Friday, April 16, 2010

25 Motif Challenge #9

This cross has a solid Gothic feel to it. It was extremely simple and easy to tat. I had several ideas come to me on ways to make beaded variations.

Small Cross
Tatting with Visual Patterns
by Mary Konior
unknown lt. blue size 20 thread
5 1/2" long 4" wide

Monday, April 12, 2010

25 Motif Challenge #8

This is the project that tried to eat my lunch....... It is deceptively simple - which is the main problem. When I first started it, I couldn't make out that I was supposed to use the shoelace trick in two places, so I just tried twisting the chains. It wasn't too bad after I figured out the first mistake but then I made an unfixable mistake and started again.
Time two went better at the slt points and I went chuggin along until unfixable number two.
Number three has a semi-serious mistake I fudged around. I think only a tatter would notice. Right at the last section I made a chain too short and was not going to start again, so I added a picot to the next chain. Even with mistakes, I like how this turned out and plan on trying it again.
Spinning Wheel Glass Mat
Tatting With Visual Patterns
by Mary Konior
unknown multi-colored size 30 thread
4 1/2 " diameter

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

25 Motif Challenge #7

This is a slight change from the snowflakes. :) I am working on a project that has been eating my lunch and I had to empty my shuttle, so this small piece was perfect.
Medallion Cross
by Roger aka Freedman
unknown multi-color size 30 thread
3" wide 3 3/4" long