Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cornelia and C-lon

"Cornelia" from Tatted Doilies by Iris Niebach. This is such a pretty pattern! As it is all worked in a single round, it's also a fun pattern to watch develop. Of course, you have to pay attention. There were too many places that I had to unpick (retro-tat is way too nice for what I was doing). There's one chain with 12 too many ds and an extra picot that I didn't notice until I was 8 rings and 4 chains further along. Nope, not unpicking that! This one will probably end up hidden on a shelf.
I tried out a new thread. After reading Teri "TATBiT" Dusenbury's blog and her statements about C-lon Microbeading cord, I went looking. I found some of that and ordered it. However, I also found C-lon beading thread, so I got some of that -- it came first, so I used it. When it first comes off the tiny spool it is flat and shiny. It doesn't work up that way, but it is very crisp to work with -- as long as you don't make goofies you have to pick out. It really is picking-out with this thread; it's unforgiving. The thread separates into micro-fine threads if it is worked too much. Then one of those tiny threads might decide to fray and wrap itself around any thread close by. Okay, so this little doily was the wrong thing to make with it. I do believe this stuff will be absolutely wonderful for earrings! I'm really, really going to have to make some with it, because I got some very pretty colors -- but no more of this teal color because it took the entire spool to make the doily.

5 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Cornelia is one of my favorite Iris Niebach doilies, and this one is especially pretty!

Needledreams said...

I also love this one. I have make it a few times and each time I had to retro-tat also. lol I'm intrigued by the thread and will check later on Fire Mountain to see how much will cost to send here. I need to buy jewelry findings soon as I'm depleting all I got from PR before traveling to Egypt. :-)

Valerie said...

the doily looks fabulous, marty. i don't have that book, but i'm considering getting it. boy, i have a few titles on my list. :) thanks for sharing this.

TattingChic said...

What a nice color! How brave of you to try a new thread! It sounds really cool. Cornelia is a lovely pattern, too.

NormaH said...

So lacy and delicate looking! Absolutely gorgeous!