Today is the ninth day of Christmas, January 2, 2010.
A friend asked about thread preferences for Tatting, which made me think: What are your preferences for Tatting?
Do you use size 10 crochet, or size 5, 8, or 12 perlé? Cordonnet, 3-cord, 6-cord? What about size 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80? Have you ever used size 100 or greater? Size 160?
Cotton, silk, wool, synthetic, or other? What about non-traditional tatting fibers? Quilting thread? Ribbon? Metallic? Single or multi-ply wool? Embroidery floss? Rope, twine, or cord?
Do you prefer threads manufactured in a specific country? If yes, which country?
What about certain Manufacturers: DMC, Coats & Clark, Finca, Ören Bayan, Anchor, Altin Basak, among some? Is there a Manufacturer you prefer above all? Why?
What about specialty Hand-dyed threads? Is there any specific type you enjoy?
Are there any colors you favor? Solids, ombrés, multi-colored, or variegateds? Cool blues, greens, violets? Warm reds, yellows, oranges? Neutral tones, jewel tones or pastels?
What do you prefer to Tat with?