I love how my shuttle matches the thread in this motif.
Progress as of a few days ago
on this Ellen Stafford pattern:
These occurred regularly in my new Perfect Quilter, but only in the orangey thread in the second photo.
The other two colourways were wonderful. The first one, with lilac, that I have posted before was the sample from Liyarra that got me hooked on this thread:
This next one was the motif that was difficult to tat, because the thread clung to itself and was impossible to un-tat.
I think it is because the black dye is so different than the others and was also fuzzy. You can actually see the difference in smoothness in the thread as it changes colour. I love the result tatted up, but this one is really a nightmare to use when mistakes occur. And they did! Nasty to un-tat this #80--ish thread.
Next is a fun palette, and I just saw as I posted the photo where I erred! I could not figure out why the shape of the motif was wonky! But, you can see the colours and that is what the experiment is about. I have lots more to try out. Love the Perfect Quilter . : )
This motif is a pattern by Blomqvist and Presson.
I am amazed at how I have taken to tatting with this tiny thread. Though I started four years ago with sewing thread, (silly me!) I see that a lot has changed in the final product since then when I tat with #80. I do like it very much. : )
p.s. Thanks to Snowy who said this was her go-to pattern. I had tatted it before but had forgotten about it. It is one of my favourite small motifs.
Have a look at Snowy’s work. She is so talented and tats so beautifully in such teensy threads.