Friday, January 11, 2013

Love the chance to have some tatting time again!!! :)

Tried my own thought on HDT(hand dyed thread).  I was hoping for something like Confetti with just dots of color.  I bought some Tulip brand Permanent Fabric Markers and used size 20 Lizbeth Snow White thread.
The first attempt was just "dotting" the thread randomly to get color on the thread, but I found out it would take more pressure and work.  I did get one done this way.  
 I could not get a good picture no matter how hard I tried, but I took these 2(one above and the one below) to try and show it.
 Next attempt was to draw lines across the thread(oh, for both techniques you have to do one side of the thread and then the other).  This drawing of lines is again, more challenging then you would think because I had to apply pressure to get the color on the thread.  Either way I did achieve what I was looking for.  It does make a very pretty(and very! light) Confetti thread.  :)
 Next, I am working on a doily that has inspired me, but I am not telling which one till it's done and hopefully you will see what it inspired.  :)
 This little bit below is a piece of tatting with my Confetti thread(the striped one), but I messed up on the outer round and then goofed and cut the picot so I couldn't finish it.  Either way I really like the way the thread looks!
 This last picture with tatting is to show you something cool(at least I think so).  My daughter talked me into getting this really pretty snowflake drying mat for my dishes for the holiday season.  Well, when we got home I liked the feel of it and thought it would make a great tatting mat.  Well, she surprised me and bought me this  cream colored one which is a bit different than my snowflake one because it has a loop for hanging and a snap to keep it closed if you want it closed.  And the Lizbeth threads I have had on it seem to cling(as the picture shows) to it like felt pictures on a felt board(for those who know about them).  I love it!!!
 She says she got it at a local store call Meijer here in the kitchen supplies.  Here is a picture of the wrapper that was on it.  It's a microfiber drying mat.  Just thought someone else might like to know about it too.  :)


Jane McLellan said...

Well done for dyeing your own thread! I've dyed knitting yarn with lines and 'confetti' like that, keep meaning to try tatting thread but have't gotten around to it yet. Interesting effect.

Carla said...

Hi God' kid
Good tatting!
A kiss

max said...

beautiful tatting
wonderful job

God's Kid said...

Thanks Jane!! I would love to see your confetti thread if you do some!!! :)
Thank you Carla and Max!! :)

Lelia said...

Lovely tatting + congrats on being selected to win Fox's giveaway!!!