Friday, January 28, 2011

Ruffled Heart

Tweaking my skills using size 60, 70 and 80 threads has become an obsession with me.  It looks like its going to be one of my Challenges for 2011.  So I decided to tat Vicki Clarke's Ruffled Heart to get more comfortable with smaller threads.   It is the up coming lesson for the On Line Tatting Class with Georgia Seitz.
I used Star 6 cord tatting thread in shade 168.  I don't see a size on the thread.  Its either a 60 or 70 size thread.  I guess in those days if it stated tatting on the label it was understood to be a size 60 or 70.  Maybe someone in blog land knows for sure.

I did get all my threads organized this week by brand, that was a three day task.  I wonder how long that is going to last.  I did a major clean up in my craft room and threw out over 100 crochet and quilting magazines.  I kept only the vintage ones.  One thing I did find is a spool of  Royal Society tatting thread in size 70 in tact, I forgot I had that little guy.  I have 2 Lily's the rest of my small thread are either Star, coats & Clark's or J&P coats.
Enough of my ramblings, its off to bed I go, I had enough fun for one day.


  1. That's a very pretty heart in very pretty thread! I'm still working on my sewing room. When did I accumulate all that stuff? I'm hoping my friend Pat will come over to "shop" for goodies soon!

  2. That is really pretty! :)