Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oliver Twists Edinburgh Rock

I finished another set of Stumpy motifs this morning! Stumpy is a wonderful little shuttle-shaped motif by Kersti Anear. It makes a wonderful bookmark, and I think it's great for Chris Hinton's "Tatted Shuttles," which are epoxy shuttles with tatting embedded in them.

I really love working with Oliver Twists, hand-dyed machine thread from the UK. I purchased mine from DS9 Designs. This particular set of threads is called Edinburgh Rock. I think I prefer the colors in the Scottish Heather set, but I'm still pleased with the way these turned out. They'll be off in the mail to Chris to be shuttle-fied tomorrow!

For those of you wondering about the size of the motifs, these are about 1.5 - 2" long, and about 1" wide. I have no idea why one turned out so much smaller than the others, but they're so pretty, I don't care! ; )


  1. Looks like another collection of gorgeous colors there!!! :)
    Love how beautiful those Stumpies look all the different colors! :)

  2. You are succeeding in great advertising for D9s. Those threads are lovely. Both the previous set and this set. My question is--if it is sewing thread, it's smaller than size 80. How is it to untat? I seem to do a lot of that--especially when I am trying so hard to be careful.
    Lucky to the new owners of those epoxy shuttles.

  3. Great colours! I'm off to check out those threads!

  4. these are beautiful and I love the "Edinburgh Rock" - the colours are exact!. Must get some as I live in Edinburgh


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