Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
First off, the LOVELY butterfly that Sharol sent to me. It's one of Monica Hanh's and it's done in 12 Valdini.
This one was done by Meme for Becky. Lovely gold and black! This one was Viola from Tatted Butterflies of Adelheid Dangela done in Merce Crochet size 40 in gold and black.
Next up is the lovely butterfly done by Melissa that's on its way to Sharol! She got this pattern by Edda Giugno online and tatted it up in size 50 Flora thread. Well done!
This is Dyan's contribution that's on her way to Meme. Paula is also from Tatted Butterflies tatted in 50 Oren Bayan thread, color 090. Looks like this book is a popular choice! If anyone's interested, it is available at many online stores, including Handyhands, Lacis and Tatting and Design (for our UK friends).
This is Becky's butterfly to Dyan. It's ANOTHER ORIGINAL *applause*. At first Becky felt it was too smal but then added another round to it. Done in 50 Altin Basak (I really need to try this thread) and silver. Well done!
Last is my contribution to the round robin. Another of Ms Eborall's butterflies done in 20 Coats with size 11 beads. The pattern can be found here. I didn't have the metal centre so I did the tatted centre without the fnacy edging. Looks like a superhero butterfly to me. Anyone else see it? *winks*
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This specimen hails from Chile! From the book of "Tatted Butterflies", Meme has done a great job. Look at those lovely clunies!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The first snowflake was tatted by Shawna for Jeff. Shawna used Lenore English's "January Reflections" pattern for this snowflake. She tatted the snowflake with size 8 DMC pearl cotton. A lovely snowflake, and one of my favourite patterns.
Our next snowflake is one made by Joy for Sandra. The pattern is called "Hearts in a Snowflake" by Jon Yusoff. Joy used size 20 Hakelgarn thread for this beauty of a snowflake.
Lorena's snowflake is next. She made this one for Maria. The pattern is by Jan Stawasz, from his book "Tatting Theory and Patterns", pattern on page 58. Lorena used Cebelia thread in size 20, in white and ecru. Beautiful! I gotta get this book.
The fourth snowflake in the blizzard was tatted by Maria. She sent her snowflake to Lorena. Maria used a pattern from Burda Magazine and used size 20 Cebelia thread. Maria added beads to this snowflake which made it quite heavy. To combat this, she sewed the snowflake to a piece of felt and made a sachet. Such lovely work.
Jeff tatted his third snowflake for Shawna. By pure chance, Jeff used another one of Lenore English's snowflake patterns for this snowflake. He chose to make "October Enchantment". Good thing he chose a different pattern than what Shawna used for his snowflake. He used DMC Cordonnet size 30 thread to make the snowflake. The snowflake in the photo isn't the snowflake sent to Shawna, but an identical one made some time earlier. Another pretty snowflake.
Last, but certainly not least, is Sandra's snowflake made for Joy. The snowflake is a Jane Eborall design ("Snowflake"). This is one of Sandra's favourite patterns, so she decieded to make it again. This snowflake uses the same variegated blue thread in size 80 and some white size 30 thread as the one made for Maria. I don't blame her for making this pattern twice. I would too. Beautiful work Sandra.
That's it for now. A few snowflakes in the fourth round are still in transit for some members so it will be a week or so before they came be shown. You won't want to miss these.