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Friday, September 21, 2018

Metallic Tatting

Over the past month I've tatted a few things using the new Liz Metallic thread. The sparkle is so hard to capture in photos. I think it comes through a little bit when taking close ups of the tatting:


The snowflake is something I made earlier, when I was rewriting one of my Etsy patterns. It's made in Liz Metallic Silver. After that, I tatted the heart in Raspberry Pink, and the bookmark in Sand Dollar:


The Raspberry Pink color is pretty intense, though I don't think that shows up well in the photos. Here's a size comparison of three hearts. The top heart is tatted in Lizbeth 40, the middle heart is tatted in Lizbeth 20, and the bottom heart is tatted in Liz Metallic:


Here's the metallic bookmark photographed next to another bookmark made in Lizbeth 20 Pink Parade:


The tassel threads in the metallic tend to separate, but so far the tassel knot is holding up fine:


I do like the stiffness of the metallic thread, especially for snowflakes. I'm thinking of using it to make snowflakes for holiday cards this year. I will have to limit my tatting time with the metallics though, as they are much rougher to work with than cotton.

9 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

Everything is lovely, and isn't funny how when taking pictures, that when you don't want a shine to show, it is a real struggle and then when you try it wont do it! that is a great idea to use the stiff metallic for ornaments!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thank you for showing the comparison of threads. It's very helpful! I hadn't thought of using the metallic thread for bookmarks.

muskaan said...

Tatting perfection as always :-)

Jane McLellan said...

There’s a lot of buzz about the metallic thread, it’s good to see it in use.

StringyDogs said...

Thank you for the size comparison. I suspected the metallic would tat up larger. The stiffer threads seem to, even if you try to close your rings tightly.

Irena said...

Prześliczne ta zakładki, pozdrawiam

Jenn said...

Beautiful! I must get some metallic thread to try :).

God's Kid said...

Very beautiful items!!! :)

Dorota ma Kota said...

Love it! 😍