Friday, 7 October 2016

Exchange Coaster

I have confirmation that my exchange partner has received the cluny coaster shown right =>. Thanks to the Fringe Element Tatters for organizing the exchange and prompting us all to try a new stitch. 

They are currently organizing another exchange and we are to tat a motif but use a different thread than what would normally be expected.  You are also to send a sample of thread.  

I have really enjoyed all the exchanges I have been in so far so will sign up for this one too.   It is a great way to meet other tatters from around the world and hold tatting made by them.

This coaster was made with Lizbeth 20 color 109 Wildflower which I bought at a cute little shop in the country called the Twisted Barn.  Shirley owns the shop and hosts a fibre fare in late September.  She carries a wide selection of Lizbeth tatting thread. When I was there she also had some frozen Saskatoon tarts so I bought a half dozen. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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  1. So pretty in that thread. It's a really effective motif, with the solid clunies and open areas. Mmm that shop would be very tempting.

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    1. The twisted barn is a 3 hour drive away so I would only visit if I'm in the area which happens once or twice a year. They do ship orders and besides the tatting there are almost two floors of yarns and notions, very tempting indeed.

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  2. Nice work ! Your exchange partner must be well pleased :-)
    That is such a quaint cosy shop (for some reason it reminds me of the Hansel & Gretel cottage! Amazing thread range... dare not step in with a light wallet ;-D

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  3. Pretty coaster! Great shop, look at that thread! What's a Saskatoon tart?

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    1. Saskatoon berries are native to Western Canada and we picked them in the summer. Here is a Link that describes them in more detail.

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