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15-04-2009, 04:57 PM
Posted by Monica on 29 January 2009
I've spent my whole life trying to make perfect (or at least nice) picots and now I want to make a twisted picot on purpose.
I'm trying to make the ever popular flying dragon and I want to do the cute little twisted picot ears but can't figure out how to make the twist.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
15-04-2009, 08:01 PM
I did it in two steps -- which is prob'ly not what was intended, but it works. I made a picot twice as long as I thought I wanted. Then I made the first half of the next ds, put my hook into the end of the long picot and twisted it around and around then folded it it half. This causes it to twist around itself and relax a bit. Finally, I caught the end as though it had been pulled through a bead and fastened it in as I completed the second half of the ds. Does that make any sense to anyone?
16-04-2009, 12:21 AM
This is one method that I have used for making a twisted picot. This works quite easily when you are making the twisted picot on a chain.
When I reach the point where I want to make the picot, I twist the thread following the natural twist of the thread. When I get a tight enough twist, I fold the thread at the point of the length of the picot that I want, and make the next double-stitch to hold the picot in place. When folded, this extra twist in the thread causes it to form a cord-like picot as you can see in the example of the butterfly shown here. The twisted picot formed the antenna of the butterfly.
It can be done when making a ring too, but it may get too tangled up if the picot is very long.
16-04-2009, 01:31 PM
I have also struggled to make a nice looking twisted picot. I really like your idea Marty! I am going to try it on my next dragon.