4 May 2018

Gold thread 1

When I was at the Gloucester Tatting day last month I bought some of the new Liz metallic thread from Barbara at Tatting and Design who was the supplier for the day. I just bought the one ball as I wasn't sure how I would like it although I did buy two other balls for Sally!!!

I've made this lovely star by Rosemarie Peel with it. Sadly, as others have found out, it doesn't take a good photo or scan. It really, really does glitter and sparkle very well indeed. 

Now it's not an easy tat and has to be treated with a little more care that usual. It doesn't break and the metallic glittery element running through it doesn't break either which is a huge bonus. It's just a little 'stiff' to turn the knots. Having said that - I quickly got used to it!!! 

I personally don't like the Altin Basak glittery thread which used to be available (can't find the link right now) as the sparkly element in that does break and very easily too. BUT I think my favourite of all time is the Nakis Simi thread which you can find here under Oren Bayan Metallic. That one really rocks my boat in the nicest possible way. 

Whatever you think I still think we ALL ought to say the biggest 'thank you' to Barb at Handy Hands for taking courage and huge risks in finding the manufacturers in China who were prepared to listen to her and make the threads for us all. This was at a time when lots of manufacturers were stopping their production of tatting/crochet threads.  So, once again, Barb - thank YOU for going to all the trouble of giving us Lizbeth and Liz thread. I love them.  


Maureen said...

Thank you for the report on the new thread - in your opinion would it be possible to wind it onto a Clover shuttle? - or is it designed for bobbins?

Jane Eborall said...

I don’t see why not, Maureen. Must admit it’s years since I’ve used a post shuttle, though.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I agree with your assessment, Jane. I haven't tried the other thread you've mentioned. I may have to try it out!

Maureen, I have wound the Liz Metallic onto a Clover shuttle with no problems.

Lisa said...

It works great on a post shuttle, that's all I tat with.

God's Kid said...

Great star!! :)

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks for your input, Lisa.

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