Sunday, July 23, 2017

Motifs, Gecko, Ice Drops, Alphabet, Doilies, Crosses, Pendants, Yoke, Necklace and Bracelet

Vera started the first "Magic Square" but she hadn't gone too far when she saw a mistake and had to cut it off. The next one started out better, but ran into a problem and had to be cut again. Then she realized she'd done it wrong and cut it again. Now it's looking more like the pattern. With all of the false starts the  inverted version was easy.

Sue tatted Jane Eborall's gecko pattern in Lizbeth size 40 in fudge and honey to resemble sand and rocks.

Diane has been tatting Ice Drops in white with red gems to help trim an Ice Drop tree for the Momence Library where her Tollway Tatter's friend, Denise, attends a fibre arts group. The goal is to tat 125 Ice drops and she tatted them with 1,3 and 5 picots. Then she used 1 bead instead of a picot. Followed by 2 beads instead of the picot. Then it was 3 beads and 4 beads. It will be fun picking out all of these little variations when they're on the tree. Round 5 of Alenalea's mystery doily has been posted and although it's a very simple round, she thinks she should have made the picots slightly larger. Another Ice Drop, with variations. She decided to play with picots on the next Ice Drops. She finished the 12 she had promised to Denise. Here they are, all packaged up and ready to deliver to Denise.

Eliz was challenged to tat some letters to be framed and all of the alphabets she's familiar with are much too small so she set out to create something more suitable. She ended up using Bev Dillon's Tatted Lace Bookmark with Small Butterfly Rings as a basis for her creation.

Fox is bemoaning the lack of innovative tatting creations, and at the same time making a lot of the more mundane laces. She thought of hanging up her tatting shuttles, but button motifs are keeping her engaged. Karey Solomon's design had to be tatted twice since she always seems to make mistakes galore with her patterns on initial run. The second one was better. She had to give Robin Perfetti's design a try after seeing how Frivole enjoyed it.

Margaret is doing the tat along by Alenalea using Lizbeth White and Grape Pizzaz size 20. Currently shown are rounds 1-4 and she is working on round 5.

Marie tatted another cross by Lene in teal. A friend gave her some peach coloured tatting thread so she had to try it out. When she was asked to create a wire-wrapped pendant with blue beads she couldn't resist making one more and adding tatting.

Martha shows the intricate process she went through to fix a mistake on the Spark's yoke. She carefully clipped the joining bit leaving the tatted shreds attached. She shows, step by step, how to handle the repair job for picots that were attached to and for picots that were the joining bits. It's very complex, but she breaks it down with clear pictures showing you what to do.

HisKid was fighting with a headache which cramps creativity and she needed a necklace design, so she went with a simple ring and chain done in size 40 Lizbeth Pink Blossoms. A small pendant bead was added to the centre and a pair of pink flip flop buttons off centre to remind the recipient to always walk with Jesus. She test tatted the Name Bracelet for Elaine P. Gan and since she didn't have any letter beads she used these special beads and size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Edging, Ice Drops, Doilies, Motifs, Pendant, Cross, Flower and Suncatchers

Sue has recently got Heidi's reprint of Dora Young's book and she has been tatting, although with her plans to hit the pub the tatting might come out a little wonky.

Diane tatted a Tudor Ice Drop in red for her daughter. Alenalea posted round 4 of her Mystery Doily Tat-along and Diane promptly sat down and worked on it. This little baby was supposed to be another Tudor Ice drop but she ran out of thread. This Tudor Ice Drop has a gold centre that doesn't show up very well. The Tollway Tatters got together and Diane's project for the day was a Tudor Ice Drop in red and white with a gold centre gem shown both front and back.

Fox shares a, hot off the shuttles, design by Karey Solomon done in size 40 Lizbeth which matches her new shuttle from La Cosette on Etsy.

Marie found a tote full of blank settings and turned this one into a pendant. One of her favorite crosses from Lene Bjorn was great for using up thread on her shuttles.

Muskaan tatted the four shapes derived from the initial design hack in size 40. Now she has tatted all 4 shapes in size 20 to determine picot size before she presents the final pattern. These are the various Quatrefoil Triangle trials. Arranging the triangles into a hexagon – it makes a nice coaster in size 40 and can be tatted in one pass. She retrieved trials #4-6 from the hexagonal scrapyard – sewed them in layers, added a bead and created a 3D flower.

HisKid has her second Ice Drop Suncatcher done, this one in Lizbeth size 40 Niagara Falls, with a blue centre gem, tiny blue beads, and a matching blue bangle bracelet. It's shown here with the first suncatcher. And here are the backs. She also shares pictures of the Tollway Tatters gathering. Ana's project from one of Yarnplayer's books is like a hair scrunchie. Ann's project. Barb's project. Diane working on her red and white Tudor Ice Drop. Sue Anna was wearing colourful earrings which are one of Marilee's designs and she was working on another of Marilee's designs making Steampunk Earrings. Sue (His Kid) brought along her tablecloth and added another 4 motifs to it. Diane brought her Renulek's Spring Doily out to show and get photographed.