Thursday, February 7, 2008

Mock ring with a bead in center


I am working on a design that will have a mock ring with a bead in the center. To do this, start tatting a mock ring (it's actually a chain) leaving a large loop at the beginning. When you have tatted enough to fit halfway around your bead, slip the bead onto the loop, put the shuttle through the loop, and tighten. Then tat the rest of the way around the bead, and do a lock join at the beginning.

The sample is being worked in my 2nd batch of "Roses" hand dyed thread.

10 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Marilee, you make it look so simple! How do you get such beautiful pictures? It must be the thread!

Jane Eborall said...

Brilliant idea!! Why didn't I think of tat?!?!?!?!
Thanks for sharing.
JaneEb

Tattycat said...

I love this technique and you explained it beautifully. Now, whether I can do it or not.... If With your magic thread, it's a cinch!

Gina said...

I like this way and you illustrated it perfectly!
:-) gina

yarnplayer said...

To get the photos, I use a tripod and the camera's self-timer. Glad you found them helpful!

Getting the bead in like that is shown in the book "Tatting - the contemporary art of knotting with a shuttle" by Rhoda L. Auld, published 1974. This particular copy had been in my local handweaver's guild library, and they were going to throw it out! Someone who knew I was into tatting rescued it for me.

Tattycat said...

I did it! Yea! Now, I am going to go do it again and make it look better. Thanks for teaching me a new trick. I just love all of you!

Marty said...

Wonderful! You just keep teaching me new things.

Clyde said...

Neat technique and the earrings look amazing.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Marilee! I just found this blogpost! It must've been right before I started blogging...that is the only reason I can think of for why I might've missed it! Anyway, thank you for the excellent tutorial. I linked back to it from my "Tatting Techniques" links list so I can come back when I need it. You're awesome! Such a pretty picture, too!

Art by JoyMac said...

Just found this and I think you have done a gret job on this lesson....many thanks
Hugs
Joy