I am serious about whittling down my stash. So far, it has become very manageable! These are the threads that my sis used for quilting and I have tried tatting with them, singly and doubled. I have given them a fair trial. Though they are not my favourite thread to tat with, I have had success using them. Not as much body as DMC, but adequate. I have often tatted with them doubled and that always worked out well.
If you would like one of these spools - and there is a ton on each - tell me and I will send one to you. The first six people to respond will be sent one and I will try to give you your preference.
I just could not get that variegated green and red to work for the border... So, Randi's thread, dubbed "Randi's Red," and gold Delica beads are it! I am so happy that my attempts at the other border went abysmally awry! This one is going to be fantastic!
The DMC is size #80, so it will be slow, but it is a nice pattern to tat. It is from this book:
a little peek...
Then, I decided to use the pink and green Flora on a design that I really like from this book. I have done half of the pattern and ...ahh... more my style!
(Oh là là ... Look at those picots!)
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Today was so hot in Toronto; not the best day for a return to the tattoo parlour, but back I went, as I did not like the "poppy seed" black dots at all. They are the right distance, but they were a tad small and I did not like the black, so: