Marilee (aka Yarnplayer) + Marlene (aka The Mad Tatter)
Marvelous to visit with Marlene again. We had our first face-to-face in the fall of 2012, at the House of Stitches in LaPorte. I learned how to tat from the owner of House of Stitches. AND, at that visit, I saw Marlene's butterfly - using the HWT technique (more in next post).
I enjoy following "The Mad Tatter" on her tatting adventures , via Cathy B's blog --- link HERE. Marlene perfected a new technique! Catherine Wheel Join! So, what is a Catherine Wheel Join, you ask? Here is a video: Or, check out the pdf file - LINK HERE.
Marilee + Marlene were engrossed in tatting , esp., this particular tatted join. We enjoy getting together to share knowledge, hands on demo, talk about the latest books +fibers, new patterns, tatting tools, and other funness.
(btw, Marilee has oodles of videos, patterns, tips, how-tos - Check out Yarnplayers blog - link HERE. ) This (photo below) is one of Marilee's HDTs. "Berry Sundae" fiber! chocolate and berries!
thx Marilee ; ) I'm thinking about how to use this unique colorway! If you have ever used Yarnplayer HDTs, you already know the high quality fiber she has & also will know photos never do justice!
Sue Anna was tatting a lovely split ring ornament. She used two fibers --- metallic and white fiber.
This is the book --- the patterns are lovely. Large diagrams, numbered, and look at the variety of motifs.
Once Sue Anna finished this motif, I had to snap a couple photos. I liked the sparkle, shimmer of the metallic. It is a new(ish) product called Liz Metallic. Personally, I have not tried it in a project. The variety of colors are amazing!!!
How cool to have the split rings create an interesting pattern of colors. Awesome tatting Sue Anna!
Sue Anna suggests using Jane Eborall's ' Dead Spider ' split ring technique. Link HERE.
A good time had by all -- next gathering planned for August. Keep an eye on Lace-Lovin' Librarian blog for announcements.
During our walk out to the vehicles - The Mad Tatter commented on what a lazy blogger I've been!!! So, next the post will be tatting I have from her -- and the HWT - - stay tuned.