Saturday, September 26, 2009

Motif #23

This is the Canadian Sugar Maple Leaf Deisned by Gale Marshall in 2002. I used HDT from Yarnplayer in size 20 called Knitty Gritty. (love the thread) The only problem I had was the pattern only had directions for the first 'Trefoils' as there called, but there are five, so I had to go back and repeat number one. This is a good size piece finished so I'm hoping it will show up a little better in my window. I was told that white would actually show up better. I'm going to make one in white just to see, but later. (Only two more to go!!!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Motif #22 (a & b)

Celtic Style Christmas Wreath
I made two of the same but using different colors. Made with Lizbeth size 20. The pattern is by Birgit Phelps 2001.

Motif #21

This pattern came from a Anna magazine,
September 2009. I made this to set under neath a tea pot, but the pot is to big, so under the cup it will go instead, maybe...

Again I used Lizbeth thread size 20 #632.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Motif #20

'Quantiesque' Snowflake
This pattern is by Jon Yusoff 2008
Done in Lizbeth size 40 thread. The variegated is called Carousel and the other is Ecru which I used by mistake. I actually wanted to do it in the natural, but....goofed. I think it looks good in this color anyway.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Motif #19

I have finally finished my Celtic doily. The name on this pattern is Lenore English 09/05. The thread I used was Omega size 30, color 1336/Natural along with HDT from Marilee at Yarnplayer. I had purchased Spring Grass which is a variegated thread in size 30 and then asked Marilee if she could please dye for me one of the solid colors from the variegated thread. Together we picked the Pistachio color. I was so happy when it came and now that I have it done, I am very pleased with it. It did turn out smaller than I thought it would, but that's OK to. I took a picture of both sides of it because it looks so different being a Celtic design. I'm still wondering which side is the right side. I have my eye on a couple more Celtic designs, but now....which one!
(I was in such a hurry to post this, that I have not even cleaned or pressed this yet, so forgive me for that!)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Motif #18


I had decided to finish something that I started in between R. Peels pieces. Now at least I have one sideline project finished. (more to do yet!)

I made this using Manuela size 20 thread and I got the pattern from "LEARN TO TAT" by Janette Baker. I had ordered this book on a whim and was surprised to see some really helpful information in it. It came with a DVD which I now have found time to watch and found it to be a very good. I think I will now give it to my lace group for our library. I started tatting in 1988 and even though I still have more to learn, this book is a very good beginner book and I would like to share it.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Motif #17


The thread used for these motifs is Olympus Size 40 #M15.  Now this one had to have a larger picot to start with in the first ring and I didn't have a problem until I wanted to flatten it out. I don't know if maybe the picot should have been larger or if I was to make the other ring joined bigger!

Motif #16


This one is pretty small, but I have just started learning how to make a larger picot and then attach the other rings to it, weird isn't it because I have been tatting for quite a while now, but I am finally learning some of the new tricks.