....has been quite an experience for this inexperienced shuttle tatter!
The thread I used was Manuela Color by Stahl Wolle. I believe it is a sz 10 thread. I first thought the thread was dirty until I looked at it in better lighting. The color is variegated and SO subtle....
My, oh, my! I wanted to have a knotless doily. Well, I got that by learning to make a split chain AND split ring by Linda Davies YouTube video. She does such a beautiful job showing you how.
I have the booklet "Learn to Tat" with interactive dvd by Janette Baker.
The pattern, in my copy, had several errors and omissions for this pattern. I contacted Ms. Baker to let her know and she graciously gave me a link to a pdf file with the correction on her website. It's here.
I finished this piece today [picture was taken a few days ago] and I decided to leave it as is with the extra ring. *sigh*
All in all -- I learned a great deal and am feeling more confident to work on other pieces and learn even more techniques.
Once I get this blocked, I'll post a finished photo.
I am my mother's daughter. She taught me how to knit, ride a horse, love and enjoy the unique characteristics of all living things, shoot a .22 rifle, drive a car, cook, be kind to people (if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all), sing, and country dance.
Back to knitting...I dream, think, read and talk knitting.
I knit every day.
"There are few things as rewarding as having someone comment on your blog. You have to think about it, knit it, write it, take the pictures, upload it...so when someone says something nice, it's an automatic pat on the back!" Fleegle