Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Thread

Almost my entire thread stash consists of Lizbeth threads, size 20 and 40.  I've only been tatting for 3 years and I started purchasing Lizbeth #20 at Hobby Lobby, not knowing what other threads I could use.   But about 6 months ago I decided to "graduate" to size 40, so I went to my trusted Handy Hands web site and purchased several spools of Lizbeth size 40.  I found this thread very hard to work with because it twists so easily.  I constantly have to dangle my shuttle to unwind the twist, but I thought that was just normal.  When I saw Fox's post on Perfect Quilter thread, I went out and purchased some.  What a difference from the Lizbeth #40.  Perfect Quilter thread is even smaller than size 40, but it doesn't twist up as much as the Lizbeth and is therefore MUCH easier to work with.  I love the colors and the feel of the thread, even though it is a little fuzzier than Lizbeth.  I was so excited about my new thread purchase that I had to tat up a few gems just for fun.
Motifs # 9, 10, and 11.
The lower left is a Flower Fragment from Mary Konnior's Tatting with Visual Patterns in PQ #82.(I don't remember the name and it's out of stock at so I couldn't look it up.  It may be Easter Egg.)
The lower right is PQ #72, (sorry, don't know the name), also a Flower Fragment.
The top two flowers are your basic daisy pattern in # 72.  The stems are in PQ #89, Olivia.

Love, love, love this Perfect Quilter thread for tatting.  Thank you Fox for recommending it!


  1. Looking good, I have never heard of this thread until Fox started using it, I am going to see if I can buy it in the UK. Your colours look lovely

  2. Isn't it lovely! So glad you like t too. : )