Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Edgings, Motifs, Doilies, Crosses and Snowflakes

Jane continues working the edgings from Teiko Fujito's book with these classic ring and chain designs.

Elsa has continued to combine needle lace and tatting and remembering a square motif she did earlier, she thought it would be a good candidate for this application. It looks like a winner to me.


Melanie thought of tatting a cover for a china bell, but this simple beaded edging is a perfect compliment.

Diane started her next Spinning Wheel in size 80 Lizbeth #607, Charcoal Med. She would have made more progress, but a computer problem took up her time, until it mysteriously fixed itself. She really likes this shade of gray, or should she say charcoal? After the soft gray she switched to size 80 Lizbeth #711, Bright Blue Dk, which she is appropriately tatting with a bright blue shuttle.




Marie tatted the "Heritage Cross," by Dee Powell. This cross can be found in  Tatted Bookmarks, by Handy Hands.  Another favourite cross is from Wendy Durell, called "Split Ring Cross" is quick and easy.



Muskaan worked on Eighteenth Day of December Snowflake by Lene Björn, but something wasn't quite what it should have been, which is why she has the original and a variation done in reverse colours.

Sue asked the recipient of this cross, what her favourite colour is, and the reply was; black and green. So Mary Konior's Small Cross, from her Tatting with Visual Patterns book, is tatted in Lizbeth size 40 Black and Yarnplayer's HDT Celery.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hat, Bird, Motifs, Techniques, Doilies, Bracelet, Pendants, Crosses and Bookmarks

Batty Tatter has been working on hats again for the Christmas Farmers market. Jane Eborall's cute little robin has become a blue bird that she plans to put on a card.


Elsa did some more work on combining needlelace with tatting. Lace Renaissance of Thérèse de Dillmont gave her an idea for a woven centre, and combined with cluny tatting it gave a wonderful new centre to a basic medallion.


Diane took several classes at the Palmetto Tat Days and determined to take pictures just to prove it and chat with the various tables, which explains why she made joins in the wrong places and didn't get as far as some of the other students. Which just goes to prove you can tat, and you can talk, but tatting and talking together is challenging. The Interlaced Necklace kit was used to tech Nina Libin's class, and Nina as anyone knows who has seen her work, likes a little lace with her beads and makes the most astonishingly wonderful designs. Sandra worked in gold and black while Diane did hers in silver and blue. Diane finished this Spinning Wheel while at Palmetto Tat Days in size 80 Lizbeth #679, Lime Green. She immediately started another one in size 20 Lizbeth #710, Bright Blue Light, which seems huge after size 80.






Fox is making progress on row 10 of her doily, but with a doily this large every row seems to take forever.

Lilas tweaked part of an insertion pattern from the Priscilla Tatting book to create a bracelet in Gutterman silk thread and she has graciously shared the pattern on her blog.

Marie added tatting to this Opal cat to make a lovely pendant. She has tatted this bookmark using a pattern taken from the internet years ago but she doesn't know who designed it. This design is called "Shoestring Cross," by Teri Dusenbury.




Martha's beloved husband passed away on September 5th, our thoughts and prayers will be with her.

Muskaan has lots of WIPs, one of which needs this tiny tatted grape bunch below, but pics revealed bare thread so it needs re-tatting. Latest bookmark started is an extension of a dear friend's motif and this is how far she has reached.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Doilies, Edging, Pendants, Collar, Coasters, Tatting Conventions and Bookmark

Mistene has been quiet ... and quietly tatting, so here are rounds 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Renulek's Spring 2016 Doily, although she forgot to take a picture of round 12.




Jane muttered "under, over; over, under" as she tatted 81 and 82 from Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito which are both pearl tatting. Motif 83 would make a pretty insertion which is simple, but a good exercise in keeping picots and bare thread length consistent.


Nikki, with much trepidation, cut out the offending bit of tatting and fixed the mistake which wasn't as bad as she thought it would be, but then she made the join in the wrong place again and as she was approaching the end of the row, she ran out of core thread, so now she's wondering if she should leave it, or fix it, or cut it off.

Grace made this pendant for her sister's birthday adapted from a sample in the American Civil War Museum, with glass beads in honey and Lizbeth size 40 thread in Orange Crush and Sunkist Coral. She's still working on her version of this collar that she saw last summer. She made set of 4 coasters using Blossom Medallions by Gloria Nelson in DMC size 8 perle cotton.



Diane posted lots of pictures of friends she met at Palmetto Tat Days. Take a look and I'll bet you can match some faces up to names you know.

Marie had to make sure she wrote down her pattern correctly so she did this reversible pendant again.


Phyllis wanted to teach the Hands of Many Gestures class, but it was cancelled and the pattern should be on the CD. The projects she completed are the Love 2 TAT by Carol Lowe in Jelly Bean Lizbeth, size 20; the barrette is Sherry Pence's 3-D Barrett Flower done in Lizbeth that she can't remember the nameof; and earrings from her Encased Gem Earring class in Lizbeth Navy. She also came away with booiks she won at auction and books she splurged on.

Sue's Spring doily is coming along at a snail's pace, but still moving. This seeming spiral of nothingness, became a delightful bookmark, tatted in size 40 HDT Rainbow Bright.



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doodles, Edgings, Motifs, Doilies, Bookmarks, Pendants, Snowflakes, Angels and Picture

Jane has finished the last of the motifs from the Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito that are inspired by nature, which would be useful for decorating cards or food covers etc.. The next section of the book is edgings and this first one, number 78, isn't very interesting, although it could work to decorate the scalloped edge of a tablecloth or skirt. She likes 79 and 80 a lot more than 78.



Elsa was intrigued by tatting combined with needle lace and designed a tatted wheel with a needle lace centre.

Melanie did really well at the fair winning  2nd place for the Double weave sample
which can be seen here front and back.


Diane wasn't going to lose tatting time while riding in the car on the way to Palmetto Tat Days, however, having to open a closed ring in size 80 thread while travelling in the car did slow her progress by over an hour!!!

Eliz loves the pairing of these two variegated colours and it's unfortunate that it was tatted incorrectly and she's running out of thread. The second picture is tatted correctly with different thread.


Fox is on to the tenth row and she's really liking this doily, so she may keep it and give the red and blue one to her friend who loves the colours.

Laurette tatted Jon Yusoff's Overlapping Chains bookmark in colours to match the covers of her books.

Marie is still working with her pansy disks and this pendant is called Dogwood. The Iona Cross by Jane was fun to tat. This unnamed cross is from Tatted Treasures, by Jan Stawasz.



Muskaan mismatched thread sizes and ended up with 4 snowflakes instead of 2. Read all about her trials and steps to fix the resultant problems.

Wanda is concerned that tatting may be dropped from the fair entries so she enters one in the tatting category (her doily with the Harper edging), then looks for other areas where she can enter tatting just so that people know tatting is not a lost art. The 3D angel was entered in the Christmas decoration category. In the non-Christmas category she entered a tatted Halloween picture. Clever!