Sunday, June 21, 2020

A Couple if Finished Projects

Finally finished a couple of projects.  The first is from Karen Brovard’s Illusions of 3-D in Split Ring Tatting.  Really like the dimension in the finished piece.  This piece was a labor of patience and tension control for me.  Thread was hand dyed by me, size 20.

The 2nd is Tat-A-Renda’s Thread That Binds COVID-19 Tat along.  Thread was a variegated size 30 Knit CroSheen.   Last round was up to the tatters to design their own round.  I decided to go simple with a ring and double picot.

Both need a good blocking but just glad I was able to finish during this time of sheltering.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Pearl Snowflake


 Lisa from The Tatting Corner held a couple of virtual tatting classes last month.  This is the finished Pearl Snowflake. I like the two color tone of the Design.  Pattern by Kaye B. Judt.  Thread is Lizbeth, size 20.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Shelter Down

Hope everyone is safe and staying sheltered.  DH and I have been working from home over a week.  For me, it has been very relaxing.  Actually been able to have a somewhat normal life with scheduled meals.

On a brighter note, Tat-a-Renda is sponsoring a tat-along through her Facebook page.  The pink/white doily is this WIP.

The big cube is another WIP.  It is from Karen Bovard Illusions of 3-D Split Ring Tatting.  Almost complete.  Six more pieces.  This has certainly tested my ability to keep tension consistent.  Will probably make another in the future.

Earrings and necklace is from Marilee Rockley’s Tatting with Beads Jewelry.  This has become an easy go to pattern if I need a quick gift.

The last is a few rows of a mat from Tatting a 4-Square Ring by Mary Maynard.  I like it so well that I decided to stop and make another using a variegated blue thread.

Lastly,  Karen Solomon is also hosting a Tat-along.  You may find it here:  gracefulartsfiberstudio.blogspot.com.


Saturday, January 4, 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New Years to everyone.  Hope your year is healthy, full of joy/happiness and whatever crafts you are involved in.

Been working on redoing the 3D cube from Karen Brovard's book Illusions of 3-D in Split Ring Tatting.  It is looking better.  Still a challenge for me (tension) but I have figured out a way to make sure it is the rings are close in size to one another.  Love the 3D effect.  Not to wild about the colors.  Will do another but with shades of blue for the cube.

The earrings are a pattern by Nina Libin called Earrings for Snow Princess.  They were a gift for my daughter made with peridot beads (her birthstone).  Swirl join makes the little stary in the middle.

One goal I have set  for myself is to blog an entry a month.  I have been very laxed.  Another goal is to stay organized.  So far both have been accomplished.  I am in the middle of organizing my tatting area.  Hopefully, will have that done tomorrow.  Need to start getting things ready for this year's Tat Days and finish WIP's.  If I can stay organized and focused, I should complete both of these. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Beads, beads and more beads!

I needed some beads (specifically delica) for some earrings I wanted to make for a possible craft exhibit.  I had ordered from Fusion Beads before and checked their webside again.  Lo and behold, they had a clearance section.  So, I proceeded to select a bunch of colors for several projects.  Shipping was quick.  The Angel earrings were made with some of the beads.  Love this pattern.  It can be found on the 2019 Palmetto Tat Days CD.  Taught by Bonnie Swank. 

The black item is a necklace and earrings for a present.  Needs to be finished with findings.  Pattern from Marlie Rockley's book Tatting with Beads Jewelry.  It is a nice, quick pattern.

The bottom two photos are from Karen Brovard's book Illusions of 3-D in Split Ring Tatting.  It is a challenging pattern.  Thought I was doing ok but I really need to work on tension as illustrated by the arrows.  The green block with the middle arrow was the last section.  It is definately tight.  Soooooo, I decided to restart.  I have made a single ring to use as a marker to compare against rings as they are made.  Seems to be working much better.  Will post a pic with my next post. 

It is on hold right now as I am working on presents (althought I sneak a few rings now and then). 

Also, Lisa from Tatting Corner has put out a request.  The Lacey Ladies of Arizona is hosting the 2020 IOLI Convention in late July 2020.  They need 300+ bookmarks - all types welcome.  Bookmarks are to be 4 - 6 inches long.  She would like to make this a service project and flood the Lacey Ladies with bookmarks.  For more info/address to send bookmarks to, search Tatting Corner on Facebook or send her a message.