Saturday, May 21, 2016

Another slow day for tatting

I meant to get a lot of tatting done, but it just didn't happen. Household chores took over my morning, and I spent most of the afternoon helping daughter Carol with her costume for The Little Mermaid. It's not finished, but we did get a good start on it.

The yellow Fiore thread was calling to me, so I decided to work with it before starting with my beautiful new Lilac Sea hand-dyed thread. This time I'm using the next larger picot gauge. I want to see how much of a difference the larger picot makes. Yes, I'm tatting another Spinning Wheel glass mat from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. I'm still keeping on track with tatting at least one per week in 2016!

Eliz and I have corresponded regarding the stiffness of the Concentric Rectangles doily. Is the stiffness from the thread, the tension of the double stitches, or the size of the picots? I want to try my next one with larger picots to see if it changes the look and feel. We don't know if we don't try, right?


  1. Some days we get more done than others, love the yellow thread.

  2. Looking forward to your experiments on both the mats :-)

  3. Interesting and I can't wait to see what you find out about the picots. I've never used a gauge - they hadn't been invented when I started tatting!!!

  4. That looks like it's going to "glow"!! :)


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