Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tatting with Finca
Jane asked me to let her know how I liked Presencia Finca, which I bought online. So, I dutifully neglected Dave's afghan and tatted up a bookmark. I didn't really neglect Dave's afghan... I did knit 4 rows.
This is an adaptation of Mary Konior's Flower Fragment from Tatting with Visual Patterns. Have I mentioned that this is one of my favorite books? The thread is Finca #16, color #7644. Don't ask me why I chose this color. I don't really care for orange, and I don't think it fits a floral motif very well, but it is what I used!
I can't say this is my favorite thread. After all, I am a confirmed HDT addict! Aside from that fact, this is not a bad thread. I agree with Steph... the colors are beautiful, and this size tats nicely... not bumpy like thicker perle cotton. There were a few slubs, but I was able to work through them because they weren't too big... more like fuzz lumps that pulled away fairly easily.
I admit that I had a prejudice against perle cotton. I had bought some of the thicker DMC perle cotton a few years ago. The bumps made it nearly impossible for me to tat. But this past summer, my mom gave me some of her perle cotton that she uses for weaving. I tried tatting with it, and I really liked it. That experience made it much easier for me to try the Finca.
So, dear Jane, I think it's worth a try! Now, on to trying out the shuttle for Clyde!
P.S. ~ This is number 3 for the 25 Motif Challenge!