I am as addicted to buying tatting threads as my hubby is to camping gear. Tatting cordonnet has body like no other thread. My tatted knots are uniform and firm. My work rarely needs blocked or starched. I normally just press it a little with steam and let it cool. I recently purchased two variegated threads which I normally avoid. I always feel that thread changing color through the lace detracts from the design itself.
I purchased the variegated thread because it is autumn in Western PA and I am particularly fond of making tatted leaves from my own patterns. So I wanted to produce fantastic autumn leaves in honor of my favorite season. The result was beautiful. Yummy autumn colors alternating throughout the leaf.
This 18″ fully tatted necklace will be traveling to the Blue Heron Art Gallery with me tomorrow for display. The necklace pattern is Simplicity. Simple rings and chains with some graduation at the apex. A small amount of glass seed beads and Czech fringe beads in a dark amber color give this piece striking sparkle. The necklace color is mocha which is repeated in the variegated leaf. The leaf itself (called Birch) is suspended by a Sterling ring along with a large deep brown wooden disc. I love it. I am really pleased with the result and will be working more with this cordonnet. 🙂