This one is for you, Suneeti!
Design: "Erica," by Iris Niebach from Tatting Fantasia #77
This was challenging, but really not too difficult - for once! I am going to tackle it again, however.
One thing about thread... This was a gift from my friend S that I had saved it for a while, and I do not know how long she had it. I know it is Tatskoo's hand-dyed thread, which I have tatted with many, many times.
This particular thread was very brittle and split a lot, which is NOT a usual characteristic of Tatskool's threads, so I am wondering if it is quite old.
I have noticed this before when using other HDT that I had tucked away and not used for maybe two years.
So, my conclusion is that one should use threads as one acquires them or there might be a risk of using a thread past its prime, resulting in inferior tatting. Just a thought.