP. It isn't even finished and it's already gorgeous!