Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Easter Eggs, TIAS, Edgings, Motifs, Hearts, Doily, Earrings, Snowflakes, Christmas trees, Crosses and Bracelet

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JB used Lizbeth #124 Spring Garden and #624 Raspberry Pink Med to tat Egg #5 from TATTED EASTER EGGS by Kirsten Wind Hansen. Day 7 of TIAS has turned the corner and beginning to look like something.

Frivole is engaged in some entredeux (between two) tatting like Mary Konior's, Corn & Chaff in Lizbeth Blue River Glades and Trellis made with what Mary Konior calls "Victorian Sets" (also called Rick Rack, ricrac or zig zag tatting - I prefer zig zag because it is more descriptive and more commonly understood by the average person) both patterns can be found in the book "Tatting in Lace".

Anita is following Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST) and has added a tatted star to her feather stitch embroidery to create a falling star. Cute and clever!

Jess shows Mary Konior's Eightsome Reel tatted in her "Laila" HDT and Susan Fuller's Heart's Desire is tatted in size 80 Pink to Gray HDT. Iris Niebach's Cornelia from Tatted Doilies in size 80 of her blue/gray black experimental HDT.

Garyo tatted a motif from this recently published book by MORIMOTO Kazuko using Lisbeth size 40 Colour #641. She's really enjoying the book and she's delighted to find that she CAN tat 25 motifs in a year. Congratulations to a successful completion of the challenge. Her most recent motif in progress is another design by MORIMOTO Kazuko in pink and gray which she has found soothing to tat.

Jessica has finished round 2 of the tea cloth project and started the 3rd. She has plans to start it again in a nicer thread.
 Marta has another beautiful earring set done.

Cindy is using the left over thread on her shuttles to tat hearts for Valentine's Day. Like the Tatted Heart from Handy Hands and Betsy Evans Small Tatted Heart. She thinks the one from a 1988 Workbasket looks a little lopsided and I've always thought the design looked unfinished. I would have added an outward facing ring at the bottom of the heart just to make a point.

Fox has been fixated on Zentangles but did manage to tat a little motif from the Tatted Easter Eggs book and promptly shattered one of the glass beads when she put a heavy glass pitcher on it to press it. She has been using up all of her size 20 thread and this is that last of it on one of the Tatted Eggs which is missing a couple of repeats because she ran out of thread. She tatted another egg, this one in Karey Solomon's HDT #30 Cebelia. Her blue pimpernel shuttle is covering up her current tatting. Recognize it?

Gina tatted Kim Millar's Lover's Knot pattern that she found in the Wayback Machine which includes a crochet braid. Kim developed a number of tatted designs which incorporated a row of crochet braid that adds a whole new dimension to the lace.

Marti has been tatting but not posting making snowflakes from Jon Yusoff's book Elegant Tatting Gems in red and green DMC size 80 tatting thread. She had some problems with one of the designs but the colours really make the designs pop.

Mica's beaded flower is a Jan Stawasz design tatted with DMC special cordonnette 80 in white and some random seed beads from Michaels.

Sue has an update on her challenge. 5 pairs of Christmas trees to fill her orders, one of my Valentine earrings tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas red with clear glass beads and 3 more rainbow crosses so she has some in stock for when her mother-in-law wants more. Then a bracelet for her mother-in-law's birthday next week is the Wandering Blooms bracelet by Dawn McLaughlin tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Royal Blue. The tablecloth for her husband is progressing but working without a pattern she has some empty circles forming an interesting design element. Needing a change of colour she tried this doily with a size 10 Aunt Lydia's crochet thread in Passionata.

Wanda has Day 8 of TIAS done and it's looking remarkably like a billy goat at this stage. She made this cute little bell from a free pattern that yarnplayer has available. She was given Tatted Snowflakes Collection by Jon Yusoff for Christmas and this is Twirly done in Lizbeth Caribbean and while she likes the colour it doesn't do the pattern justice.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Easter Egg, Christmas Tree, Cat, TIAS, Motifs, Butterflies, Doily, Edging, Necklace and Earrings

JB began working her way through the "Tatted Easter Eggs" book by Kirsten Wind Hansen and here is Egg #1 made in Lizbeth #127 Butterfly Breeze, size 20.

Mariya tatted Nancy Tracy's Tatted Christmas tree although when she made a mistake she was going to stop, but her husband persuaded her to continue. It still looks OK even if it isn't exactly what the pattern called for. Pretty Tatted Kitty is also in green and we'll just all assume that there was left over green thread on the shuttle and not something weird like Mariya was tatting cats for aliens. Her TIAS is progressing and maybe we'll have something with wings, or legs or will we? Here is Mariya's first pattern created when she was trying out some new thread. And here are all of her earlier attempts.

Lelia use Flora size 20 colour 11 to make this motif and Lizbeth size 40 Colour 644 from Patti Duff's Mini Tats for the next. The butterflies are from the back of the Starlit Tatting Shuttle package. The little doodles are fun and nice to use up left over thread on the shuttles.

Jess has finished Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat in her own Rainbow-licious HDT.

Heather's latest experiment is a set of blue and purple variegate earrings with beads using thread size 20 from Germany on a simple and cute pattern by Nancy Tracy.

Fox used Lizbeth #40 in Tatskool's Ginger and Clove HDT from her Spice collection to tat the Regency Doily designed by Karey Solomon with a modicum of beads. Also tatted was this egg motif from Tatted Easter Eggs by Kirsten Wind Hansen in the same thread.

Kelly is making progress of the table runner and an edging for a hanky for the exchange piece for the Fringe.

Sherry has day 7 of TIAS done and she's seeing some kitty qualities in the tatting.

Tattabugg has created an interesting necklace and earring set to enter in the fair. Here its shown as a set and a detailed shot of the necklace.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TIAS, Bracelet, Doily, Butterflies, Necklace, Earrings, Bookmarks, Hearts and Angel

JB has reversed 2 of the split rings in Jane's TIAS and she's hoping she doesn't regret it later.

Frivole has been playing with the edging from her previous post and would up with a bracelet. She might play with it come mare and make a wider cuff from it.

Jess tatted up Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel in some of her Rainbow-licious so Diane could see what it looked like.

Heather had a very good response to the Apprenticeship Fair after enticing the students with lots of interesting samples of things like Anne Bruvold's Minor Norwegian Dragon, earrings, hair clips and lots of little butterflies and mice as giveaways.

Marta has created a necklace and earring set of shimmering dew drops glistening on a spiderweb. Moon white stones set in jet black lace.

Cindy couldn't resist doing another bookmark using her favourite pattern in Lizbeth Island Breeze. Since the thread matched some felt she had, she added a tatted motif to a needlekeeper. The she did the Peacock Heart, in size 20 Lizbeth Tropical Punch for another one. Now she has lots of needlekeepers and maybe an early start on Christmas gifts.

Fox is home from the Big Apple and has Day 6 of TIAS done but it looks like jet lag or lack of sleep has her thinking of Sponge Bob.

Orsi has posted the instructions for assembling her angel pattern.

Sherry has day 5 of TIAS done but noticed that she missed a shot chain between the "legs".

StephanieGrace woke up early and couldn't get back to sleep so she thought she'd tat a cross like this one in LizBeth, Country Side, Size 20. So she tatted one with a shuttle and ball in LizBeth Carousel and the "matching" Antique Blue Med.