Tuesday, 21 March 2023

tagme roundup 3

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This has been a long overdue post - the final set of participants and their creations for the Tag Me Nov 2022 event in our Endrucks 1920 Project FB group. To refresh memory, Endrucks' #37 doily revealed a heart which was enlarged and then converted into an angel by Margaret Davies, and when the angle was flipped over we got a bell! 
Check out the first two roundups in this series where you will also find links to the bell/angel pattern and more -

21. Liliana Tosini worked her elegant angel in metallic threads.

22. Lea Di Palma created not just the bell and angel, but worked 3 models arranged in a semi-circle!

23. Kaylyn Beattie used a single colour to work her bell.

24. Katie Verna worked both a bell and angel in different colours, adding beads to both! Her angel seems ready to take flight.

25.  Inga Madsen ever the consummate designer, made tweaks to the skirt and also added a halo. I think this also looks like a Victorian Queen, don't you? 

26.  Debra Fitchen Cox, an enthusiastic participant, worked two models. Beautiful display with snowflakes in the second model.

27.  Cynthia Dooley has a pristine white model, and is undecided whether she likes is better as an angel or a bell. 

28.  Cindy Dunham tatted a nice two-colour angel reminiscent of clear blue skies with a smattering of white clouds.

29. Carol Lee Parry who we know as Lelia of Stitches of Life, joined us late with her beautiful model. She blogged about it here- https://lelia-stitchesoflife.blogspot.com/2023/01/endrucks-bell.html

30.  Antonia Lai also an active participant in our group, worked a beaded model with a bit of tweaking. 

31. Anita Schaeder of https://anniesgranny.com/ joined our group with this lovely two-toned bell.

32.  Anita Barry chose this woodsy colourway for her bell.

And this wraps up the round up for #tagmeEndrucks Nov2022! All images are uploaded to a dedicated album in our FB group for a quick scroll-through. Links in the right panel of this blog. We have 32 participants but more than 32 models and a few tweaked patterns including a doily!

Again, many thanks to Margaret Davies for sharing her beautiful pattern and spreading joy.

Many many thanks to all our participants for your active and enthusiastic contribution towards making this game a success and enlivening our group!

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Friday, 17 March 2023

flat to 3D

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 Over a month since I last blogged. After my last post I was on a roll, tackling so many presentations, reviews, etc., leaving me no time to blog or tat. A concerned email had me picking up my shuttles for a night of tatting. And suddenly life came to a standstill due to health issues. Oh what a tremendous roadblock! However, I am back now to the extent possible, though shuttles lie idle. 

This is part of what I did before my enforced break (I will show the 2nd motif I tatted later) -

Remember the 3D Buttercup idea I showed here - https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2021/11/a-trip-to-beach.html. This time I converted it into reality.

This is pattern #39 from Eleonore Endrucks' book. It is the discarded trial piece. Along with one separate all-yellow motif, I curled the lace into a 3D flower ...

And also added pearls and beads in the center while sewing. There is 1 green seed bead between each pearl, and then a string of the same green beads encircling the pearls.

I like how it created a kind of wavy look. I also lifted the 'petals' for a more buttercup shape.

Another side-view to show 3D. I've left the green thread tails, intending to add some foliage when  possible.
This is one of the patterns shared for the #pickmeEndrucks February 2023 event in our Endrucks 1920 Project FB Group.

Our pattern (and idea) collection is burgeoning at such a fast pace that it is difficult to keep track. Hence we have started creating categorised Directories where derivatives will be showcased. The main EP doc will finally become a collection of mainly the reworked 44 original patterns. 7 such directories are complete. More about this in future.

Hope to catch up on some blogs soon ....

Saturday, 11 February 2023

truant heart

Pin It now! The truancy continues, well at least on some days. On other days I am simply vegetating hoping to rouse myself. 

This time it is with two heart patterns shared by our clever and prolific designers - Ninetta Caruso and Daniela Galli.

Mother's Day Heart by Ninetta Caruso - 
This is a derivative from Endrucks' pattern #5. I worked it in Sanbest metallic.

Instead of the beaded strings, Ninetta left bare thread on both sides - a nice effect! In a conservative mood, I strung beads on the thread after all the tatting was completed.

Can't say I am too comfortable working with metallics ... for one thing, the front and back side are not clearly distinguishable.
Just one more pic, LOL.
The pattern which was first included in the main pdf for pattern #5, is now shared as a separate pdf and is one of the patterns in our #pickmeEndrucks Feb2023 event in our Endrucks 1920 Project FB group.

Albero dell'amore (Tree of Love) by Daniela Galli - 
This heart shape is so biologically correct, isn't it?! 
There were large colourful beads added to the rings, and I was going to sew them in, too. But ....
I love the overlapping Victorian set chains. I worked this 2-round deign in one pass by starting at the left and climbing out with a split ring so that I could continue around with a 3rd round ...

Not willing to distract from the effect, I avoided the large beads. 
Instead, I added another round of chains to the top half, with seed beads ....

And this is what came of it - the biological shape ensconced in a stylized iconic heart shape.

Worked in Anchor size 20 (equivalent to Lizbeth size 10), it turned out kinda large.
This pattern was shared by Daniela Galli in an event in their Chiacchierino: Filo, Amore e Fantasia FB group.

I thoroughly enjoyed working on both hearts, and hope the designers don't mind my tweaks. And both hearts are quick tats, beads notwithstanding!

💗Grazie mille per questi meravigliosi schemi, Daniela and Ninetta 💗