Sunday, October 23, 2016

Edging, Pumpkins, Snowflakes, Doilies, Leaves, Jewellery, Cross, Motif and Earrings

Jane notes that Edging 96 is essentially the same as the pattern she used for her first big tatting project, in the early 1980s, an edging for a cloth for her tea trolley. Edging 97 is a lot more original and she the half open rings needed a bit of practise, but it turns out they're an easy alternative to split rings or SSSRs to get from A to B. She wondered why the butterflies on Edging 98 weren't joined to each other, but speculates that it would work for a circular or curved edging. Edging 99 is essentially the same as 98, with an extra row added to join them together and it's her least favourite of the butterfly edgings.

Nikki has been looking for a pumpkin pattern for a project and found the one on the left on You tube and the one on the right is Mark Myers apple pattern done in orange, although the stem doesn't look very pumpkin-y.

Sarah finds the centre of Miranda Rensberger's Starflower captivating.

Melanie used orange rope to tat the Tatted Celtic Knot Pumpkin by Rozella Linden to make a decoration for her front door. Now that it's done she's thinking she might want something larger.

Diane started another Spinning Wheel glass mat using size 80 Lizbeth in #664, Ocean Teal Med. She's making some progress on the Spinning Wheel, but spending some time de-stashing by weaving with mini balls of left over yarn. Still more progress on the Spinning Wheel and it'll soon be done. Here it is finally finished.

Eliz is following Muskaan's TWoT project and personally challenged herself to tat a mirror image laurel leaf using Muskaan's pattern in size 20 Cebelia, sage green.

Fox is finally, on to Row 12 and a colour change. The doily measures 15", there is still a bit of ruffling, but it's mainly disappeared and best of all she still likes it a lot.

Lilas has been working on lots of tatting for the upcoming show and she has been inspired to create lots of tatted flowers.

Marie tatted another favourite cross from a pattern by Roger from the Needle Tatting Forum. The lucet handle she made needed a little embellishment. Since people have asked, she has done a step by step tutorial showing how she embellishes old jewellery.

Muskaan shows each step in completing tattingweed’s Crinoline Doily, working through all it's twists and turns.

Sue has been tatting, but hasn't taken pictures, except for these dreamcatcher earrings tatted in size 40 Tatskool Rainbow Bright HDT.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Snowflake, Motifs, Doilies, Flowers, Butterflies, Angel, Bracelet, Pendants and Leaves

Sarah tatted this lovely flake which was originally shared by Emma Crew, and in the original pattern, each petal contained a butterfly tatted separately in size 80 thread, but Sarah opted for an all white snowflake.

Elsa started this project on July 10 of this year: making a shawl from the traditional pattern of the wheel with 19 colours of DMC pearl cotton size 12 and here it is with 76 wheels completed.

Melanie is thrilled that this Hen N Chicks square by Rachael Mohler is her 25th motif completed in a year. Congratulations! Want to start again?

Diane finished the Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in size 80 Lizbeth #712, Kelly Green Med and it's a perfect size for her curio cabinet. Check out her collection of shuttles, if there's a shortage of shuttles in the world, blame Diane, she's got them all! LOL

Eliz has finished a whole bunch of little projects, like these Wiggly Flowers by Muskaan done in Pink variegated, size 10 Manuela, the other variegated being size 20  Lizbeth. She did Butterfly Liberated also by Muskaan in size 20 Lizbeth variegated. She's also working on a large project, Serwetka Wiosna 2016 by Renata Renulek Niemczyk, which is being done in size 80 DMC & Lizbeth and she's already on row 10. Candle adaptation using Rachael Mohler's Hen n Chicks Square is done in Green size 20 Cebelia, Red size 20 Manuela, variegated gold/white size 20 Manuela with strand of gold Kreinik Blending Filament. She experimented by starting these squares at different places and shares her results. She test tatted Cornelia Pheiffer's Angel in White size 30 Cebelia.

Lilas rediscovered the pulled loop join when she worked on this pattern by Nina Libin.

Marie has added tatting to another single clip earring to create this pendant.

Muskaan shares her Bond of Love bracelet with details of it's creation. Also shared are patterns for Wiggly Flowers, Butterfly Liberated, and Laurel Leaf. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Edgings, Leaves, Motifs, Bracelet, Pendants, Earrings, Doilies, Cross and Butterflies

Jane isn't fond of edgings that combine tatting and crochet like 91 and 92 and she's not sure she did the last row on the top one correctly, but it can create different effects. She liked the look of edging 93, and liked it even better when she realized that it is tatted in one pass. Edgings 94 and 95 use 'Victorian sets' of 4 first half stitches followed by 4 second half stitches, but she prefers the effect just on the chains.

Marthanne found this Maple Leaf Motif by Tammy Rodgers aka GreenFuzzer from 2001 and tatted it in Lizbeth's Autumn Spice # 136, size 20. A perfect pairing of thread and pattern and just the right size for tatting during a football game.

Elsa tatted her fourth design combining tatting and needle lace and the long picots in the centre provided a good support for needle lace overlay. This celtic bracelet was designed to match the other celtic pieces she made. The set ready for wearing has a pendant, earrings and bracelet.

Melanie likes the tight centre of this motif from a Workbasket magazine which uses trefoils of smaller rings all joined to each other and she thinks it would make a nice tablecloth.

Diane is loving working with the size 80 thread, Raspberry Pink Med for this Spinning Wheel. Since she was subbing, she didn't have much tatting time, but every little bit helps. The Raspberry Spinning wheel is done, and now she's on to one in Lizbeth #712, Kelly Green Med, also size 80. She's making slow progress on this Spinning Wheel as she and her sweetie took time out to celebrate their 36th anniversary.

Eliz explains the differences with tatting right handed or left handed especially while paying attention to front side/back side work. Playing with Muskaan's TWOT she worked pat of a wreath. Then there was the challenge to start with a different ring.

Marie loves finding old clip earrings and this is one revitalized with tatting. She has started several collections and thins one is called Royal with royal blue beads. Another Royal variation. The cross by Lene Bjorn is called Malene.

Muskaan added some beads to a wreath segment bracketed by a couple of laurel leaves it would work well as a necklace or choker. Fun ways to play with tatting. This butterfly glued onto a book ribbon makes it longer and keeps it from fraying. Rachael Mohler’s Hen n Chick Square Motif done in a nice fat thread makes a good coaster. Her first Hens and Chicks edging. A small butterfly project on Craftree is still being perfected. Tattingweed’s Crinoline Doily is giving her much more thought for the TWOT series.