Saturday, July 27, 2013

Motifs 5, 6, and 7!

FINALLY took pictures of the tatting I've finished.  I have several ready but am going to space them out. Here are motifs 5-7 for the 25 Motif Challenge!! All are from Jon Yusoff's Elegant Tatting Gems.

#5 Baiduri
Lizbeth No. 20, color 689, Mint Light. Finished on 5/15/13.

#6 Galuh
Lizbeth No. 20, color 689, Mint Light.  Finished on 5/16/13.

#7 Nilam
Lizbeth No. 20, color 640, Antique Violet Med. Finished on 6/5/13.

I have 6 more of these finished, and one in progress.  I really am enjoying making these and only have 5 more to go before I've made every one in the book.  I love how most of these are done in one round.  Jon is a genius!

Also have several Mary Konior motifs and doodles to post as well, and a few by Anne Orr.  Also working on some doilies that I go back to occasionally.

Right now I'm digging my new Pop-a-Bobbin shuttle I got from Jane's Etsy shop. This will make #4 for me I think.  Really love these shuttles and watch her shop regularly for more to "pop" up. (Hee hee) I love handmade wooden crafty things, and these feel great in my hand.  I also have one of her Hooks with a Hat, which is perfect to use for those shuttles that don't have hooks on them.  I have some wooden post shuttles without picks and also like to use the clover plastic post shuttles sometimes but the "pick" on the end doesn't do me much good, so I usually end up using Jane's hook instead.

Back to tatting!


  1. Wow, those are lovely motifs! You've done a beautiful job on the tatting!!!

  2. Thanks Michelle. I didn't block them, but I'm putting the motifs in a photo album--the kind with the sticky pages--and that helps some. Plus it's a neat way to show them off! I really like this book. I made one design using variegated thread and have since decided they show off better in solids.