I like this border #9 from a book I almost forgot I had! It is a simple pattern, but one I cannot use my Aero-type shuttles with. Because of the many Josephine Knots
I kept getting that hook caught when I shifted my hold to perform that element. So, Clovers it is for this tat.
Now I am spoiled forever more. How can I go back to the dollar store beads now that I have experienced the superb quality of these Delicas? I love them! What a difference.
I never realized how difficult the cheap kind make tatting with beads. Makes a huge difference to use the better product. Plus they look wonderful.And there are so many fabulous colours in the store... : ))
Crazy Mom did send me some wonderful beads last year - Miyuki Rocailles, #15 seed beads, which are beautiful but very small, so I can only use them with #80 thread, which I use only occasionally.
Here are the new Delicas against the pattern:
The edging for Mini-Boss's sun-dress collar is finished. I am not going to tat the hem, for the tatting will just get lost with all that pattern going on. This piece is almost not visible as it is! But it is cute - more so than the photo.
I attached it top and bottom for I was worried about that Swarovski crystal, but now it is all secure and ready to go