Friday, October 13, 2017

The first class project from Tat Days is the Ring of Clovers.  The class was taught by Paige Deputy and was my first successful attempt at tatting over a plastic ring, aka "cabone".

I see that my tension isn't consistent since the rings and chains aren't mirrored exactly, even though there are the same number of stitches.  However, for a class project it turned out very well.  Usually the things I make while learning have more flaws.  Once I've made a pattern and have more confidence it turns out better.

The thread for this one is "Serendipity" by AlenAleaDesign.  You can find her on Etsy.  The colors are a bit brighter in real life than what my scanner captured.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Here's a closeup of a section of Morning Crocus.  Karey says she paints the colors on, rather than dip dyeing; it's more obvious when you can see a bit of the skein itself.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Last month I went to Palmetto Tat Days in Toccoa, GA, again.  This year I was able to get some HDT from Karey Solomon.  I had heard of her wonderful thread, but somehow missed it last year.  (How, I don't know, unless she had a much smaller supply then).  I'm still winding the new threads onto bobbins but wanted to share some of them first.  A couple, like Kilt, aren't as impressive on the bobbin as they were in the skein, unfortunately.  I bought 14 different colors; here are some of them.  The first one is bamboo, not cotton, and is really soft.  Karey says it's more absorbent, too, and makes great coasters.  I told her I live in the land of no humidity, so I rarely use coasters.  :-)

I'm not sure if I'm more enchanted by the colors or by the names.  In addition to the ones below, I also have Early Spring, Jellyfish, Spring Morning Lakeside, Toodles, and Verdigris.

Isn't it pretty?  I think/hope the colors show up fairly accurately.

Grape Hyacinth

Midnight Breeze

Morning Crocus

Kilt, view 1

Kilt, view 2 (the other side of the bobbin)

It Might Be Magic, view 1

It Might Be Magic, view 2

Shepherd's Warning