February 8, 2013

Experiments with Thread and a Lovely Pendant

I ordered the new Handy Hands Catalogue and was sent two samples of thread to try, Fruit Fizz size 20 which I just bought:-( and size 3 Ocean Sunset:-) While flipping through the catalogue I found quite a few lovely patterns, one of which caught my eye. "Sand Dollar Coaster" by Sandy. I decided to give the size 3 a shot using this pattern. After the first three large rings were tatted I realized the last ring wouldn't fit well and finished at 4. It measures about 3". I was also able to tat "Simple Flower Heart" by Martha Ess from her book Tat's Amore'. I really like how this came out. It was a very simple design, but because the thread was so thick it produced a nice sized heart:-)

After I finished using the size 3 I decided to give the sand dollar coaster pattern another shot using a thinner thread. I used size 20 vinyard harvest. This time I completed all 5 ring repeats and added decorative graduated picots. I finished it off with a dragonfly charm. I absolutely love how it turned out:-)

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