Sunday, June 2, 2013

Purple WIP

This is an old DMC pattern All Rings with lots of cut and tie. It all starts with a small ring of 4 petals not connected. The small ring connects to the larger ring  (the small ring in the center).
 When making the small ring to connect there is always a small gap. On the first ring of the 4 pedals, working the first DS next I added a P  (I could use a Mock p in the beginning) and continue the stitch count weaving the beginning thread into the stitches. One less thread to weave in. Then tatted the next 3 petal rings. When the last ring is completed I joined to the beginning P and sewed the thread in. No more gap.
When making the big round to avoid another loose thread I used SSSR. Working the method above for the first 3 rings. On the 4th petal ring work the ring to the last P and make the SSSR.
CL the ring,  join to the first ring and make the loop around the shuttle and ring now close with the shuttle and you are ready to start the outer ring. This makes for a nice smooth and even rings when connecting to each other with no gaps and only one thread to weave in at the end of the round.
I suppose one could continue with SSSR making another small ring for connections but that is way too much brain power. I am happy the way it is!!! Besides it is good practice to weave some threads in!!(:
 
Gina Butler has an excellent video below for SSSR
  • www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXvNRaaxV14
    • By Gina Butler ·
    • 4 min ·
    • 147 views ·
    • Added Mar 31, 2013
    This is the technique that Matthew Takeda created. It is shared on Bina Madden's site with his permission http://www.paradisetreasures.com/pdf/...
 
 


                                              It is growing!! Time to do some measuring. (:

                                                                     Sun Set in NM

5 comments:

God's Kid said...

That is a very beautiful WIP!!! :)

Quayceetatter said...

Thanks for your lovely comment and visiting my blog!! (: I am learning new ways to improve old patterns. I have a doily made in the thirty's and every round is knotted with little threads.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Linda, Very very lovely tatting.Your NM sunset is lovely. Hugs Judy

cq4fun said...

I don't tat, but if I did, I would love to do that piece. The variegated purple was a wonderful choice. I'd love to be in DRY NM right now. I'm so sick of rain and humidity.

Debbie S. said...

Your tatting is always so beautiful. But this project is well wow is all I can think of it's amazing.