Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Thread

My Valdani thread order came in today!
This is the Valdani pearl cotton collection "Two at Christmas".  It contains 2 each of the following colors: M 26, M 50, O 560, O 507, M 43, & M 41.  I am itching to tat some Christmas goodies now!!!
These lovely earth tones are: M 1000, P 9, O 574, O 178, & O 538.  Aren't they lovely?
Colors M 24, O 120, O 39, & O541.  Such beautiful shades!
And, oh, my goodness!  These silks are a dream to tat with!!!!  The absolute best silk I have ever used!  It is tightly twisted and produces nice rings and chains.  I have only tatted a test motif, but am MOST impressed with the results.  The colors pictured above are:  S 49, S 513, S 565, S208, & S 541.

As you can imagine, I have been busy playing with the new thread- tatting sample motifs to get a feel for the thread and color variegations.  I have not tatted much on the olive motif, but will have more to show you on it tomorrow.  If you would like to try these fabulous threads, check out the  Valdani website.  You may order directly from them or check their list of shops that carry their products.  Be sure to tell them where you saw their threads & that Rachel sent you!

The October Piney Woods Event is still going on!  Deadline is October 24th, so be sure to follow the blog for your chance to win!

Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Golly, your post has me drooling over the silks! (All the threads are covetous, but I hear the silks whispering to me...)

  2. Rachel, I just found your blog last night. I have to go back and read from the beginning!

    I was just wondering where you are ordering the beautiful threads? Love the colors of the silks!

    My grandmother taught me to tat when I was about ten. I got bored with it, but I am seeing a lot of new possibilities on your blog and others. I am tatting like a fool now!LOL

  3. Ohhhhh ...I cannot believe how beautiful those threads are! Spectacular colours!
    Fox : ))

  4. I am drooling over your threads!

  5. Gorgeous colours, they look so beautiful, I agree with Fox spectacular colours.