Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bookmarks, Heart, Cross, Easter Egg, Butterflies and Motifs

Garyou used Olympus #40 to make this bookmark pattern from Jane in South Africa and she likes the crisp feel of it. She used used Lisbeth #40 to tat this motif from The Tatting Lace Lesson Book by FUJISHIGE Sumi. The book shows a doily made with 8 of these motifs. Lisbeth #40 in Sherbet Delight was used to make a Tatted Marche Bag from Tatting Lace for Beginners by sumie, but she thinks it might look nicer done in a solid colour.

Journey received some balls of DMC size 80 when she won an ebay auction for an Aero shuttle and she has used the thread to Tat a variation of Mary Konior's Small Cross pattern.
Bree created this tatting cover for an egg and she's quite pleased at how it turned out.

Cindy has been working on these two bookmarks for a bookmark exchange through the Tatting Forums and was trying to get that spiral tail just right. This spiral bookmark in blue size 80 thread was received from Tattabugg. The butterflies are being made to empty shuttles and have plenty of business cards handy.

Diane hasn't been doing a lot of tatting but she has been working on stars from Kaye B. Judt's Oh My Stars! The most recent one is a blue and green Two-Color Star done in size 20 Flora and Lizbeth although they don't look exactly the same size. Her first attempt at beaded tatting is Twinkling Little Star from Oh My Stars! by Kaye B. Judt. It took her a while to get used to the beads.

Fox is using more Altin Basak on this pattern from the Myra Piper book.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Bookmarks, Motifs, Pieces and Sneak Peeks

Diane received a deep red bookmark from SpiffyMz and a dragonfly bookmark from madtatter80 in the bookmark exchange at The Tatting Forums.
Fox tatted another of Myra Piper's designs and she has decided to avoid the beads and metallic thread and just focus on tatting. The Motif is done in pink and beige Cebelia size 30.
Gina finished the bookmark which she thinks used Lizbeth size 20 Caribbean, but the only solid colour background she could find to film it against was lime green (thank you so much for NOT showing it, I've just eaten). Now that it's done she thinks it might look good as a necklace, but it would need a bead or cabochon in the centre. She was emptying some shuttles working on a segment of a pattern and when she was done she still had lots of thread on the shuttles so she decided to continue. Do you recognize the pattern?

Katherinne has been tatting but she's only giving a sneak peek of what she's working on. I'm not sure what it is, but it's already pretty.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Egg and Edging

Barbara is still tatting Easter Eggs. This is Egg No. 10 from TATTING Easter Eggs by Kirsten Wind Hansen. She used Lizbeth #602 Natural and #661 Country Turquoise - Med and it looks simple gorgeous.

Ingrid has finally come to the conclusion that the crochet thread her aunt gave her is not suitable for tatting. Some crochet threads work, but others are just nasty. She started on an edging from a pattern her teacher gave her which looks like edging no. 14 from the tatting section of the antiquepatternlibrary.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Teapot, Edging, Bookmarks, Easter Egg, Snowflake, Heart and a Doily

For anyone who hasn't heard yet, there is a new design course starting in May. Details here

Tattabugg made a tea pot and cup from the book Tea Is For Tatting by Martha Ess using yarnplayer's HDT Old Rose for the center flower. She plans on making the cream and sugar to complete the set and framing them for her mother.

Journey has used Lizbeth #122 in size 20 for this edging, although she prefers using size 40, and it worked up quickly. She's not sure of the source of the pattern and because she knows we're curious, she shows us what she did for the corner. Nice and simple and invisible to the casual viewer.

Ninetta designed a new pattern, trying together the puncetto-tatting, split rings and vapour stitches which she explains in her techniques. It's done in one single row in DMC 80. The next edging she designed is worked with 2 shuttles and has a lot of cluny leaves and long picots. The thread is also DMC 80. The last edging is worked with 1 shuttle and the ball and is a very simple relaxing pattern made with Anchor size 70, ecru. She plans for red corners like those pictured done in DMC 80. Incredibly awesome designs.

Bree tatted Jon's fold over bookmark in Lizbeth size 20, leafy green, variegated, and white for a friend. The next piece is the center to a doily she started but doesn't like the way it turned out so she quit. Finally, she has designed her very first egg in rings and chains shown here in lovely spring pastels.

Fox has made Sue Hanson's Simply Flake pattern from the Ring of Tatters' 30th Anniversary Book of Patterns in Yarnplayers 'Peace' HDT and Suneeti's Metallic Pink gift thread. One of her early attempts morphed into a heart that could maybe use a little tweaking.

Gina is almost finished with the Mary Konior's triad turned into a bookmark. she just has a few more split rings and a marble to add and it's done.

Wanda has a lot of things going on, but not complete, things that she's done for gifts and doesn't want to show yet, things she ought to be doing but hasn't the inspiration to start yet, so, for Tatting Tea Tuesday, here's a pretty green doily to contemplate.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tatting Bag, Snowflake, Motifs, Edging, Butterfly and Star

Nancy used the pattern from the book, Contemporary Art of Knotting with a Shuttle by Rhoda L. Auld to make a drawstring tatting bag for a friend. She accidentally added an extra ring on the 2nd round, making the base larger, so it's a nice roomy bag that holds everything your need.
Tatteristic has The Second Day of December snowflake from Lene Bjorn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting book done. She chose to use a split chain on this one although the pattern didn't call for it, just to get the practice.

IsDihara has started the modified Margaret motif in white and yellow with a green border and it looks lovely and spring like. She's had lots of suggestions of things to try with it and now she's got lots of ideas to work on. She finished the Nelson edging and attached them to some pretty Easter socks for her niece.

Linda is working on another CQ block with a pretty tatted mauve butterfly.

Diane is using her size 20 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon #156 thread to tat up Gemini from Oh My Stars! by Kaye B. Judt in celebration of the Tatting Forum reaching nearly 500 members. She's thinking she might use the stars to decorate a denim bag, a t-shirt, a scarf, a quilt top or maybe something else. Any ideas?

Fox has found that pictures of designs like this one by Myra Piper that she saw on Wendy's (Umintsuru) blog keep tempting her to try the designs for herself.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bookmark, Snowflakes, Easter Egg and Motifs

Journey tatted Gina's Spiral Bookmark for the Bookmark a Month Challenge.

Tatteristic has been making snowflakes for the Palmetto's fundraiser for Tat Days 2011. Pictured are 8 of the 11 sh did including, Ice Crystal Snowflake by Saundra Hameed, Layered Tatted Snowflake by Nancy Tracy, MHC Snowflake by Sally Magill and Hearts in a Snowflake by Jon Yusoff.

Barbara used Lizbeth white along with #627 called Shell Pink for egg No. 9 in TATTED Easter Eggs by Kirsten Wind Hansen and she really likes this one.

Fox panicked and thought she had forgotten everything she'd learned. No worries though, it all came back. This is Elisadusud's motif done in Cebelia and a metallic thread from Suneeti.

Kelly has been quiet because she has very industriously been working on a 3D cup and saucer pattern by Roger aka Freedman of Needle Tatting site. She used Manuela size 20 thread in her favourite colour, green. The ladybug by Nancy Tracy is tatted in DMC Cebelia size 20.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Motifs, Bookmark, Doily, Easter Egg and Bracelet

Garyou used Olympus #40 in 731 and 455 to tat this Jane Eborall motif and practice SCMR.

Journey has started her April bookmark in silver and light teal, because she needed to empty some shuttles. Not having to empty shuttles is another one of the reasons I like bobbin shuttles. Remove bobbin, let fall wrap thread back on ball, no click, click, click to unwind and no wasted tatting time making things I don't need right now.

Gwen had a chance to get together with her friend working on the Nativity patterns by Inke Kuiperij and she has one robe completed and the start of a mantle. She has also tackled split chains and discovered that they aren't that hard after all.

Magda shares an Easter Egg with tatted flowers.

IsDihara was toying with the idea of morphing Lyn Morton's Margaret motif into a nine-petal flower and turning it into a nine-sided motif. She put her designing skills to work, using Tatskool's luscious ChocoRaspberry HDT to create this flowery star burst. The challenge could be taken one step further to change the 9 sided motif back into a 6 sided doily, just in case this wasn't challenge enough.

Barbara couldn't sleep, so she tatted another Easter Egg - Egg No. 12 in the "TATTED Easter Eggs" book by Kirsten Wind Hansen in Lizbeth thread size 20 colour No. 631 Country Purple Lt. She tried using a picot gauge, but with this many picots it was too troublesome.

Fox created this bracelet using a design inspired by Decorama, from a Vintage Mlle Riego pattern and used a silver thread with the dark blue for chains and navy beads.