This is from “Craft of Tatting” by Bessie Attenborough. I have wanted to tat it for a while and might still make it larger. I like it, though I do have trouble attaching the pieces. I can never figure out where to begin the attaching.
I used the Daiso #40, from Wendy. It is lovely to work with.
What is NOT nice to work with is Valdani! When will I ever learn? I must stay away from any thread that is not a 6 ply and mercerized, meaning shiny! I do not like soft or fluffy, dull thread.
So, here I am with the most expensive order - the second Valdani arrived, postage paid and I absolutely cannot use it.
I do enjoy #80 very much in Lizbeth or DMC, but not this. I even could not follow the border pattern - mistake after mistake after another mistake was made and I could not un-tat one ds. Grrrrrrr.......
So - whoever wants it (blog followers only please!) leave a comment and you will be sent the thread, which is a gorgeous antique gold variegate and some books that I no longer need to keep for a variety of reasons that only a therapist could possible understand! : ))
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Now another thing: I bought this book second hand (it’s one of those tatting classics) at quite a good price on ebay, but, never will use it as it is written in a way that does not communicate to my way of understanding; thus it is useless for me.