At Tat days we were actually tatting along and everyone was given a new ball of thread. A couple people commented that they tatted very tightly and then one of them broke her thread and we were saying "wow you weren't kidding". Then she did it again and I said "maybe you are stressed out". Then it happened again.
I asked to see a length of thread and just tried to break it and with my hands and it did and then I took some of my own and tried it again, it didn't break as easily and we couldn't figure it out, even after a quick inspection of the thread. We returned to Lisa Adams (The tatter's enabler, from The Tatting Cornor :) and after a small bit of time she returned and had counted the threads within the thread (which are supposed to be 6) and there was the problem less cords on the thread, making it weak thread. She replaced it and we tatted on.
This little story will make you inspect your thread if you have this same problem. Dry rot and fraying are other reasons but when tatting and breaking threads remember it may not be You!
|Of course more keys to tat around.|
|Starting on an earring order.|
|Some more on this doily and blocked it a bit!|
My dog with lace again
remember, Tat the Day Away!