My DMC #12 Perle has arrived!
Yessss! I can begin the Jan Stawasz tat-a-long. : ))
(Look at InTatters for info, here.)
While waiting for the thread, I wanted to tat this Pomegranate design by Anne Orr, since I had seen it tatted on a hankie on Frivole’s blog, here. I was smitten and have returned to look at the edging many times.
I am edging the hankie of the two I purchased in New York. Waiting for the perfectly-coloured thread to present itself was a lengthy process, as I didn’t like anything I have in my now paltry, boringly small stash.
Then I realized I had one of Karey Solomon’s HDTs (#40) that blends yellow, light rose, blue and green; the same shades as the threads embroidered on the hankie.
Though it seems such an unlikely choice, when I tested it I liked it immediately! It does not reveal all its glory on the screen, but it really is surprisingly pleasing.
I hope I have enough thread. That’s the thing with HDTs; I usually buy only one skein, which is really not a smart move. Inevitably, I end up fretting about running out and that means, of course, that it is essential to tat as fast and furiously as is humanly possible!
Oh, yes. The pattern is Mary Konior’s Gossip, tatted in two rows. ( I may have to use another thread for that row...) This is a pattern I have not used before. Probably I have avoided it because it is done in two rows.
Adelheid Dangela, “Occhi Patchwork”
Approximate diameter: two inches, #60 thread
For some reason, I have always enjoyed tatting motifs with this type of shape. However, I did NOT enjoy the colour of the thread which I now have used up; I am glad it is gone!
The colour distressed me and I rushed along at the end to be done with it, joining the last element to the wrong place. After hiding the ends, I saw my error. Correcting it dealt the death blow for this motif... it is now ear-marked for The Boss’s “artwork-stash.”
I forgot to ask tatters about this:
While tatting the first row of Brenen, I had a terrible time as I always do with the centre rings. The instructions say to tat a ring of 12-12.
Whenever I do this, I can never figure out how to untwist what always happens next. The rings get all twisted and turned and I end up with bad words erupting unbidden from my mouth at a truly horrifying volume. RUN, Mr G!
So, I replace the drections with a ring of 2-10-10-2, instead, creating some stability by joining picots between the rings.. How do you tat this without the picots and not have it get all out of shape? I just don’t get it.