The other night I tatted a doodle as a test.
I have been wanting to see how my linen thread will work for needle tatting. Many months ago Bill bought me a huge cone on ebay. It is thin thread, so lots of yardage. I am working on a large crochet project with it, but I expect I will have leftovers when I am done with that. In order to use the thread multi-stranded and with a gold metallic thread, I have been winding the linen off the cone and into balls. I discovered that I can do this and read from my e-reader at the same time, so it breaks up the monotony of winding, winding, winding. I grabbed a couple of balls of thread, threaded two strands into my needle and started tatting. I works really well! The end result is good and it is comfortable to work with. It is a little bit stiffer and kinks more than the cotton thread that I usually use, but I expected that since I have been crocheting with it.
I had an idea for making my standard bookmark motif but with very long picots in the center of one side, which I would join as I made the other side. I have some ideas about crocheting a contrasting thread along the joined picots and possibly joining them in different ways. This is what I ended up with after the tatting.