Don't tell anybody. I haven't done any minis yet today. I am rediscovering tatting. Eventually I will get it down small enough for minis. Right now I am just practicing....
Tessie will let me continue as long as I keep making things with smaller and smaller thread...I am not sure how long that is going to last, so I am cramming as much as I can into each hour of the day.
Right now I am experimenting with Valdini #8 Perle cotton. It is hand died and very pretty. I saw some photos on the net of new ideas with buttons and old ones with beads. I got as far as the buttons. Sorry, no patterns so far. Maybe when I get down to mini size.None of these pieces are finished and I am not even sure what they are going to be, but it is fun to work with.
Now I am down to the one on Tessie's feet. It is done with Flower Thread, which is a bit finer than the #8. I still have a way to go to the mini size.
You may be asking yourself what a bottle of copper colored nail polish has to do with tatting....I was experimenting with that too.
The reports aren't conclusive yet, but that is the "possibilities" factor. I found it this morning at Walmart. Take a look at this.
It is a new kind of nail polish that is "crackle" finish! You have to have another coat of polish under it before it will crackle, so I am going to have to do a bit of experimenting. It comes in lots of colors, including black, gray and metallics. It is put out by "Salon Perfect".
I am thinking that it has mini possibilities....This is just over light blue, but if it was over black or if the crackle was black over some other color, I am thinking that it might be an easy way to achieve an effect of aging....We shall see.
Meanwhile, I am taking the afternoon off to see if I can get smaller with the tatting.
See you tomorrow.