This is something I have been VERY fearful of tackling! But I took the plunge and am amazedly getting along fine - so far.
I have been following the diagram in a book sent to me by Elena ( monedido at InTatters). Her work totally inspires and fascinates me. I even bought the kind if shuttles she uses to see if her magic travelled with them. (Sadly, it does not. )
Last week, I realized this very pattern is on the cover of the Burda magazine that Tally Tatty sent me. How wonderful is that! The tatting muses must be encouraging me to go boldly where I have never gone before.
It is in #80 thread, some Lizbeth and the white (VERY difficult to keep clean) is a vintage thread sent to me by Mad Cricket, from InTatters.
So, you see, this is very much a globally collaborative effort.
At the same time, I am still slogging along with the wonderful Renulek Lato 2014 piece. Nearly done row #7. Loving it.
A new project and a big challenge is around the corner. I am going to use an unknown thread that I bought at the little Portugese crochet shop I visit from time to time.
I like the owner a lot and we communicate well. She supported me in the tatting of that huge Renukek piece that won first prize last year.
I took the red ribbon in to show her this week and to tell her of my triumph. She was so delighted; it was fun.
While there, I saw a new thread- a huge ball of it. It is rather like a #30 Cèbèlia, I think, though it says #20.
I have sent a sample to Umintsuru, to see what she thinks if it. I do believe it will be good for the piece I am contemplating. More about that, at a later date.
Anybody know it? The ball is the size of Aunt Lydia thread and cost $11.50. There are about 1000 metres on it. It is a bit soft, being a crochet thread.
Lastly, at the crochet shop, I picked this up:
It is a sweet little hankie and I am going to do a yellow and blue border - the one by Robin Perfetti.
Then, I shall give it to to The Boss's little brother who wants me to give him something! He wonders why his sister gets all the tatting bits for her art.... I told him I would tat something special for him. I think this will be perfect.