Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thread and 3 hours of fun

Unfortunately I left my iphone at home today so no photos.

I was going to share a photo of the brand new ball of thread that my cat tore apart last night.  I'm tempted to try to work out the tangle of purple thread but I keep flashing back to an unsuccessful rescue operation I attempted years ago.  I spent hours trying to save a tangled mess of green tatting thread and I finally gave it up. That was back in the 90s when any thread that was tat-able was precious and worth a fight to the death. These days I can salvage what's left of the ball and order a new ball of purple lizbeth thread for around $5 (not including shipping).   Thank God for Barbara Foster who has saved us from such desperate acts with her Lizbeth thread that is easily purchased from many sources. 

On another note, I am teaching again this year at the Finger lakes tatting seminar.  This time it is a 3 hour tour class that will hopefully result in the attendees going home with something that looks like the star in the header.   No shipwrecks involved although hijinks may ensue... 


  1. Oh phew- new thread! Even though it's easier to get and relatively cheap that's still a bummer! I'm grateful there are no extra troublemakers in my house when it comes to thread. I do enough of my own silliness on that front.

    I would love to come to FingerLakes and meet you and other tatters but alas, not in the budget or the school schedule.

  2. That is a very pretty 3D star. Have fun at class.

  3. The star in the header is stunning! Oh dear yes, it could take a long time to unravel a ball of thread, life may be too short for that, there are more exciting things to be done.

  4. An exciting and remarkle design, apparently combining Celtic and 3D! Definitely unique! It looks really complicated!

    That purple thread must have been irresistible to kitty! Yes we are fortunate that the commercially produced threads are more in abundance now! I'm especially grateful to and in awe of Barbara Foster for her tireless efforts on behalf of all tatters!


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