Monday, July 21, 2008
Col. Song's tatted bookmark
This bookmark was inspired by a pattern in the Big Book Book of Tatting pg 14.
It is tatted in size 20 SILK "Rainforest" and "Pear Glace" I hope you can see the shine of the thread in the scan. I have noticed that this silk tats up a bit smaller than size 20 cotton thread. Even though they look identical in size when lying next to one another...I think it compresses more when it is tatted. I hope Col. Song likes it.
Col. Song helped me to buy some silk that is even more tightly corded than what I have been working with. It is twice as expensive as the former silk. I will be dyeing a few batches in the next couple of days if anyone wants to try it. It is the kind of thread that I would save for very special tatting projects like exhibition and heirloom pieces.
We got a surprise today. A family is moving upstairs. They sound like a heard of elephants...so I am going to have to get used to the noise. We introduced ourselves and they seem nice. I hope we become friends. They have a teenage daughter and I wonder if she might be interested in learning to tat.
A new double decker shuttle was listed today.