Sunday, January 09, 2011


I am truly on a roll with this small thread.  I have been tatting all day today since it was freezing cold and windy today.  The only time I ventured out was to give my wild birds fresh water.  It was rough trying to fill up the bird baths when the wind was blowing the freezing water on me.  I just hope the little creatures appreciate it.

After all that, I started working on Iris Niebach's Adele from her book Fantasia 3.  I have all of Iris' books except her jewelry book.  The thread I used in Adele is J & P Coats color # 170.  They just don't make colors like they use to.  I don't dare go tat with a size 20 thread right now, I am afraid I won't be able to tat with the size 80 thread...LOL  I think I will go tat something a lot easier for the rest of the night.  Now I can tat edgings on the 100 vintage hankies with all my vintage size 60, 70, and 80 thread.


  1. I am so tempted to pull that book out! That thread looks very familiar. I'll have to check and see if I have a ball in my stash. Maybe I should finish the hanky edging I'm working on first, though!

  2. Oh yes, I really love this thread's colors, and the pattern. . . Very nice!

  3. It took me a long time to venture into tatting with the tiny threads. I have to admit they are still not my first choice. I like them for edgings, tiny and delicate looking but they don't always work for larger motifs. I have to remember to adapt my picot size to match the thread too. Good for you for using your stash and getting comfortable with this fine thread!

    I find I really like the Venus threads in size 70. Beautiful rich solid colors and the thread is nice and crisp. I don't think they have any variegated though.

  4. Very pretty edging.
    Fox : )