Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Playing with metallic thread

I was disappointed that Rita Richmond was unable to attend Palmetto Tat Days this year. Not only was I looking forward to seeing her new shuttle designs, I was also interested in seeing her new line of metallic threads!


Being rather impatient, I ordered the Rexana and DMC threads that Rita carries on my way home from Tat Days. Aren't smart phones wonderful?


I haven't done much tatting this week, as two of my grandchildren are visiting and I've been helping them with schoolwork. However, I have tatted enough to know that I really like the Rexana!


Rita sent me pictures of three shuttles she thought I would like, and she was so right! I do like the decorated Moonlit shuttles because of the embedded crochet hook. However for smooth tatting pleasure, nothing beats Rita's own acrylic shuttles!


By now, you know how hard it is for me to resist beautiful shuttles. When Rita posted these, I headed straight to her Facebook shop. This picture does not do them justice. They are gorgeous! I wish I had realized that she also had two of her acrylic shuttles with the poppy and flower designs. By the time I noticed, they were gone!

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  1. Those shuttles are simply too good !!!

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    1. I know! I think my purchases are completely justified!

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  2. They are beautiful someone in Yalta d sleeps well tonight if they own those beauties 😄

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  3. Oooh, so what are you tatting with that metalic thread?? :)
    Fabulous shuttles as always!!! :)

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    1. It's an Ice Drop. That seems to be the easiest, fastest pattern for me to tat these days. I sure hope I have a glass gem or bead to fit!

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  4. Beautiful shuttles, the rooster one is my favourite. The threads must shine more than we can see. Are they fairly fine, the tatting looks very dainty?

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    1. I love the rooster! The threads are very shiny. My guess is that the Rexana is between a size 80 and 100.

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  5. Beautiful moonlit with hooks? Oh boy... say more about the rexana please. I'd love to find a good metallic thread.

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    1. I'm very pleased with the Rexana. I believe it's the thread the Russian ladies use for their jewelry. It's only available in gold and silver in Rita's shop. My guess is that it's between size 80 and 100. I'm very pleased with it!

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  6. I looove tatting with metallic thread. Looks soooo rich!! Beautiful shuttles.

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  7. Lovely new shuttles and metallic threads. I imagine you could use a shank or "back-holed" button for the center of a very small Ice Drop. Creative Tatting Bliss...<3

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  8. Thanks for publishing the metallic thread work. I've been curious about metallic threads. Its beautiful!

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