2 October 2012

Lizbeth now in size 3


What a surprise I had one day last week when I had a mailing from Barb of Handy Hands.  Inside there was a sample reel of the latest Lizbeth in size 3 along with her newsletter too.

Yes, you did read that right - size 3!!!  Now I looked at it and thought to myself why would anybody want to tat in size three!!!  So, of course, curiosity got the better of me and I had to find out 'why'!!!  Darn that brain cell 3 for distracting me!!!!

I made up this little hummingbird with the thread and then had an 'AHA' moment (or three!!!!!).  Now I can see the 'why' of this size.  It really makes a statement about the colours and the thread too.  This little chap works out to be a full 2 inches worked in this thread.

Follow up to this experiment is an email I sent to Barb showing her what I'd done.  She asked if she could have the pattern for the hummer and I've said she can put it on her site.  BUT if you want the rest of my zoo collection (here) from Tat Days you can buy the CD from the Palmetto Tatters here.  There's a flamingo, an ostrich, a lion, a gecko, an octopus and a peacock.  All doodle sized but I'm now thinking which one to make next in the size 3 thread!!!

OK - that's the end of today's BLATANT advertising for Handy Hands and Palmetto Tatters!!!!  Do I care?  No - I only advertise what I totally believe in!

14 comments:

Val said...

This little hummer is totally gorgeous in the colours and #3 Lisbeth! WOW!

Maureen said...

There's that tatted hummingbird again! Size 3 thread will also be very good for crocheting and knitting, although I don't think the little balls will go very far!

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

I'm glad Brain Cell #3 made it back OK - thanks for letting it visit with me for awhile!

Love the bright colorway! What is the name?

Margarets designer cards said...

Great hummingbird, but size three I would not use it for knitting, you won't get a lot on a shuttle, although it would be good for beginners
Margaret

Jane McLellan said...

Cute hummingbird. I guess the size 3 would be like the 4-ply that I used to tat 'barefoot sandals'.

Sunela said...

Of course now I want that size thread too! Jane, stop tempting me.....

Margaret said...

Good size for doodles and finger tatting. Perfect to give-away at the state fair. I had thought of necklaces to go with motifs like walled garden.

God's Kid said...

A really beautiful hummingbird!!! :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Fabulous hummingbird! The colors worked out perfectly!
Another thing about size 3 and larger patterns, shuttle tatters could tat "off the ball" using chains and mock rings instead of real rings, that way there wouldn't need to be much on the shuttle.

TAT19540 said...

It works great as needle tatting or use a Tasy shuttle or a Horton flat shuttle:) love your humming bird.

TAT19540 said...

I like to use a needle or a Tatsy shuttle for that size :) Love your humming bird.

Spinning Tatter said...

Love this hummer!!! Could we get the pattern too? This makes me think I will have to try size 3!!!

Jane Eborall said...

Sharren - I'm guessing the thread is Confetti.
TAT19540 - I used a Starlit shuttle to make the hummer.
Spinning Tatter - the pattern will shortly be on the Handy Hands site and is already on the Palmetto Tatters CD along with ALL the patterns taught by all the teachers at Tat Days.

linb54 said...

I got a sample after my order of Lizabeth threads. now I know what I can use it for. :D

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