Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Market Bag Tatting
The thread I used to knit the Market Bag is 4 ply mercerized cotton, Elle Premier, made in Bulgaria. Far too thick for tatting, of course. But so smooth and tightly spun, it was tempting. Why not give it a try? It works fine, though I won't get much tatting from one bobbin. It's interesting that the work doesn't curve as much as with finer thread. I assume that's because it's difficult to pull the stitches really tight? How about adding beads?
Yup, that works too. I'm thinking this thread might work for barefoot sandals. I'd better find my biggest shuttle.