Rainbow Threads

It has been a busy weekend.  Not only did I get all these threads dyed, but I also finished winding all of my cones of thread.  It’s pretty amazing to think that only a few months ago I bought 4kg of thread and now it’s all wound up into skeins and ready to go.  Actually I think over the course of the last few months I have dyed about half of it.  I’m hoping to dye most of the rest this weekend to take to the Shuttlebirds tatting workshop in Spokane.  I’ll also be bringing them to KCamp Wannatat the following weekend.  I’m really looking forward to that as well.  It’s our first time at the new location.  I’m sad that it won’t be at Bobbie’s familiar (and closer…) house, but I’m happy they’ve found a way to formalize it to keep Wannatat going and also have found a place that allows for a bigger group.  More tatters getting together is always a good thing.

I’ll be leaving for Spokane on Thursday.  The next few days are going to be an amazing rush of packing, thread dyeing, lots of twisting of skeins and labeling.  The biggest thing, however, will be cramming a week of work into 3 and a half days.   I’ll try to keep posting pictures, but don’t be surprised if I’m not very verbose to go along with them.  If I have a chance, I’m going to try to get the word press app to work on my phone and iPad so I can post from Shuttlebirds.  If I can’t get that working you can follow me on Twitter, @Snapdragonlace.com


  1. Kathy Niklewicz Said,

    April 21, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    I applaud your determination and dedication to accomplishing all your goals! Impressive amount of dyed threads! You have a busy week coming up! I look forward to hearing all about the Shuttlebird event! You may recall that I would like Mary McCarthy to know how much I appreciated her patterns in many of the magazines back in the 1990s when I was learning to tat!
    Unfortunately I never knew about her newsletter.


  2. Jessica Said,

    May 9, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for your note! Unfortunately Mary wasn’t able to make it to Shuttlebirds. She is ok now, but got sick and couldn’t travel at the time. I was sorry to miss her as well.

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