Sunday, January 1, 2012

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3...

When Dave and I were visiting Mom in L.A. (Lower Alabama), we visited one of my favorite stores, Richtex Fabrics. I love to look for tassels and fabric, tapestry and upholstery fabric to be precise.


Mom found this pretty remnant and shared it with me. I took the smaller piece, and I have enough for two small purses. Looking through my threads, I found that Yarnplayer's "Knitty Gritty" is the perfect match for the fabric.


I love tatting with hand-dyed thread, and I hate to waste any of it. So I decided to test-tat the pattern that I think I want to use as an embellishment. Isn't it pretty?


It's edging No. 509 from Tatting: Second Edition, Designs From Victorian Lace Craft edited by Jules & Kaethe Kliot.

I think I need to shorten the chain between the motifs for my purposes. If I have time to play tomorrow, I may give it a try.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful thread and I love the motif. Can't wait to see the purses. Happy New Year.

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  2. Pretty thread! The motif looks like two hearts joined for Valentine's day?

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  3. Nice edging! Looks great in those colors! :)

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  4. Lovely fabric and thread. Richtex is one of my favorite stores too.

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  5. lovely tatting, I'm anxious to see how your purses turn out.

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  6. the fabric looks perfect with the coloured thread! can't wait to see your purses.

    lovely hearts there, diane.

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  7. Wow great match of fabric and thread!!
    Kelly

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  8. Happy New Year, Diane, to you and your family!

    That's quite a long trek down to Alabama and back! I'd be exhausted! But nothing slows you down! And here you are starting on new projects already! That thread match to the fabric is awesome! I have not seen this book before - apparently a compilation of several vintage books - a real treasure trove.

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  9. Beauitful thread and I love the pattern of your edging.
    Margaret

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  10. Lovely fresh new creative beginning to 2012. Happy Hugs to you...

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