Today I finally finished the tatted rice bag. You can find the instructions at www.be-stitched.com. She has a wonderful collection of free patterns as well as her beautiful artistic endeavors. I used Thread Art perle cotton 8 that you can find on sale, I believe today yet, at www.threadart.com. I used about 3/4 of the spool to make this. The spool is 75 yards/10 grams. The tatting measures 5" across before blocking and I'll be ready to block it later. Just an observation, I wound the shuttle (Lacis) a little plumper than normal and I made it all around.
I really liked the little pattern so well, I started another one :) I'm also using squares of fabric that came as a pre-cut series and bundled,as the base to hold the potpourri. Not too sure how I'm going to do this yet. I think I'm going to have to crunch or smash the bag of lavender so it will be a powder consistency. Has anyone done this?
The yellow thread is from www.hhtatting.com and size 20 Lizbeth. This thread makes a nice, crisp finish. Barbara is soon going to have new shuttles on her site sometime in the fall. I can't wait. I've tried a lot of shuttles and the ones with the bobbins all seem to slip on me. They don't hold the thread well. Looking forward to purchasing a few!
Anyway, last night I worked on the mauve/rose whatever sock color it is and got a little bit more done. Maybe I can finish the first one tonight. It gets lonesome without it's mate. LOL