Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tatting Tea Tuesday Recap for June 8, 2010

Just got back from my third visit to the Tuesday night stitchin' group's meetup. It was a full house, with 20 ladies assembled, and the convos were light and cheery. Just what I needed! (That and a Tazo® tea drink.)

I took three projects along with me: the Spring bookmark, treble clefs, and a tantalizing sample of size 80 Lizbeth thread in Caribbean.

That's right, size 80 Lizbeth. My latest Handy Hands order included a thread card wound from an approval sample.

Barbara Foster sent me a small sample to try after I confessed skepticism over shorter color spacing. She gave me permission to blog about my impressions.

Sample of Lizbeth size 80, Caribbean

While I haven't done all the test tatting I want to do, my first impression is that this thread is smooth, strong and beautiful. It is less shiny than Majestic and more shiny than Manuela or Flora.

Your mileage may vary, of course, but this thread makes me want to tat more with size 80.

Handy Hands won't receive their first batch of size 80 Lizbeth until the end of July. But this new line exceeds Barbara Foster's expectations and if this sample is representative of all 111 colors, mine too.