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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
If you didn't already know --- Fox has a new address for her blog Tat-ology. Link HERE or Visit her at: http://www.tat-ology.blogspot.ca/
I was delighted to have my name selected for Gracie's giveaway ... Needle Lace Flowers by Figen Cakir. And, when envelope arrived, she enclosed a wonderful journal! Isn't the cover pretty? You may want to visit Gracie's blog, Needles, Pins + Dragonflies - Link HERE, to see her beautiful tatting, needlework, and more. Don't forget to peek at her post - Rosie the Bear. Too Cute!!!
I saw this tatted edge on Tatlyn's blog, Tatting Treasures. Then went on an on-line hunt!!! I finally found the back issue of Old-Time Crochet (Autumn 1993)with the pattern. It is Tatted Handkerchief Edging by Mary McCarthy. I don't know if I'd put on anything - but was itching to give the pattern a try.
There are a couple more tatting related things in this issue: Tatting Techniques by Rebecca Hollenbaugh w/A Tatted Tab Collar in rose Motif and Picot Ribbon + Tatted Insertions.
Last load of laundry in the dryer - need to get the ironing started. Enjoy!!!!!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
from The Tatting Book of Patterns, p.29.
HH Lizbeth Size 20, Col 603.
I am a member of Lafayette Lacemakers & IOLI. To keep the non for profit status, members keep track of volunteer time, which is submitted annually. For tatting, it had always been a challenge to 'time' myself. Recently, I found an on-line stop watch - link HERE, or in sidebar ... which has been a great helper for keeping track of time. This edge is about 22" (I put as much fiber on the Lacis Shuttle that it would hold!)
Perhaps I will find another pattern for a 2nd edge to donate. This one is easy to do as I have the pattern memorized.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Had some shuttles with beads loaded & made some doodles. Grace Tan's heart pattern can be found on her blog - Grace Tats. Carol's Butterfly pattern in the side bar or HERE. I used Lizbeth, size 20 colors 139, 145 (pinks), 185 (blues/lavender).
pattern by Mary Konior from A Tatting Book of Patterns. Tatting for the Lafayette Lacemakers. Not sure what event, but will be donated to the chapter for a Lace Demonstration event. Using size 20 Lizbeth Color 603. We were at the public library and after a test sample, I wandered upstairs to the book room. The book with Johannes Vermeer's painting on the cover caught my eye first ... (The Girl with a Red hat, 1665/67).
are three books from a series called World of Art. Impressionism to Abstract Art has 207 illustrations, only 32 in color - but a nice book! An AIC book about their collection -- and what I think a textbook with a beautiful photograph "Portrait of a Young Woman, called Mlle. Charlotte du Val d' Ognes" 1785. Such a lovely image - says it is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. So, I paid the $$$$ and am still awake browsing the art work instead of sleeping!!! All are in good shape - and I didn't overpay per bookfinder.com prices. Fun ness.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I bought some beautiful fiber from Marilee. If you have not tried her HDT, head over to her etsy and see the lovely colorways! A dream to tat with, too. If Simon wasn't loose, I'd get it out of the safe place and take pictures ; ) As Simon is into everything, it is n't a good idea right now!
Boutique Tatting; Jewelry and Gift
Designs + Patterns
Jewelry + Gift Tatting Patterns
Marilee's HDT and Lizbeth fibers. I have some beads, and GFs will pitch in with beads from their stash, too. I want to use some fiber in my stash to test-tat some of the skills needed in the patterns. Tho, am looking forward to creating something unique! I'm hoping to get a few jewelry-things tatted this year and Wish me Luck!!! I hope they will turn out as lovely as items shown in the books!
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
These are the tatting pieces I shared earlier today:
This is my pattern. So bright and colorful! I added some beads. The beads were gifts (to me) from Lace-Lovin' Librarian and GF Beth. I used HH Lizbeth size 20 Col 139, Col 131, + Col 117; and Flora 20, Col 13. Free pattern, Link in side bar - HERE.
Carol's Butterfly Pattern - Lizbeth size 20, Col. 139
The lovely hearts are based on Grace Tan's pattern - Small Trefoil Heart. I added beads. I used HH Lizbeth Size 20, Col. 139. Grace blogs at Grace Tats. Link to free pattern - HERE.
The three yellow/creme butterfly are A Summer's Memory - Four Butterfly Patterns from Mary Maynard, Link HERE. I was not able to get butterfly #3 tatted - all was a mess!!! These were patterns from the On-Line weekly tatting class. Link here. Check out the class homework blog - link HERE. May try these patterns again some day. I used Flora 20, Color 13. Beads from GF Beth and Diane who blogs as Lace-Lovin' Librarian.
I read about the Wednesday Challenge posted on the Shuttlebirds blog. I like their challenges + do attempt from time-to-time. The post is HERE. Or FaceBook page link. I pulled out the shuttles and tatted up some pieces to give away. I met GB Beth and she had FIRST choice. We went into her church and gave away all but 3 pieces to the Secretary, Manager, and the group of women who were sewing. Enjoyed hearing about their tatting [needle tatting] and hearing about relatives who tatted. We had lunch and I gave the last three away to the Cashier, helper, and cook! All Gone ; )