Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bookmarks, Hearts, Doilies, Motifs, Bracelet, Necklaces, Dragon, Edging, Pin, Fish and Suncatchers

Dawn made this bookmark in  J P Coats Mercer Crochet no 50 in beige. The cross motif by Mary Konior from her book a Pattern Book of Tatting, is called Peter and Paul tatted in Anchor Paisley No 18 colour 609. The heart motif is from the Learn to Tat book by Janette Baker done in cream Anchor Clark and Co Paisley on a small skein no. 18. The heart, flower and bottom left motif are designs from Jan Stawasz and the motif which is on the top left is from DS9 Designs in Sulky threads. Iris Niebach's Doily is taken from her book Tatted Doilies and made in Lizbeth 40 thread Spring Garden #124. This bookmark is made with two different threads, a Chameleon embroidery thread in Jacobean colour and DMC 3042 no 12 in Antique Mauve using a pattern called Segnalibro Fiore E Foglia an Italian pattern by Edda Schneider. Flowering Quatrain Bookmark designed by Joëlle Paulson is made in Anchor Artistic in Cornflower Blue no. 20. The snowflake by Lene Bjørn found in her book called 24 Snowflakes in Tatting is called the Second Day of December made in Altin Basak 338, a bright pink thread. This motif, by an Stawasz from the Tatted Treasures book, is done in Fruitti col. 14, a 12 weight thread for sewing and quilting. The heart motif is another design by Jan Stawasz from the same book done in a no. 12 perle thread for embroidery, colour is Copper Kiss. Jane Eborall's Flowery SCMR Bookmark was made from Twilleys Twenty Random Lilac thread and Altin Basak no. 50 col 332 in green. This cross is another design from Jan's Tatted Treasures book  made in Lizbeth Leafy Greens 138 in size 20. This motif by Jon Yusoff  is made in Lizbeth Wild Flowers size 20.

Jenn tatted the snowflake from a pattern found on Patrycja's blog "Milczenie nitek" which she'll have to do again as she noticed a small mistake.

Muskaan started with a small motif by Mónica Manceñido called Peace and Tolerance Tiny Heart. The design was easily modified into a diamond. Lots of other variations ensued.

Batty Tatter has an assortment of wriggling bookworms done, each one different and looking like it's squiggling off the page. One more done fresh off the drying rack.

Lilas is still experimenting with thread dyes and is currently working with reds and pinks on size 40 DMC thread, like this HDT she used for the necklace and bracelet.

Sue finished the dragon she was working on and named this one Hagua.

Cigdem used Russian Chaorite for this necklace and she had to try out several designs before finding one worthy of these beautiful stones. Marquise is the name of this necklace that uses a perfect shade of mystic royal blue crystals and metallic silver thread.

Lelia found the pattern for this square motif on Ninetta's Blog. This edging uses a  pattern from Jeanette Baker's book, Learn to Tat and is done in Lizbeth, size 80, colour 168 Latte Foam. These were the 4 samples she tatted and she liked the Jeanette Baker

Fox is on the seventh row of the Jan Stawasz Monster Doily using reverse tatting for the chains rather than flipping all the time, but that makes is harder when she has to un-tat the DMC perle thread.

Marie used Lizbeth, size 20, Boysenberry to dress up this antique pin. This pretty pin was a thrift store find embellished with Lizbeth, size 20, Boysenberry. This lovely cameo is beautifully encased in tatting and pearls.

Martha saw Jane Eborall's bauble and it made her think of a fish. So of course she had to make her very own bauble fish.

HisKid made both of these suncatchers from Sue Hanson's Crystals in a Ring pattern.  The first for her daughter's new friend in Lizbeth Caribbean size 40 with blue glass beads from Fire Mountain Gems. The second is done in Lizbeth size 40 Island Breeze with #3 Twisted Bugle Light Blue Czech Glass Beads.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bookmarks, Doilies, Fair Entries, Pin, Pendant, Earrings and Bracelet

Batty Tatter made her first bookworm and she wanted it to have some motion, but she thinks that part could go better and she's wondering if she should cut the picots to make him look hairier.

Ginny entered several pieces in the New York State Fair and won ribbons for them, but she is especially proud of the Purple Rosette Ribbon she received for her Spring Doily that took Best in the Lace Division.

Fox finished Kurbatskaya’s Doily which she never would have started unless challenged by umintsuru, but in the tatting of it she realized that is has stretched her abilities. Worked in size 30 it measures about 12 inches across.

Kristen finished the next round of the Stawasz doily, which is pictured encased in plastic, used as a hot plate for a cup of coffee, but hers, done in finer thread is about the right size now, and it still has 3 rounds to go.

Margaret made 14 of these crosses,  to give to the nurses and carers who looked after her mother in Care Hall Nursing Home. She got fed up with the crosses twisting around and started tweaking the pattern. The central ring kept it more stable, but she isn't sure she likes the look of it.

Marie shows the whole Egyptian collection of pin, pendant, earrings and bracelet.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Acorns, Leaves, Butterfly, Heart, Motifs, Edging, Bookmarks, Teapot, Earrings and Suncatchers

Muskaan was coaxed into learning split chains by Leanne Boyd's Acorn Pattern. She used AMC size 20 Cadmium Orange #0307 & Brown #0355 and initially she was a bit confused on which loop/thread to pull until she realized it needed CWJ. Her next one was done in AMC size 20  Mehandi Green #0256 & Light Brown #0368. She designed an oak leaf, in keeping with the to-and-fro chains in the acorn. She liked the slightly different shape of the Hope Butterfly by Sherry Pence done in AMC size 20 Brown #0355 & Cadmium Orange #0307

Batty Tatter is behind in her posting and playing catch up showing us the cards and  caps she has done. On the hearts she used for cards she glued on some little white beads. The caps have motifs on the front and matching edgings around the bills. She also found a couple smaller child size caps like the last pink one, that she did similar decorations for.

Lilas has given up on the 3 strand Cebelia thread and uses DMC for projects in size 80 which she can get in France, but when she wants to do a project in size 40 thread she needs to go to Lizbeth if she wants colours like this turquoise blue.

Julie had some time to tat at the beach, resulting in a completed Stumpy bookmark by Kersti Anear.

Jessica has done up some more HDT and the latest in sizes 10 and 20 is labelled Dusty Rose.

Fox did this motif in size 12 DMC Perle which was soft and fuzzy and not fun to un-tat.

Kristen's tatting skills are improving and she's no longer intimidated by a Jan Stawasz pattern as proven by this motif she completed from Tatting Theory and Patterns. This doily that she's working on is from the same publication.

Marie liked the design of the Egyptian pin so much she replicated it in a pendant that she plans to keep. Of course what fun are pendant and earrings without a matching bracelet ,which she was fortunate to have enough thread to complete, as the thread is no longer made.

Mica did a small pattern from one of her Japanese books that had overlapping chains which is easy enough to do in the recommended size 20 thread, but in DMC special dentelles size 80 in ecru, the shuttle was too large so she had to order a celtic shuttle to tat it.

Phyllis  shows us one of the scholarship quilts being raffled off for Tat Days. She has started started the monster Jan Stawasz Doily and is working he way around row 3 although going from the size 10 of her last project to size 30 for this one, is quite a change.

Sue had a request for 2 small dangles done in black and she was glad she had picked up some smaller crosses, because the rainbow crosses wouldn't work. Elaine P. Gan's Firm Foundation Cross was tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Juicy Watermelon. Next is a suncatcher she just finished, using a motif from the Big Book of Tatting called Dancing Snowflake and an outer round of her own design done in size 40 Lizbeth Green Coral Sea. Two more suncatchers she did, the first in her usual pattern but the second is from the Big Book of Tatting, called Ice Crystals Snowflake, tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam.