Saturday, January 31, 2015

My tatting collar

I have made this collar using thread size 20, and one shuttle in a stage of working , and two shuttles in the last round edge.
It a charted pattern. Still love charted pattern in any craft including tatting. I have practised some new things in this pattern like the flower motif , and that circular chain. I have used Sewmate shuttle , and love it because it holds good amount of thread , and it is tight to give me a good gauge.
The first edge of this collar which is around the neck was really trick for me because there is thread between two rings, and I wanted to keep the same length of that thread, so I have mark 4mm on my index finger , and use it as a ruler to measure the  length between rings. lol any way it is what came to my mind to solve my problem.
Still need to perfect my picots, and my stitches; I still don't like my stitches, and picots. I think tatting needs more good , and even stitches , and picots. I need to learn how to get the same length of picots without "picot gouge." I cannot use it for every single picot.

 A stage of this collar;
Close look;
Happy tatting for all of you.

Friday, January 2, 2015

My tatting doily

I have made this doily using a cotton thread size 20, and one shuttle. I like to use the method shuttle out of ball than two shuttles. I don't use two shuttles until I use both of them. This thread is an Egyptian cotton with silk finishing . It is very nice to work with , but it is slippery , and need to work in tight way to get better result.This doily is about 40 cm across.

Nothing new about this doily just ds(s), and picots. and after you make the center you just start to make the edge, and join with the center. It is a charted pattern. I love charted pattern more than written one. I have made this doily just to practise the normal (ds) and picots.

It gets some times to end it. Just one bad memory about this doily; I have made some mistakes in edge , and had to cut them out. I don't like to wrap tatting out. It is so boring, slow, and spoil the thread too specially when you work with shuttle so when I discovered the mistake, I cut that part out, and start from beginning ( with nervous of course ) lol. finally it is finished.

Here another picture for it during working it:

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