16 February 2009

Another from Rosemarie

Although Rosemarie Peel calls this book 'Tatting Basic Patterns' I'm finding lots for all tatters in here. As usual, and as I've said before, this book is very clearly written with excellent instructions and diagrams.

For an ancient tatter like me it's ideal to work with after a glass and a half of red wine because you just can't go wrong!

The thread is some of Handy Hands Lizbeth in number 20. This arrived in my mail box on Saturday morning from a potential UK supplier. I won't mention names until I hear that they will stock it. I LOVE this thread. Very reminiscent of Flora. Firm, easy to work with and the colour changes are good too.

I had absolutely no problems with twisting or any of the other 'rumours' I'd heard about so I guess that the problems that the original batch had have been ironed out. I'm not a great lover of variegated thread but this works well for me.

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that the supplier does import this into the UK as I've got my eyes on several colours in the Handy Hands shop already!!!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Good morning (or evening in your case), Jane! I'm glad to read that Handy Hands has been able to solve their thread problems. I have some of their original batch, which was quite twisty, and I'm eagerly awaiting some of the new thread due to ship at the end of February. This is a beautiful color combination! I must look through my books to see if I have this one!

Unknown said...

Oh, it looks like a very pretty letter "H"! Are we starting a very fancy set of alphabet letters now! ;)

I can't wait to try out the new Lizbeth thread.

Ridgewoman said...

I,too am anxiously awaiting the arrival in late Feb. for my Elizabeth thread order. AND, althought I'm a bit puzzled by the 'alaphabet' comment....
I really am enjoying Rosemarie Peel's new, 2009, book release (plus I think the basic tatting chart included is wonderful for teachers because it's large enough to put up for student's reference! Way cool!)
I've yet to begin ont of the patterns; however, I always find Rosemarie's visuals and instructions very easy to follow.
Thanks for sharing, mate!
X Ridgetatter

Tatskool said...

OOOOOOOOOOOH I do hope they do stock it.

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