Friday, July 17, 2009

More Angels











The white angel above was tatted by Meme and sent to Eva.
The other photo shows what Dyan sent to Aileen.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dyan's angel for Joyce


Joyce received this beautiful angel from Dyan. The lucious colors are #3003 Altin Basak thread. The pattern for this angel is Marjorie's Angel by Martha Ess.


Tatted by Eva


Eva's 5th angel went to Dyan. We get to view another pretty snowangel. The thread colors are as much fun as this angel must be having playing in the snow.


Tatted by Aileen



Joyce received this angel, tatted by Aileen, from varigated purple #20 omega thread. The pattern is: "Double Shuttle Pattern" by Patricia Rizzo.

Maria's angels








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.



An angel for Meme


This is Joyce's last angel for this roundrobin and this angel went to Meme. It is a Mark Meyers' design and is tatted from size 20 crochet cotton.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another angel


This angel was to be included in my last post. This angel was received by Joyce and tatted by Dyan.

More lovely angels








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.


This last angel is the one Eva made for Aileen. It's the Dimpled Ring Angel made with Olympus thread.

























Sunday, May 3, 2009

An angel for Eva

This little angel is made by Joyce. It's made from #70 tatting cotton and is Mark Meyers' pattern called Christina's angel.

Another favorite tatted


The Dimpled Angel is a favorite for many. It's fun to make those little hearts. This little cutie was made by Aileen and is winging its way to Meme.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Angel made by Maria



This regal looking angel goes to Eva. It's made by Maria. She used light yellow Cebelia #30 and the pattern is from DONATA JONES. She added some beads and the skirt is a pattern adaptation.

Eva makes angel for Maria


Eva makes another pretty angel, this one for Maria. She used anchor size 20 thread color 1288.

The pattern is a variation of Snow Angel by Leonore English. Can't you picture this angel making snow angels in the snow?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Joyce's angel for Dyan


Dyan's angel is on its way to her. I tatted this using thread called Wildflowers by Caron. The pattern is one written by Becky Dempsey and is called Spring Angel.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More angels

These angels were made by Maria. The top one is for Aileen. It is made from a portuguese thread ANCORA nº 20 and the pattern was from Brigit Phelps. The next angel is made using the same thread (a portuguese thread ANCORA nº 20 ). The pattern is an online pattern but Maria didn't remember the designer's name.


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

Extreme Tatters Round Robin-part 1

The first round of the Extreme Tatters Round Robin has been mailed. These are all original designs and Wally and Becky are planning on including the ones they designed in upcoming tatting pattern books.


Tatted in Pearl Cotton 8 by Becky for Ellen.

Tatted by Ellen for Wally.
Tatted by Wally for Camille.
Also by Wally for Camille.
Tatted in Valdani Hand Dyed (Violet Meadows M 40) by Camille for Becky. This one is called "Alexis".
I think we have some pretty talented tatters!

Dimpled Ring Angel


This is the angel Eva made for Joyce. It's a Dimpled Ring Angel, pattern by Lenore English. It’s made in Oren Bayan size 50 col.058.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Snowflakes are flying!!

Our snowflakes are heading all around the world. Here are the first round ones.

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

More 2009 Beginners Tatting

More of our Beginners tatting has been mailed.

Bev tatted Eliz. Davis Clover Bookmark adapted with a variation at the bottom to get it long enough to fit the criteria. Made with size 50 Altin Basak Thread in green and the 'flower' is Yarnplayer's hand dyed thread Lavender Orchid Dark, size 20. This one was sent to Debi
Gerry sent this tatted cross to Debi.

Debi sent this one to Justina.



Barb sent this one to Gerry.


Another angel mailed


This angel was made by Joyce for Aileen. It is made from Clark's ONT Brilliant and is from Lenore English's pattern "Dimpled Ring Heart".

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Aileen's angels


These are Aileen's first two angels.
The multicolored one is for Eva, made from #30 omega and DMC metallic threads. The pattern is: Joyce's angel by Martha Ess.
The lavender angel went to Dyan. It is made from #20 Coats and DMC metallic threads. The pattern is: Marjorie's Angel by Martha Ess.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Dyan's 1st angel

Dyan's first angel is on its way to Eva. It is tatted in Altin Basak, color 304. The pattern is called Leens Tatted Angel, designed by Eileen Stafford.

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

Another angel on its way


Meme made this Angel from the Marta Ess idea tatting part of the Angel with hairpin lace. The other part was made by Meme. The angel was made with thread brown Babilo DMC 30 and the rest with a narrow ribbon. This angel is on its way to Joyce.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Joyce's first angel

Joyce's first angel in the angel roundrobin is from a pattern by Martha Ess, Marjorie's Angel (2002). It is made from size 30 thread. This angel goes to Maria.

1st picture for angel roundrobin

Angels are beginning to make their way to new homes and owners. This one is made by Eva and mailed to Meme.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Beginner RR Debi Marik



This is for Gerry Dee From Debi Marik
The bookmark is DMC size 8 Pattern is ring and thread and I close the ends with a ring and added a tassel. The motif is a wreath from B. Foster book, again using size 8 DMC thread.

Beginners RR Beverly June Davis







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

2009 Extreme Tatters

The Extreme Tatters group is ready to go. This group will be designing original pieces and the sky's the limit. It will be exciting to watch things develop. The leader of this group is Becky who participated in the Butterfly Round Robin last year. Our other participants are Ellen, Wally and Camille. Since these folks will be designing as well as tatting, they are working on a 3 week schedule. Good luck everyone.

2009 Angels

We had several people signed up for the Angel round robin last year, but we didn't have enough to start the group. Now we have a larger group with six people and the Angel round robin is finally under way. The leader for this international group is Joyce and we also have Maria, Aileen, Dyan, Eva, and Meme.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 Snowflake/ Coaster Round Robin


The Snowflake/Coaster Round Robin will be making colourful snowflakes to be used as coasters. This will make a really interesting group to watch. It's kind of scary to think of putting a wet glass down on a tatted coaster, but the coasters could be placed inside one of the slim CD cases to be both beautiful and functional. The group leader is Christine and our other members are Bob, Abby, JB and Miranda. Bob, Abby and JB have participated in previous round robins.

2009 Beginner Round Robin

Our Beginners group is doing an "Anything Goes" round robin which means that rather that conforming to a single project type like snowflakes or bookmarks, they will be tatting whatever the individual enjoys making. The leader for the group is Debi. Gerry, Justina, Bev and Barb fill out the rest of the group. The mailing schedule for the Beginners is shown below.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Round Robin 3 Sign Up

I asked for suggestions for this new set of round robins and received some interesting ideas.

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 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.

Last round of butterflies

Congratulations to Meme, Dyan, Melissa and Sharol. You have succesfully completed the Butterfly Round Robin. I think you all deserve a round of applause for the effort, patience and outstanding coordination you've shown!

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.