This hanky border is finished except for two joining rings. It is a devil to untwist, and seeing that sewing and I do not exactly play well together, this should prove interesting... here it is wet with hot water. I am waiting for it to dry and will attempt to sew it on later. : o
Thanks, Connie! It is a beauty - very fine cotton. Delicate.
I used Perfect Quilter thread,
whose fineness matched
the fabric very well.
I am taking lots of little breaks, and playing around with random bits of thread, all the while working on and thoroughly enjoying, to my great surprise, the process of tatting the Mystery Doily with Cèbèlia #30. I say this because I have often grumbled about this thread.
However, I really liked the teal blue Cèbèlia that Sally sent me when I used it for the Trellis Doily and here I am again loving this ball of ecru.
My tatting has tightened up considerably over the past few months - at long last! This Mystery Doily will have to be pressed, as it has lots of body and feels very firm to the touch snd not a bit like my usual floppy tatting!
The thread is ecru, but with no yellow tinge and it is very pretty - close to white, but not. I am not fond of white thread and yet most ecrus are too brown for my liking.
This thread really pleases me and is not - for a change - boring to tat with . I have been highly entertained with this pattern and thread. Hmmm, you have not heard that very often before! Maybe there is hope yet! : ))