Friday, February 12, 2010

Tatting, Shuttles, and Hand Dyed Threads

New venture for Ladyshuttlemaker OR my newest shuttle

Hand-Dyed Threads from TATSKOOL (colors in text)
More from TATSKOOL wound on EZ Bobs

COLORS: Bottom to top; Vanilla Sky (40); Rusty Red from Bracken Crunch; Bracken Crunch (20); Key Lime (40); Chocolate Sauce (40); also a spool of Raspberry Ripple in 40. (not shown)

Returned to Sheep May Safely Graze and completed the Trellis portion in silk threads; and, moved on to the VIOLAS. I did one Viola yesterday after reading the instructions repeatedly, and looking at the diagram; but, I hit a snag in the next to last part of the instruction So, as is my wont, I sent out an SOS to Karey S. (since it is her design). I looked at the visual and I don't see a join where the pattern calls for a join. It is one of those, "What do I join to? If any of you have tatted Sheep and can tell me about that section 6 + 6 followed by a CH 8 (then goes back to the beginning), let me know what in the world you joined TO. LOL The one try I made ended up 'floating' ~ obviously I did something wrong! I'm loath to continue because I'm using HDT (choc raspberry by TatSkool)

So excited, LadyShuttleMaker sent my new HDT ~ all silk! The colors: 2 skeins each are: Brown Rose and Wildflowers; 1 skein, Bright Green (which really is a pleasant green), and 3 skeins of Off White. Very exited about the off white as it is perfect for the Sheep marching around the outside of the doily; and, very glad I bought 3 skeins.

Plus, the cutest, sterling silver shuttle, about the size of a small clover shuttle. (Noticed that I should have flipped the photo, so Sherry's card could be read; but, you get the idea) I believe it will be great for finer threads from 50 up! I don't normally tat with metal shuttles (although I have at least five very old ones; and one vintage sterling), but I will certainly tat with this one and see how it goes! Decided to buy it because it will be such a great addition to my collection. Have become quite picky about the collection and am limiting my collectibles to pro-to types and 'new' designs ~ like the Pop a Bobbin from Sally's DH. (which I'm looking forward to using).

HDT Addiction: Threads from TATSKOOL in Ireland: In size 40: Rainbow Brite, Antique Bronze, Choco Raspberry: Size 50 Raspberry Ripple, and in 20 Raspberry Sorbet ( I reordered some colors I previously had ordered because I really liked them). The colors on the EZ bobs are also new to my thread stash.

6 comments:

Fox said...

Ooh la la !!! Very nice Valentine Treats for Bev! Yo deserve them! Have fun with your goodies.
Fox !♥♥ : ))

Maureen said...

I was admiring that very shuttle on Lady Shuttlemaker's blog just a few days ago - so glad it's gone to a good home!

Isdihara said...

So happy to see that marvel of a metal shuttle go to such a good home!

Whoooo-eeeee, your thread spree makes my unrepentant (thread junkie) heart beat faster! Cupid sure knows how to make you happy!

As it happens, I am currently stalled on a Choco-Raspberry tatting project too and await tatting enlightenment for my conundrum. Take heart! The answer will come.

Tatskool said...

That was my favourite shuttle too of all the ones she made. Enjoy. I love my shuttle collection too...just to look at, makes me feel the history of tatting.

Ridgetatter said...

My shuttle collection is quite conservative in comparison with other tatters. I didn't really think of it as a collection until I had more than twenty that didn't include German Aeros, Clovers, Innox. I've a slew of those more common types. I love looking the collections of others, some are really awesome!
I'm looking forward to two new additions in the near future; they are winging their way here as I keyboard. LOL

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