I didn't actually PROMISE I wasn't going to post every day - it was just a sort of 'suggestion' to myself and you guys!!! So as it wasn't a 'promise' I can break it, can't I?
I do have a very, very good reason to break my 'promise'.
After a discussion with Natalie at the Yarnyard (here in the UK) and via another lass I met online, she kindly sent me some silk HDT thread to tat with. This was silk she'd hand dyed herself (she's an expert at this - been doing it for years) for the embroidery and knitting 'market'. I loved the colours which were grey to black but it was just a bit 'fuzzy' for me and I suggested that probably a good six core thread may be better for tatters. You can see a picture of my tryout down below - just a quick 8 ring motif that I did to try something for somebody else!!! I didn't start the two shuttles tied together so that's why it looks a bit 'odd' after the SR!!! Anyway, off Natalie trundled and got some Lizbeth to try.
Meanwhile she opened up an Etsy shop for the silk threads and by yesterday had some HDT Lizbeth for sale. Well, you know me - I was like a 'rat up a drainpipe' and was in that shop at the drop of a hat!!!! Good job too as the one called 'birthday' quickly sold out - I got a skein of that!!
Natalie is learning to tat too and her blog is here. Fancy learning to tat with HDT (OK, she says this one didn't pass her quality control but it would've passed mine!). When I learned all we had available was white Coats. If you scroll down her blog you'll see all the colours she's doing in threads and I'm sure she'd help if there's anything you want.