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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Threads from Heather and a Doily

Heather of The Tarnished Tatter held a giveaway to mark her blogavesary in May and I was among the lucky few picked to receive something from her. In my case, it's either a copy of her book or choosing 3 skeins from her HDT tatting thread. For someone who will never have enough pf tatting thread, naturally I chose the threads. I chose the many-coloured hand-dyed, the lemon freeze and the Bead box (I think)

I received the threads last week, and boy they are much more beautiful in person. I couldn't wait and started making some snowflakes with the many-coloured HDT. I think the snowflakes look pretty with that thread. The other two thread are still in their skeins. I have to think of something special for them.



To see more of Heather's HDT, visit her etsy shop, hajdesigns31.etsy.com There are many other things to find there besides her HDT.

The designs are from my book Tatted Snowflakes Collection.

For no apparent reasons, I decided to tat myself a doily. The pattern is from the Japanese book, A New Approach to Tatting by Yusai Shokoin. I am using Omega thread in size 50 for this.


I have finished 4 rounds and almost finished the 5th round before running out of thread in one of the shuttles. Utilising the split ring and split chain techniques, I was able to work until the fifth round without any cut-and-tie after each round. There are 13 rounds in all. Two of the rounds are made up of small flower motifs. I foresee those two rounds are going to take quite a while to complete. I get bored very fast with repetitive motifs, :-)

11 comments:

  1. wow...what a lovely piece of work...need to learn a lot more from you

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  2. OMGosh, Jon! That doily is absolutely stunning! I LOVE the color, of course, and the pattern is just gorgeous.

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  3. Me too, I get bored after awhile with repeats. But I do love the look of a well finished doily :-)

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  4. Oooo, that thread looks great - love the snowflakes from it! The doily looks good, too. It's great that you could go from one round to the next without the awful cut and tie!

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  5. What beautiful threads! The snowflakes are really pretty. I'm just learning to tat and am having some trouble trying to figure out how to add a new thread,any books or suggestions?

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  6. the doily is really beautiful..eager to see the finished one

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  7. Those snowflakes are beautiful, as is the doily. Your tatting is so elegant, Jon! Fox : )

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  8. I am not getting any pictures, I wonder why and i am dying to see them!

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  9. Pamela, I have reload the photos. I hope you can see them now. I don't know why they disappeared earlier.

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  10. Congratulations on your winnings. Your doily is coming along very nicely. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project.

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