Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Two lovely angels tatted by Maria. The photo on the left went to Joyce. It is a Martha Ess pattern called Joyce's Angel (made by Martha in a roundrobin a few years ago). The one on the right went to Meme. Isn't it beautiful? This is a Marcia Hohn pattern and tatted with Anchor Artiste- Mercer Crochet, nº20 thread. This completes the set of angels from Maria.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The photos above are made by Meme using Coats #40 thread. The first (against red background) is Marjorie's Angel (Martha Ess), made for Dyan. The next (blue background) is Daisy Angel (Becky Dempsey) made for Aileen and the last (white and pink) is Rita's Angel (Riet Surtel-Smeulders) made for Maria.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I'm sure that another tatter can help by supplying and sharing that information with us.
This angel is for Dyan.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This one was done by Bob and sent to Abby. It's designed by Darlene Pilochek from the Big book of tatting. The tread is a hand dyed thread by Zarina in Malaysia.
Next we have Miranda's snowflake which was sent to me. It is her own original design done in Lizbeth size 20, colors 25 (Plum) and 661 (Country Turquoise Medium). She was nice enough to include the pattern too!!
This next wonderful snowflake was done by JB for Miranda. The thread is size 20, Lizbeth color 122 for the chains and flora color 217 for the rings. JB adapted this pattern from the "Japanese Tatting Book".
This next snowflake was made by Abby for JB. It is "Spring Flower" by Jon Yusoff from her snowflake book. The thread is DMC embroidery floss, 3 strands. I just love Jon's patterns!And lastly, we have my snowflake that I sent to Bob. It is Jon's Quantiesque snowflake - did I mention that I love Jon's patterns??? It is make with size 20 HDT from Yarnplayer - Pansy is the color.
Round two has been mailed and I'm just waiting for everybody to let me know that they have been received and I'll post them next (I've already gotten mine and it's WONDERFUL!!). Round three is going out this weekend - yeah!! This swap has been so much fun.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Debi sent this one to Justina.
Barb sent this one to Gerry.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Although not all the photos are in, everyone in the 2009 angel group has mailed their first angel. We look forward to seeing all the angels.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The First Photo is From Beverly Davis to Barb Pampel
Beverly works work is a combo of Marie Koniers leaves and Rosemarie Peel edging.
The charm is a gift from Aileen in S'pore to Bev. The thread she use was yarnplayers HDT, Med. Lav. Orchid size 30.
The Green Bookmark is from Beverly Davis to Gerry Dee, Its Karen Solomon Clover Bookmark and adaption bottom of Rosiemaries Peel design. Altin Basak size 30 thread.
Both beautiful work.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Maria who participated in the snowflake round robin and thoroughly enjoyed it, would like to try hearts or angels.
JB would like to see another round of snowflakes
Bob would like to join in whatever is going.
Miranda likes butterflies but suggested that each tatter do something representative of the area where they live, like a state flower, a snowflake if you live someplace cold, a fish if you live near water, or that kind of thing. nw.mtns suggested a beginners group
Abby suggested - How about COASTERS !!! We could use a larger thread, 20 or 10 thread so they're sturdy, attach a 3" or 4" or maybe 5" motif to a piece of felt (or whatever) send it along and when we're done we each have a set of coasters! Maybe even in summer colors. Just imagine snowflakes in hot orange or yellow or turquoise, or bright green stars.
Wally, who always likes to push the envelope, suggested an interesting theme could be "Original Motifs", but that would be only for the brave hearted as it would mean designing as well as tatting... Another theme could be using a specific technique; like split rings patterns or beading tatting, clunies, etc. This could motivate people to learn and practice new techniques.
As usual there isn't a real consensus on what everyone would like to make and that makes it hard to set up groups so here's how these rounds are going to be set up. This time there will be a Beginners group because I've had a couple of emails from people asking for one. If you are new to tatting and you'd like to give a round robin a try without a lot of pressure, this is the group for you. It will be an Anything Goes round robin which means that you can tat anything you want in any size thread you want. I'm making the assumption that if you consider yourself a beginner, that you don't have a collection of books or a stash of thread so you don't have to feel that you can't join because you don't have any heart patterns or you can't do split rings or you don't have access to specialized thread.
A couple of people asked for Angels in the last round and there wasn't enough interest to get one going so we're going to try again. This time if there are 3 or more people who want angels the group will go ahead without waiting for it to fill up.
Snowflakes/Coasters I kind of like Abby's idea of colourful tatting for the summer and tatted snowflakes in bright colours would certainly double as a coaster and perk up any table, however I think it might be better to leave the attaching it to felt idea for the recipient who might want to do some colour co-ordinating with their surroundings.
Extreme Tatters a challenging group for people who want to push themselves to create new designs or work in advanced techniques. So if you want to go out on a limb and create new stuff or work only in designs with advanced techniques, this group is for you.
Sign up requirements -
1. Read the posting on Round Robin Etiquette because it will explain a lot of things.
2. Email me with the following information, please don't post personal information like your address in comments for the sake of your own privacy. My email address is sharon#gagechek.com or tatdlace#gagechek.com - replace the # with @ as usual.
3. Your choice of group.
4. Your mailing address because people have to send things to you.
5. Your email address because your partners will need to be able to contact you.
6. Are you prepared to be a group leader, yes or no. A group leader will follow up with everyone to make sure they got their partner info, collect the pictures to be posted here (because we all want to see what you are doing), follow up with participants to make sure everyone gets their tatting and co-ordinate with me if something goes off track.
We have seen that the round robins work better when someone in the group keeps things moving along because I don't have the time to follow up with everyone, in every group, every couple of weeks, for the next 2 or 3 months. Besides, having someone from a different email address following up helps to avoid cyber glitches.
Edited to add:
The groups for round robin 3 are currently under way and should finish up in May, if interest continues, new round robins will be added. If you would like to be in a round robin, but haven't seen the kind of project you'd like to do, make a suggestion.
Introducing Celine by Adelheid Dangela tatted in size 50 Omega thread. Melissa tatted up this lovely lady for Meme in Chile. Hmmm looks like she used my favourite colour thread!
Becky sent me this lovely rainbow coloured butterfly. I smell another original!
This little pink thing was tatted by Meme for Sharol. Again from the book of Tatted Butterflies this little one's Elisa in size 80 (wow).
This is Dyan's little friend that she's sent to fly to Melissa! This one is Paula from the same book (this one sure is a popular title =)).
This was my contribution that was sent to Melissa. This one was another one of Marlene Lewis' butterflies done in my favourite colour 20 omega. THis one's Bonnie's Butterfly.
Ladies I hope you had fun! Thanks to all of you for your cooperation and thanks very much to you Sharon for making this all possible.