SHORTER coloring spacings, this has been one the problems that tatters, crocheters and knitters run into. The color spacing is SO long that it seems like you will never get to the next color.
The Lizbeth thread has short color spacings. Below is a sample of size 80 tatted with a shuttle. Pattern from the book "Tatting Snowflakes and Ornaments", color #122 size 80.
NOTE: The finished size of this snowflake is ONLY 1.5inches x 1.5inches.