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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Motif #4 for 25 Motif Challenge

I just finished this little cross tonight, and boy am I glad! I probably shouldn't have tried anything this intricate with such tiny thread. I'm just not experienced enough. I had some problems with my shuttle join on the back half of a split ring, but my friend Jane Eborall helped me out. How thankful I am for computers and friends so far away! This is the first motif I have done using drawings in conjunction with the written instructions. I actually understood what I was supposed to do! I wish I could have gotten a better picture so the colors would show up better. This pattern is Julie Patterson's Flower Cross Bookmark worked in size 80 tatting cotton. The motif is 2 1/2" long (without fringe.) Posted by Picasa

2 comments:

Hope said...

Hi, I enjoyed your blog this am.. and you are doing lovely!! I am currently tatting with Sulky #12 thread and it is just a bit larger than #80 and has a lovely hand & untats perfectly- ie doesn't fray or look ugly after being picked out. You might like to try it. I could send you a sample if you like. It seems you like using the small thread now! Congrats!! Hope

Tattycat said...

Thanks Hope. I tried to answer your message from my email, but it was returned. I would very much like a sample of the Silkey #12 thread. I do love working with the small threads, but am having trouble with #80 splitting, fraying and twisting. It gets so twisted I have trouble closing the smaller rings. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks again, Laura