#4 Motif Challenge
tatted in Tatskool's Hand Dyed Thread
I promised myself I would try and tat more tastefully.
Uh-huh. If I am to use beads, I will do so with a more delicate hand. I think that all the bead-adding keeps me from mastering the ds; focuses on glitz and glamour, missing genuine arrtisry in the act of producing tatted lace. In my opinion.
So, to set myself on this self-imposed journey to seek quality, I have elicited an agreement with myself. Just a few beads, here and there, till I see some improvement. I tried to go cold-turkey a few times. No go. That tack simply invites failure and we, none of us, need to do that!
A Discovery While Tatting Ardiratna
While Adding a Few Beads...
**I lost the photo here! When I put the bead onto the thread, I pulled up a large loop and pulled the chain shuttle through that loop and jockeyed the bead till it was tight to the motif. THEN I tatted the ring. Next, I tatted the chain and tightened up that thread holding the bead.
I gave up on this border for the socks:
and tried another... uses too much thread:
I am using a #80 thread that Ladytats sent to me. I must admit that the thin thread is the most comfortable for me these days, though this vintage stuff is fragile and breaks easily.
Worth it though - very pretty colour.. As much as I adore Tatskools threads, tatting with the #20 feels like I have a fistful of sisal! I am enjoying this thread very much. Thanks, Ladytats! Should be a pretty sock edging for Mini-Boss.
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I will draw a winner for this book on Sunday evening. : ))