Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Coral Reef Project

Oooh...I love the colors in this thread. I purchased it from Pamela, it is a lovely high quality thread in gorgeous colors. Once in a while I like to pull out all my vintage books are just start cruising through them. So often I find so many things I never remember noticing before. I think this pattern looks pretty modern - but I found it in "Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2", by Julia Sanders. As I often do, I used just one motif for the matching earring.

In other news - I am mourning the loss of another vintage metal shuttle. I really like the early Boye shuttles - they are high quality and don't tarnish, not like the new metal ones...ick. The older Boye are a little dangerous with light color threads if you get the thread caught in between the bobbin and the shuttle. So, I use them only with the darker color threads, but I really like them because they have a removable bobbin (the only kind of shuttle I use) and they will hold more thread than Aeros (especially with beads on the thread). Between my grandmother and antique shops I managed to pick up about 6 of them but I am down to my last one. Eventually they all snap on me down at the base. I am constantly switching bobbins and I think after a while it's too much stress on that spot. Bah.

8 comments:

TattingChic said...

Oh, the dark splotches I've acquired on my thread getting it caught between the bobbin and the shuttle on my old Boyes! LOL! One more reason why I LOVE my "new" (to me~in the last 5 years) Aeros!

Your Coral Reef project is absolutely beautiful! I think it is probably my favorite colorway of Pamela's! You've done a love job tatting it up (as always!).
:)

Carol Lawecki said...

This is a very lovely set! Pamela's colors are all so beautiful!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Wow! This is a stunning set!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

It's a beautiful necklace set. I am sorry to hear about your shuttles...that is very frustrating.

Vinnie said...

Beautiful as always.
I love your jewellery.
Striking colors.

Tatskool said...

The necklace and earring are stunning. Thank you so much for showing off my thread to perfection.

Valerie said...

this set of accessories is lovely.

Neophyte said...

These are beautiful!!! I would love to have the pattern, if you can share.. These are awesome! I just love all your patterns..keep up the good work!!!