Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Tollway Tatting Group

This is the result of my attempts of tie-dye some cotton shirts.  I used the teeny tiny kit from Dharma Trading Co. and also purchased the shits from them.  

The kit contains everything you need except an apron to protect your clothes. Leftover dye can be kept for a few months too.  The shirts have gone through a few washings and still look great with no fading.  

I have been fortunate to enjoy the company of the Tollway Tatting Group over the past few years.  Zoom has allowed us to meet.  They always wear Tie-dye shirts so this was my prompt to create mine to wear during the monthly meetings.  You can find the group on Facebook. 


Monday, 12 September 2022

Slippers

Again a pair of slippers, this time from a crochet pattern by Stephanie Zed.  After I made them I found that they needed a strap so that they would not slip off so I made a strap and added a mother of pearl button from my mom's button jar.  

These slippers are for my sister to wear in the temple. She loved them.  I used a four ply acrylic yarn with a size 3mm hook and finished these in a few hours.  

I prefer more of a bootie or barefoot depending on the season.  I also like a more solid sole which could be added to these very easily. 

Friday, 9 September 2022

Mobile of Angels

  It is called "Cathedral Angel" and the design is by Elaine Gan.  I really like this one she designed as it makes good use of those chandelier drops. 


I inserted a crystal drop inside and used another crystal bead from the chandelier for the head.

I didn't have a form to block these on so I just used a large dowel to hang them of to dry as I had dampened with water and straightened out the skirt.  I added beads to all the edges and was able to complete in one pass.  So if you haven't learned to do a split chain yet, it will open a whole world of seamless tatting. 

I entered this into a judged competition at the Calgary Stampede and won a third place ribbon. 

  



Monday, 14 March 2022

Round 6


This round was an easy tat, just rings and chains all the same count.  On to number seven. 

I am using a vintage Coats & Clarks color 13 size 70 along with a DMC color 67 size 80. I have been able to climb to each new round so far. 

You can find this doily on Renata's site here.  She offers the option of waiting weekly for a new round to be released or purchase all 17 rounds from her Etsy site. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

And then she tatted

Sorry I couldn't resist the Renulek Spring Doily 2022,  These are the first four rounds.  By this time I had restarted four times and cut once.  Right after this picture was taken I had to cut again as I missed a little but very important TOR (throw off ring).  


I am using a vintage Coats & Clarks color 13 size 70 along with a DMC color 67 size 80.  I may even add another color along the way.  I am trying my best to do front side backside.

At the present time I have not blocked not trimmed my ends and the current stat is a bit frilly but I am confident that this will settle. Visit again to see the next round and my 2021 doily progress.

You can find this doily on Renata's site here.  She offers the option of waiting weekly for a new round to be released or purchase all 17 rounds from her Etsy site.