Thursday, July 28, 2016

New motifs, no posts forever!!! Numbers 7-24

It's been a crazy strange year.  So no posts for months here.  :(  I do frequent YOUR tatting blogs but my motivation for doing anything constructive is at an all time low.  

This pretty pink snowflake is from the end of last year, from Jennifer Williams' book.  Made from Edda Guastalla's Master thread size 30 color rosso.  Glass czech beads.  I love this pattern and made several silver/multi color ones.

 The pattern at right and lower left is Unfolding Heart by Marilee Rockley, purchased from her Etsy shop (yarnplayer). Size 20 Lizbeth dark purple and purple Twirlz.  My first attempt was less than successful but I was happy with the second try and made a wedding card with it.

Below is doily #13 from The thread is DMC perle cotton size 8. About 6 inches.  Given as a wedding present.  The patterns at this site are notoriously hard to follow but the end result (attempt #2) is very satisfying.
At left, pattern AnnaMarie by Alenalea Rako, available on her etsy shop.  White one in size 20 Lizbeth and pink is vintage size 70.  I have two partially done pieces in this pattern, making a book mark.  I'll show it off when complete.

Earrings at right from Edda Guastalla's pattern Poyel angel. Thread is viola Master thread from her website, contrast dark purple size 20 Lizbeth, gold plated earwires and crystal beads.
Cross from Rita Weiss Traditional Tatting Patterns, thread is size 70 Coats and Clarks vintage, gifted to me.   I made a second one with longer side arms to be more in proportion with a crucifix, not pictured.

Shamrocks (5 of them in March) from Marilee Rockley's free pattern on her website, HDT size 40 Celery from yarnplayer (Marilee) on Etsy. Delica beads.  This is one of my favorite colorways.  

Stunning mauve earrings based on design by Edda Guastalla, Minuetto. Cyclamen thread from Italy (Edda's shop) and Lizbeth 636. Crystal beads and glass pearl.  These are just stunning!  I had to mess with them a bit to get them to work for me and I'm absurdly proud of them.  

At right, trying out the double square from Edda's blog. Made with rame and bronze Range thread from her store. It's like 3-1/2 inches long so maybe a big LARGE for an earring?

What a lovely bookmark gifted to my sister for her birthday along with earrings based on the short arms.   I think I counted this last year without the tassel so won't count it again.

Below:  Earrings before ear wires attached, 2 pairs of leaves in Marilee Rockley/yarnplayer hand dyed thread, Delica beads. Adapted from a cross pattern by Elaine P Gan, available for purchase at Craftsy.

 And finally, me wearing my TotusMel pendant from the center of her Gothic Doily pattern available at her Etsy store (totusmel).  The pattern is designed for needle tatting and has Celtic weaving so you will need to use needles or get some Celtic shuttles.  This is in size 60 Sunlight thread from Edda's shop.  And that catches me up to March!  :D


  1. What a Lovely array of tatting !!!

    1. Thank you! I have been watching your work regularly.

  2. You may not have been blogging buck, but you sure have been tatting up a storm! I love your Mona Lisa shuttle!

    1. I love that shuttle too! One of La Cossette's of course.

      I am amazed how much I've done since I think it's "not very much." It helps to compile it on the blog.

  3. Your tatting is wonderful, and I have not tatted in weeks as well I just cant seem to do that right now I hope this feeling doesn't last too long.

    1. I hope you get back to tatting soon! I had an enforced tatting holiday this year due to a torn tendon, and it was horrible.

  4. Wonderful tatted goodies here, Grace! Good on 'ya! :)

  5. Even though you haven't been blogging, you sure have tatted quite a few pieces! Everything looks wonderful :)

  6. I love your pink snowflake!!! :)
    The purple heart is fabulous!! :)
    Wonderful doily!! :)
    Great square motifs!!! :)
    Beautiful earrings, and stunning pink cross!!!!! :)
    Great shamrocks!!!! :)
    Elegant mauve earrings!!!! :)
    You did an awesome job on the "celery" Hosannah cross and earrings!!! :)
    Very beautiful pendant!!!! :)

    1. Thanks, Sue. I love Elaine's cross patterns, which I bought all because of seeing them on your blog. :)

    2. I am glad you like them too!! She is a wonderful designer!!