Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tollway Tatters .... continued

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. 


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your blog posts are so detailed when you do blog! ...much better than my little snippets, and you take fabulous photos!

Jane Eborall said...

Those are some lovely photos - love the one of SAS. The dead spider is the only way to go with the split ring but it's not 'my' technique. I just made a tecky page about it!!!!

muskaan said...

Ever since coming across Marilee's CWJ tutorial, I have maintained that it is the best so far. Of course, we all have individual preferences, so no disrespect.