Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nametag, Ice Drops, Pendants, Dangle, Doilies, Yoke, Motifs and Earrings


Melanie used Gina's Tatted False Plait and added wood beads just a bit larger than those in the nametag edge.

Diane has been playing with Lizbeth #107, Tropical Fruit making pendants and Ice Drops. She loves how the choice of beads or glass gems can change the look of an Ice Drop. She also loves playing with ribbon colours. Her goal is to have a dozen pendants for Christmas in the Village. She has another treeful ready for it. One more pendant is done and it's time to start on Christmas colours. One Ice Drop pendant in Ocean Turquoise Dk. and she has the dozen finished that she was trying for.






Marie did another mindless tatting of an angel dangle. Finally blocked out is Jan's doily from "Tatted Treasures" which measures 13" in diameter.


Martha showed us the bits of the yoke as she was working on it, but here are some close ups of the yoke in all it's glory. What an amazing work of art. Here it is being worn and looking positively awesome.








Muskaan has collected up more samples of motifs with enclosed spaces. (Don't all medalions have enclosed spaces?) The Rosette center by Carla works well as a stand-alone piece but also great when more are joined together.






Sue tatted this little Ice Drop in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice with glass bead centres using Diane's Minty Fudge pattern slightly altered so that it didn't have huge chains for the earrings, so the chains are 12 ds, and the rings are 1-1-1-1. The first pair os earrings are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice with small glass beads. Next pair are plastic purple beads about the same size as normal Ice Drop "gems", and size 40 Lizbeth Elderberry Jam. The last pair again are small glass beads, and size 40  Lizbeth Autumn Apple Pie.




Monday, October 16, 2017

Motifs, Bracelet, Earrings, Bookmarks, Doilies, Ornaments, Ice Drops, Edging, Pendants and Button Motifs

Vera found this pattern on Pinterest and tatted it in size 10 thread as a test piece.

Pop Maria has been tatting and one of her finished projects is Ritorto 16 bracelet with blue beads. In time for autumn she created this lovely pair of earrings.


Melanie tatted this bookmark, Joy, designed by Melanie Cervi, which is all ready to go out. She has round 6 of Wiosna 2017 designed by Renulek finished and she's wondering what colour to do next and whether or not to include beads.


Cindy tatted Renata's ornament cover using the recommended size 20 thread, but the pattern is loose on the ball and the thread laced through the top and bottom ought to zigzag but it just sits there looking limp.


Diane has been cleaning and reorganizing but she did take some tatting breaks and made this Ice Drop in Lizbeth #657, Ocean Turquoise Dk. She has attempted Curds and Whey from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior many times, but this was the first time she has managed to tat more than two pattern motifs. She decided to stick with Ocean Turquoise Dk, but the frosted glass gem is slightly larger than the ones she usually uses, so she increased her stitch count on the top rings to 7-7-7 and also increased the chain count to 9. She didn't work very long on the Curds and Whey piece, but it is getting longer and she's starting to develop a rhythm with the  pattern. One more Ice Drop in size 20 Lizbeth Ocean Turquoise Dk., a colour that she loves. Curds and Whey is growing and she has about 3 more inches to go. Shopping took up a lot of her time, but she did get one more pendant done.








Fox finds this thread looks quite different with other beads, blue thread for the chains instead of green and a blue button. Take a look at the difference.


Marie tatted some more motifs while camping. She finally finished her doily, and just need to block it.


Muskaan tatted these motifs with flower centres for her series a few years ago. She tatted it again for the design class. Notice that there is a central negative space surrounded by rings. She also notices that different colours of thread in the same brand and different brands of thread of the same size, aren't the same size. "Picots",  the topic for "I Love Tatting" series, posted by Renata show that picots do perk up a medallion.



Sue finished # 14 of 24 in her ornament collection, Christmas Bauble with a floral band 2013 by Jennifer Williams tatted on a glass ornament which  is approx. 3 inches across, and it's size 20 Lizbeth Snow White thread. She tatted the centre band as the pattern says, then the top and bottom sections around the band, but it wasn't enough to stay on the ornament itself so she tatted chains to the bottom section of 3-6-3 joining as she went around to draw it in. She pulled a string through the top picots and pulled tightly and tied it off and added a dab of glue, let it dry and cut the tail threads. To meet her personal goal she'd have to tat 10 more by Christmas, although with other things going on that doesn't seem likely, but she has filled in her tree with tatted Ice Drops.