Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I found this on Laura's blog, and I think it's a wonderful idea!
As a condition for participation, I need to post this pledge:
My Pay it Forward Pledge
“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”
Don't be shy folk's this should be a lot of fun.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Come on Spring
My partner grew these daffodils and they are really pretty. They are miniatures that stand about five inches tall and make me wish it was spring. I have seen my first robin which is usually a sign that Spring is just around the corner, but the weatherman says we are in for six more weeks of winter. I sure hope he is wrong. I have not been getting a lot of tatting done do to a large amount of horrible migraines but I am working on doily number three. I am really happy with the way it is coming together and hope to have it finished and a picture posted within a week. Happy Easter Everyone.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
1. Remove lable from skein and keep in safe place for future reference.
2. Untwist skein untill you are left with a circle of threads that are tied together in a couple of spots.
3. I usually tat with my feet up on a foot stool so I place the circle of threads around my 2 feet about one third of the way down my foot then slightly tilt my feet toes out to tighten the thread. Place the knot that joins the start and end of the thread towards you.
4. Remove the loops of thread that are tied to hold all the threads together.
5. Cut out knot that holds the beginning and end of thread together and let them go.
6. Grasp one of the thread ends and pull it around your feet and after a couple of times it starts to come off easy to wind on a shuttle, bobbin or a piece of cardboard. Remember to keep slight tension with your feet. If you are winding onto a piece of cardboard make a slit in each end of the cardboard, place start of thread in one slit and end of thread in slit at other end.
7. Plan ahead and plan on winding the whole skein of thread in one sitting and what ever you do donot answer the phone or door or the nasty knot fairy's will visit.
I hope this will help those who are afraid to try Hand Dyed Thread because it comes in skeins. Any questions contact me at cepage1ca at yahoo.ca Hope this helps.