Sunday, August 14, 2016

Doily and Tatted Name

The doily is a gift for a tatting collector.  It will be given next month at Tat Days.  It is called Cobweb from the book Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss.  Color is Lizbeth 138 Leafy Greens, size 20.

The name is the newest addition to our family.  I will be framing Phillip's name along with the train I test tatted for Martha (see previous posts).  This will be a nice addition to his room.  Alphabet is from Tatting ABC's & 123's by Houstine Cooper & Handy Hands.  Colors are Lizbeth size 20 in Royal Blue and Ocean Turquioise Lt.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spinning Mat

This mat was done using DMC Traditions thread.  Not a big fan of the thread feel, however,  do like the color.  It will be heading to the Palmetto Tatters Guild for their scholarship fundraiser. Motif 14 of the 25 motif challenge.

Pattern if from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tatting and Testing

I was given the opportunity to test tat a couple of patterns for Martha Ess's new book coming later this year.  The block train with windows and the bear will be in this book.  Really enjoyed working on these two patterns.  I am looking forward to the complete book.  I see tatted items on our grandkids clothing!  The train engine, box car and caboose are HDT by me and the coal car is Lizbeth Seafoam.  Bear is Lizbeth Angel Love I believe.

The owl is from last years Tat Days. I have about four more to make.  They will be given to the Palmetto Tatters Guild to hand out at the South Carolina Fair in October.

The butterfly is just left over thread I had on my shuttle.

Here is my edging I decided to make for a couple of pillow cases.  Edging is from Tatting Doilies & Edgings edited by Rita Weiss.  This is one of my first tatting books I purchased way back when I started tatting.  It is Dainty Edging No. 6.  Thread is Lizbeth Summer Fun.

With these tattings, I have completed numbers 9 thru 13 of my motif challenge.

To round out my entry, I have received my Phase II Artisan certification from Tatters Across Time.  I was surprised at how well I did.  I will submit my application for Phase III Master early fall.  I want to play catchup with projects and design for next years Tat Days before concentrating on the final phase.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tat Days, Doily and Thread

Tat Days registration for 2016 is now open.  Hubby and I are all signed up and I am eagerly awaiting to attend.  Fun for all!

Diane Doily is now complete.  Needs ends worked in and pressed.  Pleased with this one.  It will be my fair entry this year.  it is number 8 of my current motif challenge.  Pattern can be found in Craftree (search for Diane Doily).

The thread are finds at my nearby Goodwill the last couple times I have been there.  The upper right I just could not pass by.  Most will be donated to the Palmetto Tatters Guild.  It would be great thread to use to teach newbies.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Earrings, Baubles and Edging

Numbers 5, 6 and 7 of my motif challenge.  The Earrings are from Tat Days 2015 by Nina Libin.  Had made them for a formal event a couple of weeks ago.  Alas, ended up wearing something different.

Jane Eborall inspired me to practice baubles which I learned at Tat Days 2014 (a class by Randy Houtz).  Granted these are just standard run of the mill baubles, nothing fancy.  But it was good to get out the shuttles and practice.  First to round, second almost to my liking.

I was looking for an edging for a project so I got out Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns.  The piece is called Chain Reaction.  Isn't quite what I was looking for.  Back to the drawing board.

I have been doing quite a bit of tat testing.  Nothing I can show right now.  I do like to be able to help others when I am able.