Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lovin' Some HDT

Back in April, I bartered with Jess at Tat-ilicious for some of her HDT.  These are the beautiful threads she sent in exchange for a bag and some radiant pearls paints:

And check out her beautiful Blue Ridge and Aurora colorways - just gorgeous!

I needed a little break from that teeny-tiny sewing thread, so I thought I'd play with some of these pretty colors.  

First, the green.  This was a special HDT dyed by Livi herself -  a somewhat camouflage-ish green.  I started out by tatting Mary Konior's Curds & Whey to make a bookmark.  Even though the pattern is simple, I still missed joins and forgot picots.  Ugh - hate it when I do that!  I decided to be a little creative and add some butterflies with a pretty Lizbeth (#696) that I thought matched well.  I don't typically sway from a pattern, so this was unusual for me to start adding things :)

I thought it actually turned out cute!

Next I used the Peacock HDT - I love the color combination.  This time I used one of my old standby bookmark patterns - "Flowers" by Jill Hanna. 

 And that is all I've done ALL week.  Well, all I've tatted anyway since the machine thread tatting excitement.  I've been on vacation - which meant a little retail therapy, some gardening, some re-landscaping, some tatting,  some sewing, some cleaning out and dropping off of donations, and then some more retail therapy.  I always think I can get about a hundred more things done than are realistic :)  What color should I tat with next?  Actually, I should probably do some boring old housework before I go back to real life and a work schedule on Monday. (See me rushing?)


  1. Very pretty..I especially like the curds and whey bookmark, the added butterflies are a delight!

  2. I love the green bookmark, very pretty and the added butterflies really look nice.
    your peacock bookmark in pretty too. Jess has some pretty colorways.

  3. They are beautiful! It is pretty amazing how much Livi's dye job looks like camolicious. I'll have to show Livi, she'll get a kick out of it.

  4. Such pretty tatting...

  5. Beautiful tatting, I like the idea of putting a butterfly on the bookmark, I look forward to seeing whatever you tat next.

  6. Very nice additions to Curds and Whey, those butterflies look like they belong there. All those colorways look very enticing to work with. Have fun with them - okay, mixed in with a little of the mundane chores and work if you have to.

  7. I never would have thought of adding butterflies to Curds & Whey... perfect! The new threads from Jess are beautiful.

    I know what you're saying about thinking you'll achieve more than you have time for. Summer break started Friday, and for the life of me, I don't know where the past two days have gone!

  8. Wonderful bookmark, and it was so clever to add the butterflies.
    I also love the tassel and twisted chain!

    That thread is lovely - by Livi! Pretty amazing! Jess has some great colorways. I still don't fully comprehend the dyeing process, but at least others do!

  9. Great bookmarks!! I really love the first one!! :)

  10. Hi Cindy,
    I'm repeating what everyone else has said but I LOVE your bookmark with added butterflies - really clever and original. I've only had one HDT from Jess so far but I am tempted by some of the colourways she has in her shop at the moment!


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