Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TIAS 2017 and Heart Paperclip

Well Jane's TIAS is complete for the year.  If you have not joined in, there is plenty of time (no time limit).  You can find the info here.

My lady is going down a ramp (actually joined her head backwards), but she had to be different.  Thread is size 20, hand dyed by me.

I have completed February's paperclip project.  It is a heart.  The patter can be found on Georgia's Online Tatting 2017 index as well as here.  I made sure I the page is on shareable as well as tested the page.  Hopefully no problems.  Onwards to next month.  Thread was Lizbeth size 20.

I was able to play with my dyes this past weekend.  I am slowly going through The Fabric Dyer's Dictionary book.  My goal is to make samples of every single color in the book.  I have also got ideas of other mixes of colors to make as well as start playing with CMYK color mixes.  Now if I can find blocks of time to play.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fish Paperclip

I have volunteered to a project for Georgia Seitz for the Online Tatting Class.  I will be making a piece of tatting for a paperclip each month.  The first one is located on the top right hand side of the index page.  I have ideas for a few months and Georgia has forwarded a list of ideas as well.  If anyone is interested in assisting with this project for future month(s), let me know.  We will coordinate!  Credit will be given.  Happy Tatting.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Pinkie Pie & Misc

Granddaughter loves My Little Pony especially Pinkie Pie.  Here is a tatted version.  Pattern is from Toys for Tatting by Martha Ess.  I had tatted Granddaughter's name in 2012/2013.  This will be placed in a frame with her name for a wall hanging.  Note:  when I first started the pony, I showed Granddaughter.  Her response was "I don't want a flower", referring to the rear.   The words of a 4-year old.  Thread is Lizbeth Size 20 in Dusty Rose Lt and Azalea Med.

I submitted my application for the Tatters Across Time Proficiency Course, Phase III.  I have been notified I should be receiving my packet this week.  I am going to be concentrating on this course to submit it back in a timely manner.  At least that is the plan right now.  TIAS is in full swing along with a special project I am doing.  Focus, focus, focus.

Applications are being accepted by the Palmetto Tatters Guild for Tat Days 2017 to be held this September. Two patterns are complete.  Just want to retat one and write up the other prior to submittal.  Applications are due mid-February.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

TIAS and Tatted Squares

Just a reminder, Jane Eborall will be starting this years Tat It and See (TIAS) this Wednesday!

Since Metro Atlanta is pretty much iced in this weekend (and maybe until Tuesday), I have plenty of time to tat.  I saw a snowflake on The Mickey Mouse Club program (Granddaughter likes watching the program) and thought that would be a great tatted pattern.  The snowflake has diamond shapes in it.  I had seen an article before and after a Google search found it.  The author referenced a book by Anne Dyer To Boldly Go Where No Shuttle Has Gone Before.  Just so happens I was able to pick up that book at Tat Days last year.  Here is my first attempt. I am actually making a star (5 points instate of 6).  Pattern is about half done.  This will be submitted for Tat Days later this year.  Nice technique for making odd shapes.  EDIT:  Star did not work.  Back to drawing board to modify it to a snowflake (6 points).

Just goes to show, you never know when inspiration will come from when looking for items to tat.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

2017 TIAS

Jane Eborall has posted the intro for next years TIAS aka Tat It And See!  Starting date is January 11.  This will be my 5th year.  Boy how time flies. 

TIAS is a tat along.  Little pieces of a pattern are published every 3-4 days for about a month.  You may join in at any time - there is no time limit.  The fun part is watching other tatters submitting there pieces with guesses along the way.  Sometimes this is the first thing I do in the morning is to check the blog and read the posts!

If you have never tried the TIAS, I would highly recommend.  It is easy and fun.  Instructions for some techniques are explained.  If you have any questions, you may ask at any time.  There are plenty of tatters who will gladly help.  If you have participated in the past, I look forward to seeing you again.

See you all in January.