4 May 2010

Pretty Posy

My latest finish ... which I am going to name Pretty Posy

Thread used are "Fern" by Yarnplayer and "ChocoRasberry" by Tatskool both in size 40.

The Pretty Posy was a second attempt.  My first tryout of this design is this one below
The thread used is Altin Basak polyester thread.

This is my first time using polyester thread for tatting. It is rather smooth and 'slippery'.  The stitches have a tendency of coming undone.  I had to pinch them real close, otherwise there will be gaps between the double stitches that appear like very small picots.  
The rings close very well if the thread is pulled in the right direction.  Let me explain.  I read somewhere that for polyester (and maybe silk, too), when you run the thread between the pinch of your thumb and your index finger, it will slide smoothly in one direction and you will feel some roughness if run the opposite way.  I don't know if this is true, but that is what I felt when working with this polyester thread.  Hopefully, someone who is more knowledgeable will be able to confirm if this is true and give a better explanation.

There are still four more days for you to submit your name for the giveaway draw.  Leanna asked if I really want to give away the Primrose Path.  
 Yes, I do.  Then there is a reason to tat it again at another time.


  1. It's amazing what a difference adding a second color can make. Both are pretty, but the top one is absolutely gorgeous!

    I've never tatted with polyester, and haven't wanted to because I always suspected it would be pretty much as you describe.

  2. I believe this is true about the thread. I do a lot of cross stitch and I will check my threads, even cotton, to see if one direction feels more rough and I will stitch in the direction of the smoother grain of the thread. Otherwise the thread will wear out and get fuzzy quite fast.

    I love the Pretty Posy =)

  3. Both pieces are lovely but your second attempt at the pretty posy is absolutely stunning in the colours you have chosen.

  4. Love your Pretty Posy and the the colours as well.

  5. Love the look of this pattern in the threads that you have picked. Very pretty.
    Fox : )

  6. What a pretty posy! Interesting point about the Altin Basak thread. I have been wanting to try it, but now I'm not so sure. It sure is a lovely color, though. The pairing of the HDTs you used is an eye catcher, too. Seeing them together reminds me of an orchid for some reason.

  7. This is really pretty, Jon! I love the pattern! :) The colors both time around are just beautiful!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  8. wow.. this is the first time i learn about tatting.. initially, i thought it is something related to Tattoo (cos i really love tattoo).. and i must say, tatting is such a delicate and lovely art.. the colours and patterns are so unique.. love it.. keep inspiring.. ^*^

  9. It does look really pretty.

  10. I like the solid colored tatting.......but the two colors you used in the second one?! Wow! I also love the added picots all around. Beautiful!

  11. nice but i like the solid color more.

  12. This colour piece is really perfect...


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