#5 Motif Challenge
Pattern by Myra Piper
Thread: Altin Basak pink and Cébélia beige
Oh, the stash of Cébélia. I have been complaining about this thread for about as long as I have been tatting, though I kind of like the #30, of which I have two balls: white and ecru.
But the #20 Cébélia is so... sort of thickly soft and fuzzy. However, I have lots of colours. And I admit the balls have diminished quite nicely, but, there is still a lot of it. I would love to be able to get rid of it all and replace it with my new favourite thread: Altin Basak!
Than you , Margaret, for reminding me how lovely this thread is. It is smooth and easy to work with and the saturated colour and the slight shine are very pleasing. I am working on one of your samples now and it is going to be a sweet piece.
Suneeti had sent me some in pink, which is the chain colour in the motif. The variegated is a sample from Margaret.
***********************This pattern looks fairly straightforward, right? Well, not to me! It elicited "alter-English-trucker-talk" throughout the tatting process.
The old dyslexia grabbed on and held tight as I re-tatted my way through this. But, you will notice, please, the lack of beads or metallic or indeed anything but regular vanilla tatting!
I am practising 'quality' stitching, keeping my promise, and by Jove, I do see results!. Even after almost shredding whole sections of thread, it still looks pretty good!
Next on the agenda: rout out Georgia's gauges and pretty-up the picots.
**An afterthought: Oh, ya - I ran out of thread and had to add some - can you see where? I think I have perfected the surgeon's knot! : ))