Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ornaments, Snowman, Snowflakes, Ice Drops, Earrings, Dragonflies, Doilies and Star

Vera went with a white ball and red tatting on this ornament just for a change. She first tried out the tatting and then formed it around the ornament. Red lace of white to go with the white lace on red ornaments she has already done.

Melanie created a snowman for an ornament exchange worked in size 10 crochet thread with size 6 and 10 beads and in a few weeks time if anyone is interested she might be persuaded to put the pattern in writing.

Cindy received these snowflakes in an exchange at the Twin Cities Tatters December gathering.

Diane has managed to tat a simple  Ice Drop while subbing. This Bloomin' Ice Drop was finally finished off.

Marie tatsmithed around coral to make these earrings. Another pair done in purple. This Ice Blue snowflake was designed in 2010 and Marie has now provided the pattern for it.

Martha has another quilt square for next year's Palmetto fundraiser and the orange dragonfly in the centre stripe is from Karey Solomon's "Flutter Home" with a little shorted tail and picots instead of beads. The purple dragonfly is from Patricia Rizzo's "The Gentle Art of Tatting Things We Love." The blue one is Sharren Morgan's Flag-Tailed Dragonfly" from the Palmetto 2010 pattern CD. While the blue and purple one is sort of a mash-up of those two patterns.

Muskaan shows the next round on her doily. Her next foray is into multi-colour Cluny tatting.

Sue is still addicted to Ice Drops, like this Birthday Ice Drop with size 20 Lizbeth Snow White and red and gold beads. Another one was completed in red and green. She also did a pair of her original Ice Drop earrings.

Wanda was travelling to visit family and found this Tatted star on display at the hostess station in the restaurant they were eating in which was tatted by the manager's mother.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Ice Drops, Motifs, Doilies and Snowflakes

Batty Tatter managed to have all but one of these finished before her retina surgery and was able to finish the last purple one after the operation.

Diane pulled out all of the Ice Drops she couldn't bear to part with and set the others aside for Christmas in the Village and then she tatted a couple more. Another Minty Fudge Ice Drop done.

Fox has 2 more motifs done for the centre and she's still enjoying it. The centre's finished and thanks to Frivole, she has an inset showing how the completed piece will look.

Marie tatted Robin's Small Crystal Snowflake. Then there's Rose Snowflake. The last of Robin's snowflake patterns she tatted is, "Layered Rings Snowflake."

Muskaan decided on a vibrant green colour for the next round of her doily but she just couldn't get enthusiastic about it. After a couple of points she tried with a pastel blue of equal colour intensity and the central section and now the love is back.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Ornaments, Bookmarks, Pendants, Star, Heart and Earrings

Vera has been tatting ornaments working on Renulek's bell pattern which she likes. She did another based on Robin Perfetti's pattern. In all she did 4 ornaments.

Cindy did some ornament testing and tatted the one on the left in size 20 thread, but she didn't like how it fit on the 80 mm ball which is just a bit larger than 3 inches. She tatted it again in size 30 thread but decided she liked the first one better anyway. Now that that's settled she's off to tat more ornaments, maybe the same thing in size 30 on a 70 mm ball.

Fox has taken a break from interminable motifs to tat a button bookmark.

Marie participated in the Bonner's Ferry Fair Grounds craft show and had some lovely beaded tatting on these ornaments. Tatting around a crystal bead made this gorgeous pendant, one of the items she displayed at the Naples Holiday Festival Craft Show. This is Robins, "Large Beady Snowflake" which turned into a star when she ran out of thread.

Martha tatted Jane Eborall's heart pattern, entitled "My Heart is in Canada" which was taught at Fringe Element's conference in September.

Sue tatted these earrings in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice with size 2 iridescent bugle beads, tiny blue beads, and a clear small Ice Drop gem for a friend who fell in love with the Ice Drop done in a larger size. Here you can see them next to the larger Ice Drop ornament both done in the Birthday Ice Drop pattern.