I just found this the other day and had forgotten about it. I wanted to block the chains around the outside, but as I see it now, they remind me of the vines on pumpkins all twisty and out of shape so...I think I will leave them as is. I bought this at Hobby Lobby a year or so ago and wanted to decorate it since it wasn't very nice by itself. So...I tatted around it, waited to block it and find it much later and like it as is. It's not perfect, but neither am I. :) I believe the thread is size 40 Lizbeth Autumn Spice.
May your autumn season be blessed!!!