It's numbered 8 for the 25 Motif Challenge that I am participating in. It's a personal challenge to tat 25 motifs during the year of which the participant chooses the start and end point of the 12 month period.
Remember the bookmark I made for my friend Matt? It was done in DMC size 20 thread. DMC just refers to a brand of thread. I took a photo of these two bookmarks side by side so you can see the difference it makes in the size.
Can you see the difference in the two bookmarks? The size 80 thread makes it smaller and much more dainty and delicate looking. The size 20 thread is much easier to see, makes a much larger piece of tatting and while still pretty, doesn't have quite the same delicate look. This is not an argument for one size over another, just a comparison so you can see the difference.
The other difference is that I revised the design of the ends. I wasn't quite satisfied with the way that the end of the first bookmark looked so when I retatted it in the size 80 I redesigned it.
Here's a close up of the end of the new bookmark design.
Now compare it with the bookmark end with the first design.
See difference? The revised design matches the picture I had in my head better...LOL.
The original design (pictured on the bottom) looks kind of scrunched up and the newly revised design (pictured at the top) keeps the delicate frame around the rosettes consistent throughout the piece.
Oh, by the way, Matt said he loves his new bookmark and enjoyed the "shout-out" I gave to him. He emailed and telephoned me to tell me of his excitement about the bookmark after he saw it on the blog. Okay, Matt, the bookmark is going out today now that I got my comparison photo! LOL!
Thank you for a walk through my garden path today. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come again and remember that visitors (both new and old) and comments are always welcome!
Until next time,