I have added a photo of my first sample piece. I experimented with different threads while practicing the stitches. Threads varied from DMC Pearl 8 (leaves) through tatting cotton to the butterfly, for which I used Daruma silk sewing thread. This was a joy to work with. I am a 'newbie' at blogging so hope everything works!
Thanks for your note, but I can't take credit for the point de Gaze among my photos. Those are of a piece in my collection, not something I've made. As a needlelacer I am a beginner with very poor tension control. Perhaps I can fix that.