Words from the Knot House

Posts tagged ‘TIAS’

Wednesday Weekly Challenge #37

Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge. Each Wednesday we will be posting a link to a free pattern and challenging you, the reader, to try it. In addition to the pattern link, we will post a picture of how our tatting turned out when we followed the pattern. Following the challenge, we will feature reader completions of past challenges.

Challenge Issued: Follow the linked pattern in any color combinations and thread sizes you choose. [Variations of the pattern are welcome and encouraged.] Then snap a picture and send it to sbspokane@yahoo.com with the subject line “Weekly Challenge” to see your completed work featured as part of next week’s challenge post. Be sure to include the name you wish us to list with your photo – we want to give you credit! [There is no time limit on sending in your picture – feel free to send in any weekly challenge pictures (from last week or weeks/months ago) and we will feature them as part of the next Wednesday’s post.]

Weekly Challenge #37– Tat it and See (AKA TAIS)
This weeks challenge again comes from Jane Eborall. This week, we are highlighting her annual TAIS challenge. A TAIS is a tatting pattern that is given out piece by piece, leaving the final motif a secret until the end. Currently, the 2014 TAIS is on day 4, so it is a perfect time to join in. Most days take less than 30 minutes, and people post photos of there work as they go, so you never really get to far off.
Tat-It-And-See
Part of the fun is also trying to guess what you are making. Some of the guesses I have seen include a nativity, a sail boat, a bonnet and a garden archway. It is amazing how tatting brains work, isn’t it.
So, join in the fun. For me, this is a great way to get back to tatting after the holiday rush. share your pictures with us and with Jane.
Enjoy,
Davina-Marie

Reader Submitted Peacocks
{gallery to be added at a later date}
If you have a free pattern you would like to see featured as part of the Weekly Challenge – let us know by leaving a comment or by sending an email to sbspokane@yahoo.com
We look forward to seeing your creations!

Check Out All Past Challenges Here

Playing Catch Up With TIAS

So between vacation, fighting a cold, work, the weekly challenge, and Fall Lace Day – it took me a while to catch up on the TIAS. However, I am finally caught up. I completed days two through seven yesterday. I hope to stay caught up now as well.  I really have no idea what it is going to be.

I’m loving the mystery. It’s exciting tatting a few bits at a time and wondering what it is we are making.

Want to join in? Sherry Pence posts the patterns on her blog: http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/

Want to see the work of other participants? Check out the Fall TIAS Community Blog: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Are you participating in the TIAS? Do you think you know what it is? Leave a comment and let me know.

Happy Tatting!

~Natalie

TIAS – Day One

You can find the pattern for day one on Sherry’s blog (this is where she will be posting all pattern bits so that they do not get lost in the community blog): http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2013/09/tias-day-one.html

You can see the tatting progress of several participants (70+ have signed up to post) here: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Today’s pattern bit was very straight forward. The most challenging part for me in this section was the measured mock picot. It took me a few tries to figure out how to hold my gauge and get the distance right. I don’t normally tat with picot gauges – so that may take some getting used to. The only thing I’m not happy with is that the first picot twisted – I’m hoping there is a join to that picot later on that will correct that issue. I don’t have any guesses yet as to what the finished pattern might be.

~Natalie

P.S. Jane Eborall already knows what it is… *giggles*

EDIT:

So I definitely made 1/2″ picots yesterday, using my picot gauge vertically. So with Sherry’s announcement this morning that the picots should be 1/4″, I had a bit of fun retro tatting. Each time I practice taking out a ring it seems to get easier. I managed to undo all of yesterday’s work so that I could re-tat Day One. So here it is, in all it’s 1/4″ picot-y goodness.

Sherry Pence's TIAS - Day One -Now with 1/4" picots! - Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Sherry Pence’s TIAS – Day One -Now with 1/4″ picots! – Tatted by Natalie Rogers.

Shuttlebirds Spotlight – Jan B. – Tatted Journey Quilt

 

Jan B. has been working on this gorgeous quilt for a while and her hard work has paid off. This quilt is a thing of beauty. My mind is astounded by the number of hours of tatting Jan needed to put in for this masterpiece. She has my brain thinking about big ambitious tatting projects. Enjoy the pictures of Jan’s beautiful Tatted Journey Quilt!

~Natalie

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the TIAS that Sherry Pence is running. It starts today! http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-tatters-around-world.html

TIAS Starts Tomorrow

I hope everyone is looking forward to Sherry Pence’s Fall TIAS! Tomorrow is the first day. I’ve got my shuttles ready to go and I hope you do too!

Here is a link to the TIAS for those who need it: http://tiaspence.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-tatters-around-world.html

Sherry will be posting the pattern bits on her blog: http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2013/09/tat-it-and-see-starts-tomorrow.html

Make sure you have your two shuttles continuously wound with size 20 thread of any color (solid of variegated). She also recommends a picot gauge of 1/2 inch or 1 centimeter. This is going to be fun!

Happy Tatting!

~Natalie

Fall 2013: TIAS hosted by Sherry Pence

Having a hard time waiting for Jane Eborall’s next TIAS in January? Well, wait no longer. Sherry Pence has jumped in and is offering to do a Tat It and See starting on September 23. She has an award winning pattern all set up to give us in small pieces. She even plans on giving those who finish the TIAS a bonus pattern.

I am looking forward to slowly unraveling the mystery of this pattern as we work through it. This will be the first TIAS I’ve participated in (I found out about the one earlier this year via a completed TIAS project). I hope that you are up to the challenge as well!

If you wish to share your TIAS progress on the community blog, please sign up here (you will need to email Sherry Pence). You are do not have to sign up in order to participate, the community blog is just as easy way to show off your progress.

I plan on charting my progress (and hopefully that of a few of the Shuttlebirds Guild members here). I’d love to see your progress as well!

~Natalie

EDIT: Clarifying directions.

To be able to post your pictures to the community blog you will need to email Sherry Pence (LadyShuttleMaker (at) Hotmail (dot) Com). She will then add you as a blog author and you will be able to create posts showing your progress.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the challenge and I will happily help fellow participants get their pictures displayed. If any one has questions about posting to a blog, please feel free to ask them.

Tag Cloud