This post will be picture heavy.
This is what happens when I pick up a new skill. I learned basic tatting on the plane (4 hour flight) and this is my first completion.
This is my first tatted lace. It's really loose between the loops, but I'll get there. I don't care much for this colorway, but it's practice anyway.
Now for something I know a little bit more about...
Ah, hardanger. I can do this in my sleep, which I actually proved today.
The back of the lacework section. The back of your work DOES matter. You will never be considered proficient at needlework with sloppy backs after all.
Another doily! This thread is from threadworx, a company I've been dying to try ever since I saw them in the web. Their products are just as delicious in person as they are on the web, I can assure you.
A close up of the colorway. The color changes on this thread are really short, making for vibrant stitches that showcase the colors pretty quickly. This makes it easy to use in small pieces.
For those who like the thread porn...here are some of the colorways I picked up in Arizona.
I'm glad to be back, though I wish my trip had been longer. Now it's back to work!