....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.