Monday, July 28, 2008

Introducing "MIDDLE EARTH" Tatting HDT Silk

I haven't been this excited about a colorway since "Peach Pandorea".
Just like "Karen's Halo", "Middle Earth" will only be available in silk because cotton just does not give that precious metal look that silk does.
Hopefully the photo relays the rich golds, bronze and coppers. I am so enamoured with the silk threads.
I just hope that I can repeat this colorway because it was tricky and required two separate curing days. If I can successfully reproduce it again I will make it a permanent colorway in the shop.
Still working on other projects that are not quite ready to share.

And "BLAST IT ALL!" I am adding yet another change to the "Royal Diadem" doily pattern....the perfectionist in me can not let this one out until I feel it is perfect!

Also, I listed a couple of really whimsical shuttles today.


Bonnie said...

"Middle Earth" looks lovely!! I really like the idea of having permanent colorways available in your shop.

How have you been feeling?

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Oooh! The thread looks so rich! I love the shuttle, too! Whimsy works for me!

Iris Niebach said...

This is absolutely my prefered color, beside all rosa shades, which I rarely use. I love it. What do you tat with silk and how comes it out? Is it sufficently stiff? What size is it compared to cotton?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you Bonnie! I'll drop you a personal email later today and catch you up.

Have fun at your mom's house Diane....and say Hi to Lala for me!

Iris - you can tat anything with silk. So far I have tatted jewelry, doilies and bookmarks in silk.
It tat's up very nicely. It is very strong and smooth. Not quite as stiff as 6 cord cotton but it does block very nicely.
I have different sizes available, 100, 80, 70, 20, and 10. You should try a skein and see what you think!

TattingChic said...

Oh! I cannot wait to be able to purchase some of your beautiful silk threads....
:( unfortunately I HAVE to hoo!
I am glad to hear that you'll have some permanent colors in your thread collection! That makes it all the more easier to bare.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thanks Chiclet,
When you get some time...I'd love an update from you.... HUGS

Pamela said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS and the name is brilliant.