Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dyed Thread

Here is a pic (not very good as it was taken with tablet) of my recent dyed thread.  The variegated did not turn out as nice as I wanted as I did not saturate fully with dye - just enough to give color.  The rust looking one is a mix of a couple colors I had left over.  Next week I hope to do about 10 more colors,  I hope I will be caught up with this project and then can turn my attention to others and then start dying some thread to bring to tat days.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tat Days Registration and Thread Colors

First, Tat Days registration has opened.  Lots of nice classes.  Look forward to attending again.

Second, I have found out I have 96 different colors of Size 20 thread.  Not enough different colors to finish my project I have been working on.  So I got out my dyes and proceeded to dye 10 more different colors (10 yards each).  Will post a pic when they have been washed.  I may stop after this and wait until I have a final confirmation of people attending the event.  Finally seeing light at end of tunnel.  I have so many other projects to get going on.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Diamond Snowflake

Here is the finished Diamond Snowflake I wrote about in my last post.  The pattern can be found on my patterns page.  It uses square rings.  There are two versions:  one without beads and one with beads.  After doing both versions, the version without beads seems to create a diamond shape better (my opinion).  Many thanks to Muskaan for testing and submitting suggestions for this pattern. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

My How Time Goes By

I have been very busy with things and time has gotten away from me.  Time to recap the last two months.

First my Lucky Penny project is half way done.  77 of about 150 complete.  It is amazing how much size 20 thread I have accumulated.  I still have not used double colors yet!

Next, Palmetto Tatters Guild have uploaded class teaser pictures for Tat Days 2017.  Lovely projects as always.

The tatted cats are earrings and the tan, red, and blue are necklace/earrings - all not finished.  Had plans to submit these to the Palmetto Tatters Guild for their craft shows in April.  I misplaced the necklace/earring sets.  By the time I found them, it was to late to submit.  They will be finished and brought to Tat Days for their auction.

The snowflakes are my design.  The pattern was not accepted this year for Tat Days.  Muskaan has been kind enough to test and help with quite a few edits/suggestions on this pattern.  It is based on a snowflake I had seen on the Mickey Mouse Club (watching with Granddaughter).  It is made with square rings as the show was focusing on diamond shapes at that time.  Have one more review and then I will forwarding to Georgia Seitz for the online tatting class.  Will post to blog within the next month or so.  I originally used three shuttles; however, I decided to use only two and then a third thread for the diamonds only.  After making the final green one, I decided I had to make one with beads just to see what it looks like.

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.