06 July 2008

A special treat

Now I also have some HDT that I bought from Yarnplayer (thank you) so let me show them here. They are called Purple Punch and Fern, and I think they are soooo pretty.
Now the big problem is what to tat with them but firstly how do I turn them into balls of thread. Something for me to think over for a while because I have never had any of these before.
And a special treat for Lady Shuttlemaker over in Korea because she wanted to see the yellow flower I bought at the market some days back.
Picture was taken when it needed some water and that is why it looks a bit poorly here, but I have taken care of that since then. Sorry, I have fogotten the name for this, I guess it was not important when I bought it.
Now that is 2 special treats within the same week, lol.

5 comments:

yarnplayer said...

Here is a post where Clyde describes his method of winding HDT
http://clydep-themadtatter.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-unwind-skein-of-hand-dyed-thread.html

and LadyShuttleMaker shows her way here
http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com/2008/03/unwinding-hand-dyed-tatting-threadmy.html

Glad you like the colors!

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on the HDT. You are undoubtedly hooked now! You'll have to join HDT addicts on etatters. I use one of my grandson's toys to take them from skein to ball. It is square and the skein fits around it nicely. Just open it up, carefully cut the ties holding it together, open where she has tied the ends together and start winding. Or, you could do what my grandmother always had me do. Maybe someone hold their hands apart, put the skein around their hands and wind it that way. (Easy). Let us know how it goes!

TattingChic said...

Oh, your HDT's look absolutely fabulous! You'll have fun with those. I am looking forward to making an order with Yarnplayer someday. The flowers are beautiful. I like the yellow, cheery and bright.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Those are gorgeous HDT's. I know you will enjoy tatting with them.
Thanks for showing the flowers...they are so joyful!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I know you'll love your HDTs! They're a joy to work with, and the colors you have are lovely!