Ten points to the first one to recognize the pattern :-) I don't know much about the thread, it came from a friend on Intatters and is Tencel hand dyed. It works up much like a perle cotton, two or three ply I think. The color looks more tropical in person I think.
And I am this much closer to having my four generations of tatting! The piece on the left was done by my grandmother, who has just learned to shuttle tat (and is free to come get a lesson in hiding ends any time she wants :-). The heart on the right is done by my Great grandmother who tatted long ago and picked it up recently to teach one of Gram's friends. My mom just got her tatting needles from HH, she did shuttle when I was little but wants to try needle this time, so soon I'll have a piece from her. very cool huh!
And the other super news is that Gram and her friend Barbara both want to go to the Shuttlebirds workshop next year! I was going to go by myself but this will be way more fun!