Thread Hints

Guide to Thread Size

This guide will walk you through common thread sizes and provide a chart comparing different thread brand sizes.

Thread to Tool Size Chart

Need to know what size of thread is needed for your crochet hook/tatting needle/knitting needle? Check out this chart before you start your next project.

Not All Threads are Equal

Let's look at the key attributes that make a high quality thread and why using a high quality thread is important.

Lizbeth Color Sheet

This is a color sheet listing all Lizbeth, Twirlz, and Liz Metallic colors. There is also a chart which lists the coordinating variegated and solid colors.

Tatting Hints

Are Tatting Patterns Different for Shuttle and Needle Tatting?

Are tatting patterns universal and can be used for both Shuttle or Needle Tatting? This article will help answer this question.

Video Hints

About Elisa Thread:

Elisa thread is a 6 cord cordonnet, 100% cotton, combed, mercerized, and gas singed. It has a slightly softer feeling compared to the Lizbeth thread.

It is available in a size 5 or 10 and can be used for Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Hand Quilting, Embroidery, Cross-stitch, and Needlepoint projects.

Take off or TF Needle Tatting Technique:

Need to join, but can't because your needle won't bend? Check out this video for 2 ways to make this join.


Adding Beads to Picots Needle Tatting

Learn how to add beads to a picot for a needle tatting project.

How to make a Crochet Slip Ring and a Single Crochet Join:

This video covers how to make a crochet slip ring and a single crochet join.

Dreamlit Shuttle:

Introducing the Handy Hands Dreamlit shuttle, a posted shuttle with a removable bobbin.


Finding the Beginning Thread:

Looking for the beginning strand on a ball of Lizbeth thread? This simple video shows how to find it!


Attaching Lace to a Satin Ball:

This simple video shows how to attach a tatted piece to a satin ball (you can also attach a crocheted piece). We are using a satin ball that has a styrofoam core with a special satin soft-glo yarn covering.


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