Friday, March 8, 2013

Trying size 80

I normally tat using size 10 crochet thread, as that is what I can easily find in my area. I have a fair collection of Lizbeth size 20 that I like to use for special projects, but until December I hadn't been able to get any size 80 thread.
For those who may be wondering when I talk about thread size, the higher the number is, the smaller the thread. Size 80 is one of the traditional thread sizes when it comes to tatting and makes the finished piece look daintier.
 Anyway, I tatted using size 80 thread for the first time a few days ago.

Lizbeth size 80: Victorian Red

It was just a simple pattern of chains joined to a key broach, but I quite enjoyed the experience. Size 80 is much finer then the size ten I normally use, but it was really fun to tat with. I'm eager to think of another pattern that I can tat with size 80.
Don't be afraid to try something new!


  1. Woah, that key is cool enough without the tatting, but that looks fantastic-er with it!!!!! I'm so excited that grammar just became meaningless! (Now, I want one!!!!)

    1. Thanks, I try to pick out cool objects to add tatting to. And keys are amazing all on their own. Tatting can be a bit difficult to learn, but after you know how to do the basic techniques, the possibilities are nearly endless as to what you can achieve.