View Full Version : Join----is it "legal"
26-03-2011, 01:06 PM
I see many discussion about joins from shuttle tatters......it seems to me that a big advantage of needle tatting is joining......I don't know if it is "legal" or recommended but I have joined by just passing the needle through a picot especially if it is an outline of chains...:ohmy:...are the tatting police coming to get me?
26-03-2011, 01:24 PM
Not a needle tatter but if it works and you are happy with it go for it. You are the one who needs to be pleased.
26-03-2011, 02:39 PM
No one is going to get you! Yes it is legal. In many patterns that have chains going around the outside(chain only rows) you do slide the stitches off the needle, snug up, put the needle through the picot and start the next chain. Anyway the idea is to have fun with your tatting needle or shuttle.!
26-03-2011, 02:40 PM
You are a rebel louine! Go for it, I won't tell! Lol
26-03-2011, 03:07 PM
No tatting police here...lol Until I came to InTatters, I didn't know that there was another way TO join in needle tatting, other than to pass the needle through the picot. Did it for YEARS and no-one ever said there was anything wrong with my finished pieces.
26-03-2011, 04:15 PM
Thanks, I can tat in peace and not look out for the "tatting police" to come busting through the door. LOL
Louine, if anyone claiming to be tatting police dare to harass you, laugh at them, because there are no tatting police. The only one who can decide what methods you use to accomplish your tatting is you. Maybe that makes you your own tatting police? Now, there are some tips that can usually make tatting a bit simpler for most folks, but again, these are for you to play with and then decide if you want to use them. As long as your results are tatting and you are happy with the results, it's up to you.
28-03-2011, 12:34 AM
Louine, I've always envied needle tatters as joining is much easier for them than for shuttle tatters.
Just go with the flow!!
28-03-2011, 12:17 PM
I use the "traditional" method of pulling a loop of ball thread through the picot and putting the looped ball thread on the needle. I prefer this because if I make the picots too big there is a chance it could work loose and slide over the adjacent stitches. Thats just my preference.
29-03-2011, 01:02 AM
comparingly needle joins are easier than shuttle joins because I have tried both. Sometimes I get confused which thread I am joining with when using shuttle because the outcome is significantly different. As long as you are happy with the result of the join using needle then it is what it will be. :)
What you are describing is OK for many purposes. Each type of join has a look and feel to it, and serves different purposes, so its good to add the other joins to your repertoire.
29-03-2011, 12:00 PM
Learned a new join yesterday in the online class of Georgia's, Inverted ball thread join is what it was called.....
I'm trying to learn something new every day......