Thursday, January 19, 2017

Finca is Ferociously Floppy

... so imagine how happy I am, with thanks to Frivole, to have tatted her Crystal Star, using a lovely #20 light lilac Lizbeth and pale purple crystals that she sent to me to tat her design. I have only #80 in my stash. (Thanks to Diane, who also came to the rescue!)


The thread colour does not show up on the screen. 
It is such a beautiful light lilac.



I had trouble with the long picot... I am not sure if  measured it correctly, but I did use the cardboard that we included with the pattern. Anyone else have this issue? I did manage to  tat over the excess, but I want to tat this again and wonder how to avoid the excess.


Imagine tatting a design in a day! 
What an intriguing idea!
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11 comments:

  1. Um, presumably your beads are the right size? I did fine with this pattern, but my beads were a bit small on my initial go at the north star and it did make a difference. Your lilac star is very pretty.

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    1. I assume they are correct as Joรซlle sent them to me. There was about 1/4" left over

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    1. Thank you Sue! What a joy to tat something so small. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. Beautiful color and crystal ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  4. Fabulous pattern and your star is fabulous in a beautiful colour.
    Love to Mr G

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  5. Hmm, that picot was just right for me. Gorgeous work, thread color!

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  6. I had to read this twice to believe my eyes - Fox is actually LIKING Lizbeth??? - it's a really lovely colour, and I don't have it - yet. I think I might need some, as Ginny Weathers is wont to say.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚I know! First post shuttles and now Lizbeth! I feel I've gone to the Dark Side!

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  7. The star looks great, and you did a wonderful job of hiding the excess picot thread. I can't see it at all!

    Did you use the gauge horizontally or vertically? Frivole uses her gauge horizontally, so that the core thread runs across the front of the gauge and the picot runs across the back. If you use the gauge vertically, so that the picot is completely wrapped around the gauge, you will end up with something twice as long as you need. It looks like you figured out a method that works though, based on your most recent post.

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    1. Yes, Robin, I finally figured out that I had had the gauge the wrong way! Thanks!

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