Experimenting with Non-Traditional Yarn for Tatting

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I’ve been experimenting a little bit with using different yarns for ‪‎tatting than the traditional tatting threads in preparation for teaching my upcoming “Beginning Shuttle Tatting” workshop at the end of this month at the Interweave ‪‎Yarn Fest‬ in Loveland, CO (March 31 – April 3, 2016).

The motif measures about 4 1/4″ (11 cm) in diameter and was worked with Patons Grace (136 yd [125 m] / 1 3/4 oz [50 g]; CYC #3 dk weight), a 100% mercerized cotton yarn. I like the weight of it. Perfect for coasters for upcoming garden parties. 🙂

The pattern is from a German book called Occhi Schiffchenspitze Frivolité. You can find the pattern on page 101.

Occhi Schiffchenspitze Frivolite

In the book, the motif is worked in one solid color but I changed it up at bit and worked it with a variegated orange color for the center and a light green color for the outside edge.

Hm, I still have some other colors of this yarn in my stash…

If I make all kinds of different color combinations, they could serve as identifiers for which glass belongs to whom…

I have to try that and see how it turns out!

Happy Tatting!


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