This is from the 'DMC Festive Tatting' book that I received in the mail, as a direct result of my addictive reading of the Lace-Lovin' Librarian blog! Ah Diane, you have created half of my library, I am certain!
The beads are the ones I found in an old sewing outlet, in a dusty corner, packaged in about 1980 or so, I am sure! I bought up all I could see - two little packs , each for $0.99. Aren't they bright and lovely? Bargoon. I went back for more but alas they were no more. They are glass and lined and very saturated in colour - terrific for snowflakes!
None of the patterns in this book have diagrams, and yet all are pretty easy to follow, so I was not my usual stressed-out self while tatting - as far as the pattern went. The thread? Another matter.
Once again, I bemoan the soft, wimpyness of Cébélia #20. I had forgotten why I do not like it very much. White seems to be the worst of the balls of it that I have, in terms of lack of crispness. The colours are definitely better - maybe because of the dye.
I might just have to capitulate and order some white Lizbeth. You see, one must never say never because this is always what will eventuate if you do. Eating one's words. Ahem....
Anyway, thank you for the suggestion as it worked nicely on the white snowflake as well.
Just before publishing this, I went to Carla's blog and saw her fantastic broach, tatted in - you guessed it - Cébélia #20! What is she doing that I am not?
You must visit her blog and see the lovely flower that she has designed - it is very, very pretty.