Wednesday, March 24, 2010

tatting around ....

This motif is from The Complete Book of Tatting.
I managed to get all the way around.
(using DMC #20 Cebelia Color 210)
I got a twist in the final join - need to practice that some more.

Some of the instructions I've read have a join followed by the second half of double stitch -- some instructions I've read just have a join & don't mention a second half of a double stitch. Not sure, not sure, not sure.

These are practice motifs from The Complete Book of Tatting using Lizbeth size 20, color 141.

I am planning to practice more rings to get that final join to lay better (with out a twist). And may look on-line to see what u-tube & other sites say about the join with a 'second half of a double stitch' as I haven't done that!!

I has been great to own a couple more books.
Each has something to offer a beginner!


sewmuchfun4 said...

BEAUTIFUL motifs, Lelia! You are doing GREAT!

From what I have read, you can either count the join as the first half of the DS and just do the second half after, or not count the join in the stitch count at all. I think the key is being consistent. I like to count it as the first half of the next DS, myself.

I had trouble with the final join also until about a year ago. I was able to try allot of new patterns after I figured it out. I put together a tutorial of my understanding of the final join hoping that it might help someone. It is here if you would like to take a look:

:) Ann

Tommye said...

just beautiful. I'm really impressed.