I needed an easy take along project as I accompany someone with medical issues. Something easy to pick up and drop at the call of a name, so I pondered what to chose and picked up Jan Stawasz book of Tatted Treasures.
Diane of Lace Lovin' Librarian had sent me 4 samples of Lizbeth Twirlz threads in red, green, purple and blue to try.
Jan's Flower Pot II looked perfect, I could pair both the Twirlz threads and regular Lizbeth and other brands in the same project. All threads are size 20
Please ignore the thread ends, I never cut them close until the project is complete.
The second flower on the right is done with Lizbeth yellow and 2 of the Twirlz.
The Twirlz thread seems to me to be softer then the regular Lizgbeth, not as soft as a perle cotton, but not as crisp and firm as regular either.
I do have to admit that I do not tat using Jan's method, I tat frontside/backside and many years ago when I studied his technique, it worked out to be about the same, so that is what I do.
I have also used a Single Shuttle Split Ring at the bottom to hide ends, in doing so, I have missed making the joining picot, but I think I can tease one out anyway when it comes time.
I have 3 more flowers to make and then the pot. I have the colors picked out for the flowers, but I do not have any idea yet as to what I will use for the pot. Maybe I will have to find a terracotta color so it really does look like a flower pot.
This project is going to be my "take along" work, so it will be a while before it gets completed.
Life is going to be a bit calmer for the next week or 2, so maybe I can sit down and finish a couple projects that I need to get done.