Thursday, March 31, 2011

Doodles, Necklace, Edging and a Heart

Julie has been doodling in thread and decided to add her doodles to a card and send it to her Grandpa, who is in a nursing home.
Karen was inspired by some of the Native American beaded collars so she did one in tatting using silver and black Omega rayon threads with turquoise beads for accents. The end result is a stunningly beautiful necklace.

Bree is thrilled that she finished her challenge. She tatted this edging in Lizbeth light blue size 20 and did it again in in Lizbeth white, size 20 to edge this hanky.

Fox has revealed her new blue design and it's been morphed into a gorgeous heart design in memory of her dear kitty Misha.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Crosses, Edging, Snowflakes, Motifs, and Hearts

Julie has tatted a cross just like Grandma's. Hers was done in pink and white in size 30 thread. Julie's is done in in size 30 Clark's 3 cord crochet cotton, color 13 (the variegated blue) and white of the same brand.

Orsi is making costumes for the school drama group. This is one of the shirts with a tatted edging around the cuff and she's planning a similar edging on the collar.

Wanda has been working on the Design-Tat homework which was to take a snowflake and turn it into a heart. Here is the snowflake she started with and some of the trial efforts to turn it into a heart. Each one gets a little closer to the desired results.

Barbara has another pattern done from 'Celtic Tatting knots & Patterns' by Rozella Linden. The Celtic Flower is done in Lizbeth size 20 #684 Leaf Green Med. and 131 Vineyard Harvest.
Fox's experiment in pink went so well she has started again in blue, and far from her disclaimer that she isn't designing,....too late she's already become a designer. Most designs come about from pushing things a little here and poking them a little there; seeing what would happen if you did this bit differently or changed that little arrangement. Little changes can make big differences.

Gina has been tatting a plethora of pastel posies and she thinks she might make rosettes her new shuttle emptying design because they are so useful. She tatted Mary Konior's Triad in Altin Basak and notes that it's interesting shape allows for it to serve many purposes like a crown, a ballerina, or a fold over bookmark.

Mica is working from Vida Sunderman's Tatted Snowflakes and did this tiny treasure, called Sparkling Snowflake with Kreinik braid No. 4 which resulted in a snowflake less than 1 inch in diameter. Mica has been doing the challenge working exclusively in metallic threads which can be challenging to use.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Butterflies, Dragonflies, Bookmarks, Edging, Motifs, and Hearts

Linda has added tatted embellishments to some CQ mug rugs.

Bev aka BJ has tatted Jeanne Lugart's Blue Rosary for her friend in size 20 Morning Glory HDT by Yarnplayer, using genuine pearls, sterling charm, and a silver metallic thread cross designed by Jane Eborall.

Brigitte tatted the simple edging on this bib using two shuttles and just switched them whenever necessary. The thread is a variegated Altin Basak 50 which works up between a size 20 and 30.

Fox just wanted to tat something pretty in pink and grabbed these threads that weren't the same size and added in a few beads for a very pretty motif. It was a wonderful accident that it all worked together so well. The second small motif is by Kaye Judt, from Motifs for Marie with a section added because of the disparate thread sizes. The pink thread is Peace, size 20 HDT, by Yarnplayer and the purple and silver metallic which is way thinner was given to her by Suneeti.

Ingrid tatted an insertion in white Durable cotton using a pattern is from an antique Dutch pattern book, called: Nieuw uitgebreid Frivolité-boek, voor beginnelingen en bekwame handwerksters and turned it into a bookmark by adding a tassel.
Kat needle tatted Jon Yusoff's Enchanter Hearts, one in Lizbeth Spring Garden and the other in Tropical Punch.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bookmarks, Motifs, Dragon, Flowers, Butterfly, Necklace, Heart, Doily and Edging

Ninetta designed these patterns based on playing with picots as done in the 2005 Palmetto's class with Riet Surtel. The bookmark is done in DMC 80 thread and uses Catherine wheel joins to connect external chains. For the motif also done in size 80 DMC she used two safety pins to keep picots woven and she's wondering how several of them would look joined together.

Anne finally has some time to do tatting and has made a spring dragon.
Barbara has done some small Celtic Knot Flowers from the book Celtic Tatting Knots & Patterns by Rozella F Linden. She used size 20 threads, Nectarine HDT from Yarnplayer on the first and Lizbeth #131 Vineyard Harvest on the second. The green for both is Lizbeth #684, Leaf Green - Med
Brigitte tatted Jean Tallet's Butterfly in Lizbeth size 20 thread which she thinks is Spring Garden.

Fox has started a new trend. She got bored enough with doing endless edging to start a new project. Isn't it pretty?
Isa has tatted a necklace from Lynn Morton's book in size 20 thread with coral sticks on the outer row.
Kat needle tatted the Heart from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker in Lizbeth Jelly Bean because she just had to try out the colour.
Sue tatted Wanda's Vacation Bookmark/Bracelet in Lizbeth size 20 Black, and Caribbean with tiny purple beads which she is offering in a giveaway. She is also showing her progress on Arlene's First Place Winner Doily-pattern which she is doing in Lizbeth size 40 White and Tropical Punch. She has also started Jane Eborall's Fandango Edging in Lizbeth size 20 Lilac Dk. and size 20 Iris Bouquet from Crochet4U2Dye4. She's also emptying shuttles by practicing SSSRs which seems like a smarter thing than doing endless amounts of butterflies.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cross, Bookmarks, Snail, Starfish, Edging, Doily and Snowflakes

I've finally been able to add pictures to yesterday's post.

Julie had an idea for a celtic cross which looked wonderful in her head but it wasn't quite the same she she tatted it. Maybe it just needs a little tweaking.
Journey tatted Jane Eborall's Starfish to help decorate an Easter basket at work and has plans to tat a dolphin and maybe a seahorse to go with their "at the beach" theme.

Bree has tatted part of Jon Yusoff's Foldover bookmark once in Lizbeth size 20, the blues are 651 and 656 and once in green and coral 628. She picked up a large letter be that she has started decorating and she's auditioning some pieces of tatting to embellish it with.

Hattalahutta has posted a picture of her nearly completed snail from Inga Madsen's Tatted Animals. The shell colour is Lizbeth, maybe, Razzle Dazzle and yellow, although she's not sure whic yellow. She turned the shell around because it spiraled the wrong way and she has to add the antennae and the last few rings and chains to finish it off.

Nancy tatted an edging from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Tatting for her neice that is getting married in May and teal and peach are her wedding colors.
Linda is embellishing a CQ block and for a seam treatment she added a bit of tatting using Lizbeth 20 Vineyard Harvest in the Hens and Chicks pattern. 

Cindy was wondering which colour would be the best for finishing off her doily. She started with Summer Trail HDT, but it might run out before she's finished and cream, lavender, green or yellow/orange all match well. After receiving a lot of feedback she decided to go with the yellow/peach colour which was a good choice.

Diane received Fox's traveling copy of Let's Tat by Angeline H. Crichelow sent from Marie with a beautiful tatted piece. Reading this book sent her back to Mary Konior and she decided to tat and edging in Forget-me-not for a hanky she found in a dollar store in Alabama in size 20 Lizbeth, Juicy Watermelon. She felt the urge to tat a motif, and Nancy Tracy's Tatted Medallion was a perfect choice. Now after some down time watching TV she has a good length of edging done for her hanky.

Fox is half way through her hanky edging and she's beginning to wonder if the post office is being slow with it's delivery of the one sent to her sister.

Gina has tatted a blue magnolia from a pattern by Nancy Tracy and she thinks the threads are Altin Basak. She wanted to play a little more with the insert pattern, adding more beads and in different ways.This time she decided to put 2 beads, size 11 seed beads, in the bare space between small rings on what she thinks is size 30 thread. She tatted the next one with 3 beads in the bare thread space with a crochet header along the top and didn't join the 2 sides together. Here they are added to a simple pincushion. The other one has been added to a sachet.

Kat needle tatted Easy Tatted cross in Lizbeth size 20 in Mountain Breeze because she was in need of a quick cross to give to someone who had been sick.
Martha received Nancy Tracy's newsletter and used the flower pattern to make a snowflake for the new Palmetto fundraiser.
Mica made a rosette a few months ago but didn't like the way it looked so she did it again in DMC Special Dentelles 80 in ecru with slightly different inner rings and thinks it looks much better.