Sunday, December 28, 2008

Second Round of Bookmarks

Connie started a bookmark in some vintage size 80 missing it's label received from a wonderful fellow tatter (Karen), but her yellow kept breaking. The pattern is Beginner's Choice from Tatted Bookmarks edited by Barbara Foster.

Bonnie tatted Kersti's "Tabatha" bookmark in DMC size 80 red thread. The pattern seems to be missing from the web site now, but another tatter was able to send Bonnie the pattern. She did fine on the first half but part way through the second half she had been making mistakes since she started that second side. She had to cut it off and start all over again without any disasters.

Lynn tatted a little kitty that she learned on Georgia Seitz' site last year. It has little green beads for the eyes and she added a long chain and what she calls a toy mouse for the kitty to play with.

Cathy used size 30 as that was the only dark green she had on hand. It is JaneEborall's pattern from her Christmas tree 3-D earrings. It tatted up too small for the bookmark, so she double the count on all the ds. The thread isDMC Cebelia and it doesn't break on her. Non breaking thread is always a plus!
(Correction- Cathy's bookmark is actually one of Linda Davis' patterns.)

Abby used DMC Cordonnet, size 40. The center snowflake is by Betsy Evens. The other motifs are centers that she pulled from several different books - mostly the how to tat variety, and she also repeated the center of Betsy's flake. There are crystals and silk ribbon making a kind of "tassel" hanging off the top. What a beautifully imaginative bookmark.


TattingChic said...

These look awesome! I love the lacy/snowflakey white one in the bottom picture especially! That is very original. I sure wish I had more time for something like this as I would've loved to join in. It just wasn't meant to be this year! Who knows, maybe next time. Just depends on my schedule! :)

am I still me? said...

I wrote wrong that the pattern is from Jane. It is actually from Linda S. Davies. Guess my eyes are getting too crossed.