Thursday, October 30, 2008

More State Fair Entries - Motifs#17,18,19, and 20

Here are some more of my State Fair entries. Please forgive the rotten pictures, I'm a terrible photographer and several of the items would not fit on the scanner.
The Collar is a design taken from Jan Stawasz' book, I shortened the width of the collar, the original was a little too much for my wife, its to be her Christmas present. It was done in size 10. I really like the way the negative space forms hearts.
The runner is an adaptation of several motifs I had found on the net, I just kept adding on till I had a runner. It's in size 10 also.

The Linen napkin was entered in the edging category. It was done in size 20 Flora. It is part of a set I am making for my niece for her hope chest, she gets one for her birthday and another for Christmas. I'm aiming for a set of 12.
The handkerchief was entered in the hemstitch category and was done in #20, Flora. I think my wife has her eye on this too :-)

This last item is not tatting but filet crochet, it needs to be re blocked there was too much handling at the fair. This is definitely my wife's, she loves fleur-de-lis.

Monday, October 27, 2008

16 Blue Ribbons at the Mississippi State Fair!!!

16 Blue Ribbons!!! I couldn't believe it. I won a blue ribbon in every category I entered. 11 tatting categories and 5 crochet.

The tatting categories were: Baby bonnet, Booties, Doily, Runner, Christmas, Collar, Hemstitched, Edging, Pillow, Garter, Misc. (I entered a 3d magnolia).
The crochet categories were: Scarf, Filet, Christmas, Doily and a Misc. category
I plan to add them to my blog and count them toward my 25 motifs.

The Booties are a pattern by Lenore English done in #30 Flora white, the bonnet is my own design, in #20 Flora, unfortunately I didn't write down the pattern as I worked, time to go back and figure it out (sigh). They are motifs 15 & 16.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Barrette - Motif #14

Another attempt at an original design, inspired by Jan Stawasz. I don't want to compare my work to his, his tatting is just amazing but the barrettes shown on his website gave me the idea to try to design my own.
The barrette blank is covered with black velvet and then the motifs applied, they are tatted in size 20 Flora . This motif # 14