She also included a little surprise with this postcard from Germany and this super-cool hair scrunchie.
So, after I wrapped my brain around the concept I tried one myself with my leftover HDT (HandDyed Thread) that I used in my last post. Mine is taking a little longer because I'm using size 20 and she used size 10, but I figured it out. Karin says that as you wrap the thread around your hand to make the small rings you slip the shuttle through the elastic, tat your ds (double stitches), and then the ring will close around the elastic when you pull it closed. I really had to think about it, but I got it.
So, today I heard from her that she received her bookmark from me so now I can post it so I didn't spoil the surprise for her. This is the bookmark I sent to her. I used LadyShuttleMaker's Fuschia HDT size 80 and one of her beautiful ceramic shuttles to make it.
This is a pattern from Mary Konior's book, "Tatting With Visual Patterns" called "Black Magic". It is my all time favorite pattern from her book and I've done it so many times I can practically do it blindfolded...lol. I love to tat it. Here are some samples of the different colors I recently did this pattern in. The 2 on the left are tatted in sewing thread that I got at a lace show in L.A. a few years ago. The one in the middle is going to my adopted-mom for Mother's Day and the one on the right is the same pictured above "Fuschia" size 80.
The Three Bookmark-eteers..
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