Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bamboo Thread

I'm playing with other material to tat with and I love Bamboo. Bamboo yarn is soft like silk with a slightly linen like strength. I tried Mandarin Floss by Rainbow Gallery, a bamboo embroidery thread. It's really nice and it comes in great colors. I used a part of a collar design from "Tatting Theory and patterns" by Jan Stawasz.
Bamboo panel

I recently purchased a roll of 'Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet Thread and like the Mandarin Floss its soft and has a wonderful hand, but its a bit fuzzy. It would make a great scarf or more fabric like tatting. As earrings, they are wonderfully light and really do look like snowflakes. So the fuzzyness has its advantage.
Bamboo Earrings loops
Bamboo Earrings w/ picots
Bamboo earring snowflake

1 comment:

Patricia Kantzos Photo said...

Thanks for the kudos:) It was super meeting you too! Love these earings ( and all your work) - looks like the ones you wore to Gar's dinner. Beautiful.