I am currently planning to switch thread manufacturers because the DMC thread is harder for me to source (the reliability of sites like Herschners.ca is very disappointing) and because the colours offered by DMC are not being updated with new choices. The Lizbeth thread is very commonly praised by other tatters on their blogs, so I am trying it out.
The shocking part is that the sizes of Lizbeth and DMC threads are wildly different!
The higher the number, the thinner the thread, the smaller the finished tatting should be. But this only applies within the brand!
Doing completely the opposite to what I was expecting, Size 8 in DMC makes a much smaller snowflake than Size 10 in Lizbeth.
I though size 20 would be much smaller than size 12, but it turns out it makes much bigger doilies.
Even when comparing DMC size 8 to Lizbeth size 20 is a shock – they are close to the same!