I feel compelled to offer apologies to anyone in Tat Land who purchased Lizbeth®
#169 Autumn Apple Pie and is disappointed with the way the colorway tats up in projects.
My post from September 15, 2011, described Autumn Apple Pie as one "of the most desirable (IMHO) color mixes in the Lizbeth®
line." On the ball this thread is gorgeous.
I wrote, "This thread makes me want to eat a warm slice of apple pie," and seeing it does make me want to eat a warm slice of pie. But, as I have said, I am not so sure it tats up as beautifully as other variegated colorways.
Is this colorway one of the unfortunate ones — a "crap-tastic" composition doomed to the dusty recesses of the tatting closet or worse...the dust bin?
After TIAS in January I intended to put this colorway through a series of tatting trials. To tat:
- a Martha Ess bookmark
- a Heart's Desire heart by Susan Fuller
- a Mary Konior Spinning Wheel Glass Mat
So far I have only completed Martha Ess' broomstick tatted bookmark and one other bit of edging.
But I have made a discovery. This thread comes up aces when used for single-shuttle patterns, for example Mary Konior's Curds and Whey. (I was tatting in the car.)
And Martha's Broomstick Tatted Bookmark looks terrific too. No final verdict has been made, but I can tell you that all hope is not lost. Heart's Desire and a Spinning Wheel Glass Mat are up next.
[Psst, see the peacock feather tail I added to Martha's Broomstick Tatted Lace Bookmark? I love it! The pattern is from Peacock Feather Bookmark
© 2008 Wally Sosa. Two more examples of Wally's bookmark are:
I think the peacock feather complements the central rings in a pleasing way. Don't you?]
Please email me privately (my email addy is listed at the top of this blog) with your comments/concerns/complaints about this thread. I want to know what you think.