I am delighted with this tatting.
Firstly, it was actually FUN to tat and secondly, I did not have to un-tat more than a few times! This is a monumental leap forward for me - especially with Jan Stawasz’s patterns.
The thread is Lizbeth, #40 and I have realized something about it. Compared to tatting with Altin Basak, which I am currently using, the Lizbeth is certainly not plush or consistent in texture. Though it is lovely and stiff, it is not tactile in the way that the Altin Basak is.
My pal Suneeti sent me some pink in the AB and I am tempted to send away for some other colours as it is nice to have a completely different feel to the Lizbeth once in a while, and it is not as soft and fuzzy as Cebelia.
However, I have just ordered some Cebelia ( the least inxpensive thread to order in Canada) for I want to tat that Victorian Trellis that Jane and Frivole have completed. Looks like a nice challenge and I wanted to be sure to have a full ball of ivory before I begin.
Gian is hankering for some dedicated attention as I try to write up the pattern for my design...
Is anyone out there in Tat-Land interested in test-tatting the Pine Plains design when I compete it?