Monday, April 2, 2018

Liz Metallic Frappe

Are you tired of seeing my tests of the new Liz Metallic threads? I'm not! 😁

As with the other metallic threads I've tested, this one does not show up nearly as nicely on the computer monitor as it does in person. The glass gem is a perfect accent to the thread. I think a flat shuttle works best for me when working with metallic threads. It's easy to wind and unwind the thread, and I don't have to worry about rubbing the threads between the tips of a post shuttle. I do like the bobbin shuttles for metallics, but I find that I can tat more evenly with the flat shuttle. This shuttle is from Grizzly Mountain Arts.

I'm making good progress on Renulek's Wiosna 2018, but I'm falling behind all because I snipped off round 8. I'll catch up!

I dusted off my sewing machine and made this lined drawstring bag today. I love this pattern by Jeni Baker! Using four fat quarters, I was able to cut out the pieces for two bags. I finished this one and started another. I would have finished them both, but my sewing machine was acting up so I took it in for servicing. Luckily, I have another sewing machine!


  1. I am enjoying these threads and wonder what color I would get, mind spinning wondering all possibilities. Love shuttle too

  2. Also what are you planning to put in your bag? Tatting?

  3. I just realized that the metallic threads from Handy Hands are named 'Liz'! You certainly have made us aware of them with all your experiments!

    I am trying very hard to keep up with you, but you're like a whirlwind of activity! I don't know how you keep up with all your hobbies and find time to post almost every day! I have been feeling guilty about not posting after three years, and finally did a new post. I spend a lot of time reading about tatting and enjoy everyone's blogs, but I have gotten off-track in actually doing any tatting. Just a few things here and there. I have yet to try an ice drop, but that's next on my agenda!

  4. Another great Ice Drop!! :)
    Love how "springy" your doily is!!! :)
    Great bag!! :)


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