Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Showing the threads

These little squares are a variation on the round motif from last time, and a good way to show off the pretty colours. The pink motif is from the Vida Sunderland Snowflakes book. I make that 18 all together... I wonder what to do next?

Sunday, November 26, 2006

This isn't part of the challenge, because I made a mistake...(or design modification) in the pattern from the Blomquist and Persson book, but I have posted it because this blue is
lapis lazuli from the King Tut range. Isn't it a beautiful colour?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Next three motifs

On Thursday I received some new threads from
ds9 designs
They are beautiful, one is Valdani "precious pansies" the others are from the King Tut quilting thread range. The little yellow motif above is in shekels, and you will be seeing the other colours next time.
The two small motifs are from Blomquist and Person, and the green and pink one is from Rozella Linden's Easy Tatting. I really enjoyed making that.
I also bought some filament loops to try and make hiding the ends easier, but either I tat too tightly or I am not doing it right because I couldn't get the end to pull through.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I finished the edging and it has a mistake in now I have to decide if I am going to try to insert the missing ring, or not. The new Ring of Tatter's newsletter turned up this morning, and I really fancy having a go at the square doily thing in there, but I need to be a bit more meticulous about finishing off my work. The winning hanky edging is on the cover, and now I wish I had sent mine off, only I never did the corner motif...This year's competition is a star in a bangle, which isn't my kind of thing. Ah well, maybe by the year after I'll be technically a bit more proficient.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

These two motifs aren't very exciting, one was from 25 Years Of Tatting and I couldn't get the outer ring to work as in the pattern. It is true that trying to decode all the different ways of noting patterns is part of the fun, for me at any rate! None-the-less, sometimes I just admit defeat and tat my own version just to finish it. The other is a snowflake from Vida Sunderland's book.

Then I picked up this edging again, because I thought it would look pretty on my daughter Polly's dark pink debardeur. She wears a lot of black, and so it would tie in. The pattern is from A Tatter's Workbook. I am not counting it as a motif, but just sharing it anyway.