Saturday, February 23, 2008

So much TATTING my head is going to explode!

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First of all here is the finished doily in size 80 hand dyed tatting thread "Baby Shower". Nope, I didn't make baby booties this time....those are for a later date. Does your thread sometimes chant to you, "Tat me! Tat me! Tat me!" ?!?!?
Well, mine does. This thread wouldn't be quiet until I picked it up and just started tatting away. I don't design or even tat doilies all that much, but this was in my head and needed to be freed.
This doily design is 100% continuously tatted. I LOVE that it is tatted with one continuous unbroken string! Whoo hoo! I think this is a perfect design specifically for Hand Dyed Thread. I want to tweak the design just a bit and then I'll work on diagramming it.

Secondly, ....and this is exciting!
An excerpt from my Custom Hand Dyed Thread listing:
"Is there a color combo that you've been wanting but haven't been able to find?
Send me your color palette, and/or your own inspiration photo and and I will make you your own hand dyed thread. Just tell me what you want and be as specific as you can. You can even name your own thread!"
.....to learn more click here.

And finally, I dyed a new batch of "FUCHSIA" and it is lovely.

6 comments:

Marty said...

Ohhh, pretty, pretty, pretty! The thread really compliments the pattern -- or is it the other way 'round? Either way it's very striking. One continuous thread, too. Perfect.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! Yes, I have several threads calling to me... tat me, tat me, rings in my ears all day long! Soon! Soon! I answer!

In the meantime, please keep inspiring me with your luscious threads, inspirational patterns, and singing shuttles!

Clyde said...

OH Sherry what are you doing to those of us with HDTA. First the doily is very nice and one continuous thread, way to go. But to offer to custom dye a batch of thread for us is an offer that is to good to be true. Oh the possibilities.

yarnplayer said...

You just keep amazing with incredible creativity and energy! BTW I've sent you an email about my book idea.

Tattycat said...

This is just too much! The doily is lovely, and it is perfect for the thread/thread perfect for the pattern. I can't wait for you to diagram it, though I can't see where it needs to be "tweaked". My own HDT? You are killing me! Clyde and I are going to die early deaths, but will smiles on our faces!

Tattycat said...

I'm still working on what colors I want for my own HDT. Don't give up on me!