Sunday, March 19, 2017

More Thread?


I am wondering if I need to order another ball... Renata told me I would need only one, but I am only on Row 7 and the thread has diminished quickly. Anybody else using #20 Lizbeth for this pattern?

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  1. I am using size 20, but I'm working off a cone, so I'm not much help. Your doily sure looks pretty!

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  2. This is very interesting I too was wondering about this the thread I have is not that great to tat with cause it doesn't slide well and it looks like a larger size ball but I worry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆit is that omega size 50 and I not sure if they make the color any more ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. Maybe it wasn't a full ball, did you tat something else in that color? Where do you order your thread from?

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    1. It was a reputable vendor and the ball is a completely normal #20 Lizbeth and I haven't used it for anything else!๐Ÿ˜ณ

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    2. Sorry wasn't trying to blame the vendor, just curious as to where you order the thread from.

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    3. Oh! I didn't think you were blaming! I use Stitch Central - in Ontario. Their postage is a bit less expensive than the US outlets. :)

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  4. Renata may be using a different brand of thread. Some threads come in larger/smaller balls than Lizbeth does. She may have needed only 1 ball, but it is entirely possible that you may need 2 to tat the same thing. Can't remember which thread she usually uses. If you can remember what she uses, try looking it up and see how many grams in a ball of her thread. I run into that problem when tatting from old thread company patterns - 'x' number of balls of ....some extinct thread....equals how many balls of what's available today? ;-)
    StephanieW

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie, I thought about how she might have used another thread... I'm going to order one more so I can stop fretting!

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  5. I'm also using Lizbeth 20 and I'm up to the same row as you and I was also wondering if I'd have enough thread in one ball. Particularly with the amount of tatting to be done in Round 9.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! It's a fun one, isn't it? I'm ordering another just to be sure. I luckily like the colour. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. I am not tatting this doily. But going by two of hers which I worked in size 20 (2014, 2015), you will need just under 3 balls. The outer rounds become voracious ;-)

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    1. Wow! Well, I am not ordering a third ball, so I will finish what I can.. Thanks very much for the heads-up!

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  7. What she does say is how big her ball is or was, I am still tatting her mat from 2012/13 yes I picked it up again last week, and I am on the last but one row and just started the second ball, so glad I brought another one when I was tatting it. I call it a UFP Vernon calls it a work in progress.
    I think you better get another one even if you don't use it all, it will come in useful for something else.
    Love to Mr G

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  8. what colour is it? - one of the Mochas? Lots of European tatters have access to, and use Aida thread. It is beautiful to work with and it comes in very large balls.

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  9. Does she specifically state that she used Lizbeth? I know the stated size on Jan Stawasz's doilies is way off. It seems whatever thread he was using there (Poland too) isn't equivalent to the North American one.

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    1. I do think she uses Aida --- I didn't ask if it was Lizbeth. I should have!

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  10. Thanks, Tatters. ๐Ÿ’•I have ordered another ball!

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  11. Hello fox
    Very pretty !
    You made me want to make this model! I started it in thread DMC
    N ° 80 because I know that the models of Renulek are very large and I dare not invade the house with all my placemats, so I put the little ones in an album ;-)
    Have a nice day
    ancolie

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