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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Heart gift tag from Sherry's pattern

Thanks for this pattern Sherry. I think I will be making more. This is the first time I have used size 80 hand dyed thread and I like it. Sherry made this one and I think the name is Patriotic. Since it has three colors, I think it would be better suited to something bigger. I'll work on that.

Sherry, Marilee and Clyde kept telling me that tatting with size 80 hand dyed thread is nothing like tatting with regular size 80. I was skeptical, but decided to give it a try. They were absolutely right. The rings close easily and it doesn't twist up like regular 80. I am sold! Oh, no! Now I need more thread.....

I did accomplish one more thing today, but it is still a secret!


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Whoo hoo! We have another convert!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! I also like working with size 80, but since I'm still trying to perfect my technique, I usually use size 20. I don't know how it compares size-wise, but I love tatting with King Tut... I just need Sherry's light and a magnifying glass!

Clyde said...

I just knew you would like it Laura, the hard part was in getting you to try it. Now you have a whole new dimension of tatting to explore.

Tattycat said...

Yes, another convert! Diane I did the same thing by using size 20 to perfect my techinque, and also because I couldn't see! I haven't tried King Tut. I'm stuck on HDT. I could use the light and magnifying glass. My dad had a light with magnifying glass that he wore while woodcarving. I'll have to search it out! Thanks for pushing me to try it Clyde. Now there is so much mjore I can do.