Fox and Lace Lovin Librarian have gotten me hooked on "Stumpy" and when I am not doing something else I am making him. All sizes, all threads, yarn, materials, etc, and tonight when I was working on a carpet bag tote I am hand sewing I thought to myself, hmmm. I am using hand quilting thread for part of the project because it is sturdy, comes in wonderful colors has a nice sheen to it, and yes, I am going to make a Stumpy with it. One needle tatted and one shuttle tatted, my bobbins fit right in my shuttles, lol, lucky me :D
Here is the photo of the needle tatting so far, just started, and man oh man, I need a magnifying glass to see the pecots, I am not sure what I am going to do when when I do the shuttle tatted one, it will be much smaller and much tighter, this needle is way too big for the thread, and making it difficult to work with. I have thought about using a beading needle, but that is very thin and wiry, hard to hold still enough to make the rows of knots on. I will post my progress.
When I have my little collection of Stumpies that I am happy with, I will post them and all the information on each one. bur for now, here is a picture of stumpy for those who aren't sure what or who Stumpy is :) allong with the first of the attempt at the hand quilting thread Stumpy
stumpy and a little piece made of ends with the middle cut out
both here are using size 20 lizbeth thread, top is needle tatted, bottom is shuttle