Just had a chance to blog and catch you all up on my progress with the russian doily (finished...yay...picture at the blog link above) and a few adaptations and thoughts.
I have also been buying books from ebay and online, and am excited about the possibilities and ideas these books contain...
2.2 A length of chain can be formed into a mock ring by linking it to a picot before and after it is tatted. Only one shuttle will be needed.
Firm tension is required before the closure to maintain the circular/oval effect. The string of mock rings illustrated can be turned into a decorative braid, as in Mary Konior's 'Skipping Ropes' in Tatting with Visual Patterns, pages 25 and 26.
By using 2 shuttles and extending
I have now finished the pattern for the square motif that can be put together to make a doily as large or small as you would like. Here is the PDF http://freepdfhosting.com/819ae7d446.pdf ENJOY!
2. MOCK RINGS
There is a variety of mock rings, almost all of which involve auxiliary threads and chains. They are meant to resemble true rings, usually beginning and ending at the same point. Tensioning the core thread plays the major part in their presentation. Most of the rings in needle tatting are mock rings.
2.1 The central mock ring (CMR) is the most versatile of these, having been in use for approx. 100 years. It forms a neater centre in a medallion than the true
Originally Posted by Colleen
Does anyone know where to find this pattern? I found it on 2 different websites. The first one is here: http://fascinata.blox.pl/html/1310721,262146,169.html?3
Click on Frywolitk, then scroll down to the bottom and click on (page) 3
The second one is here: http://www.life123.com/hobbies/knit-...eginners.shtml
Looks like it could be out of a vintage book.
All things considered, all rings are 'self-closing'. Since tatting developed, close is implicit in the term 'ring'. Therefore 'self-closing' (a term from 1995) is superfluous. Rather, it is the type and time of closure that divide rings into different groups: 1. TRUE rings, 2. MOCK rings and 3. COMPOSITE rings.
1. TRUE RINGS
There are only three true rings: two are generally made with a shuttle, the other is made with direct needle tatting (tatting on a needle).
Updated 18-04-2013 at 04:15 AM by Judith Connors
Ok, i didn't write to this blog for a long time and now I'm gonna rant. Sorry about that but... I just had conversation that made my blood boil...
One girl just asked me if I can help her with lace needed for the dress she wants to make. Unfortunately I couldn't help her, i don't do that type of lace. But...even if I do I'm not sure that we would reach an agreement.
She is looking for someone who can make needle pointed lace on till, like this
I am new in here but, I have been making lace for years. This necklace (Daisy) is my recent design, I just want to share.
Here is the little square motif pattern done 3 X 3 and then a simple little edging to finish it off.
Here is the pink set completed. It turns out that my neighbour is not really into delicate lacy things so I shall keep this as a "stock" item to give as a present to someone else in the future.
This is my next project - a square motif that can be put together as often
I thought I would share with you all a picture of my latest cards, I have put them all on my album.
Well the joys of tatting are still active in me and the projects have been under control! No more standing 6 projects or more without the completion of the first.
Sadly my free standing tatted egg will not work out but I did have a back up plan. As of now, I am stitching the two parts together onto a paper mache egg. Will post pictures when finished.
I have completed several crosses as requested by my mother and have a few more to go, but one took priority over her requests.
Most inverted tatting requires no starching medium or wire to retain the various shapes created. Tension alone maintains the dimensional effect of the petals in these Californian poppies and forget-me-nots. The only wire involved is for the several stems in the posy. This is my own design, directions unpublished. I hope you like it.
Updated 25-03-2013 at 05:31 AM by Judith Connors
Hi everybody, i've at last taught myself how to tat, from a book. I've been wanting to know how to do it for years. I've done pottery, fabric and silk painting and the usual knitting and crochet, but I'm really loving tatting, I've even sold a few necklaces and chokers!!
My problem is, I live in Spain and don't know anybody who tats, I'm sure it would be great to find someone out here. I've been using crochet cotton and was wondering if something else might be better.
Those 3D patterns
Including solid shapes in tatted articles enhances their third dimension. Easter eggs and Christmas baubles have been popular for some time. In the two articles illustrated metal rings have been used to form rigid circles.
A wedding tiara, originally tatted as a length of flat lace, has been fitted and sewn around a covered metal ring. It was then stiffened and shaped before drying. Small pearls
Updated 25-03-2013 at 05:36 AM by Judith Connors