My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tatting With Size 80

One ball of size 80, DMC in particular, fills up just under four shuttles.


How do I know?

I have been working with size 80 thread this past week.  I have not worked with anything smaller than 40 but for this current project I will be needing more than one ball and the only ones that I have is the size 80.  I have forgotten how it felt tatting with fine thread and now I understand why some tatters keep picking up these fine sizes to work with.

I have finished one motif of the project and it used up almost half a ball of the size 80.  The way it is going I did the right thing to pick that thread because I am going to need at least two balls for it.

This is what I managed to finish with two full shuttles of size 80, one square and a little bit more of the second square motif.  The complete square is 4.5in wide (11.5cm).

I like to join similar motifs together to see if there are any underlying design the pops up, and I think this is one of those time that it may turn out quite well. If you have been to my facebook page Tat-a-Renda, you would have seen a representation of it.  Here it is again, for those who are not on Facebook.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! I am struggling with the shuttle, so I keep going back to needle method. Need to give it another go. Beautiful work!

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  2. Śliczny wzór, piękny byłby szal.
    Mam prośbę, czy mogłabyś mi dać wzór, irenekaba@gmail.com
    serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  3. That is a lovely pattern and by putting the four squares together there is a lovely pattern emerging. 80thread is just too fine for me my eyes would have trouble with tatting with it.
    Margaret

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  4. It works very well, amazing how those diamonds show up when the four squares are joined!
    Tatting does look a lot nicer in finer threads, but size 20 has it's place too. I have worked with size 10 and I found that very tiring.

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  5. What an attractive design. Fancy doing all that in an 80 thread.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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  6. This is another unique pattern you have chosen your complex personality is coming out ha ha! always love your work it is perfect!

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    1. Ha ha ... I don't know how complex may nature is, but my mind do tend to wonder a bit.

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  7. That is going to be spectacular! There are so many unexpected patterns emerging. If only you had enough thread, I think it would look really neat to have 9 squares joined. This is one of those designs that seem to work best in a single solid color, too.

    Size 80 is my favorite size to work with. Unfortunately, most designers these days are using size 20 all the time, so if I try to make something in a finer thread, it comes out ridiculously small. I do like designs like this that can work well in any size thread.

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    1. Yes, I agree, joining more squares together will bring out the design better. I am attempting for four squares initially. Additional to that will be considered later.

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  8. I love, love, LOVE this project. Is it your pattern? I didn't know you were on Facebook...but you have now officially been "liked" :) Beautiful work! I love my size 80 thread!

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    1. Thank you for liking my page on Facebook.

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  9. This is very different and very beautiful. You don't see squares very often either. Since you use #80, they will look very 'lacy'.

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  10. Hi, this is so beautiful!!! Is a description, maybe...? :)

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