Also, this thread has terrific body. ( I think it is Lizbeth, but I am not sure) I keep wondering how #40 can remain so stiff after all my un-tatting! Un-tatting - there is lots of it - with this Georgia Seitz pattern called Dorethea's Teardrop Edging. (Tatting On The Edge)
I am just now noticing how the colours pool just right, with the dark appearing consistently at the top. I hope this continues through all twelve repeats!
Perhaps I should be using these to un-tat the stitches:
They are cactus points, kindly sent to me by Karen when I expressed an interest in knowing what they were.
Thank you Karen. They are lethally sharp and scary, but I shall try them one of these days when I am feeling particularly brave!
Karen also sent me her photos of her finished Tischband tatting.
I think she did an amazing job!
Karen's Tischband Tatting
What a great idea Umintsuru had ( just tlook at what she is up to now! It is gorgeous.) offering Tat-land this challenge. There have been so many beautiful examples of how this pattern looks when tackled by different tatters.
Bookmark for Bev
I had forgotten to post this bookmark that I made for Ridgewoman last year.
It is a Lenore English pattern, tatted in #40 something or other
along with silk from Krystle with three different colours of beads.
She liked it.
Lastly, I ordered this book and was stunned when I received it. Although it is in Deutsch, which I can speak and read a teeny bit, it is so well-diagrammed that I imagine it will not be too difficult to follow. It is in hardcover format, full colour and a real delight. One of the best tatting books I have ever seen!
We'll see what happens when I actually begin to use it...