Down the Rabbit Hole
Well, I’m now the owner of another tatting needle and another shuttle. I have discovered a definite preference for the Clover shuttles I have in my possession, over that metal Victorian-style shuttle from Lacis, and the metal Susan Bates hook shuttle. I’d love to get an Aero shuttle and try it out. I also need to learn to use the needles for anything other than rings-only work. I am very excited about the needles. They feel more natural to me. I have a video from the library on needle tatting, and can hopefully watch it sometime this week.
Here’s some recent practice:
Pattern here, thread #30, some DMC cordonnet, I think, I picked up second-hand. I love this little bookmark, despite its flaws (in execution, not the pattern). Look! My first split rings!
Pattern here. From Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton,#10. The picture in the pattern is fuzzy, and I did the bottom of the cross differently from what it specified.
Brad’s favorite — pattern here. From Royale Classic Crochet Cotton, #10, color Ocean. I enjoyed this, but for some reason the petals on the flowers want to twist a lot. I’m actually doing another one in rainbow thread, and finding it is happening again. Maybe I need to loosen up the tension on them.