The thread used in these frog closures is size 20 Lizbeth in black from Handy Hands. The design is my own original, and may break a couple of tatting "rules" because at some areas I am joining into 2 picots at once, and there are chains on top in a 3-D effect, but personally I am very pleased with how these are turning out. They are a custom order I'm making for a lady who says she is going to use them on a blouse.
I've dyed yet another batch of "Roses" threads BUT - this batch turned out a little different - the dark red didn't get as dark as in my previous batches. Since I'm an individual artist painting threads entirely by hand, the amounts are small, the colors are unique, and the dye batches do vary! Just so you know, in case you are completing a project started with a previous batch.
I dyed a few solid color skeins with that red, which leans toward the rust, or scarlet side. It's a very difficult color to capture with the camera, so I've put a bright red Lego brick in the photo for reference.