The first one is just one strand of DMC Babylo 20 (which works up a bit smaller than Lizbeth 20), the second one is Lizbeth 20 with one strand of Guttermann metallic thread added, and the third one is the same thread combination but done on a needle!
The most difficult part of this is that there are very large rings - I mean VERY large rings: the largest ring in the motif above has 70 double stitches in it! That makes it difficult to handle and to close.
Ankars tatting is really a rings on rings technique such as I used in my butterfly pattern for example. But here many superimposed rings are used for an interesting layered effect. Beads will be added afterwards I understand. So I hope to have more to show you eventually.
The other pattern we worked on is by Eleonore Endrucks Leichtenstern and was wonderfully re-written by Martha Ess so we didn't have to struggle to decipher it!
As you can see, quite a complex pattern with lots of changes of direction. I'm showing it to you but I won't be making a long length of it. It's interesting in its construction but I don't really like the open spaces which are too big for my liking.
The yellow and blue thread, which was recommended to me by Frances, is Coats Puppets Eldorado in size 16 (no, it's not a typo, the thread with the unusual name comes in sizes 6, 10, 12 and 16!).
And lastly, just for Michelle, I made this quick shamrock with Jess's Forest Dusk from two posts ago.
Works for a shamrock, doesn't it?
Do you like it Michelle?
Or how about this one?
This is also one of Jess's threads,
it's a Messy Jessy, just called "green" I think