Friday, June 13, 2008

String of beaded mock rings, part 2

Tatting the chain around the other side of the bead, we come to the join. I opted to use the "Alligator Join". The core thread goes under the work, the auxiliary thread goes on top, (or reverse order if it looks better to you) and the tatting continues.
This photo shows the first half of of a double stitch just after the join. It is still loose in the photo to help you see it, but it needs to be pulled up tight.
Tatting continues around the beads.

This concludes my tutorial on a string of beaded mock rings. Have fun!

14 comments:

Tattycat said...

Very pretty and a good explanation. Your work is always so even. I can't wait to try it.

Jen said...

Very detailed and well explained even to a newbie who has just been introduced to this craft! Haven't even started one of my own yet! Great work!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, tattycat - your work is even, too!

Glad to have you visit here, Jen. I hope you will give tatting a try! There are a lot of videos and other resources online to help people learn to tat. Let me know if you need some help finding what you need to get started.

TattingChic said...

Oooohhhh, Nifty I'm gonna have to come back and study this somemore.

yarnplayer said...

Glad you like the tutorial, tattingchic.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Marilee, it looks like the "thief" has gotten you too...
http://www.timelesstattingpatterns.com/gallery/musical-styles-in-tatting/
Can we do anything about this kind of disrespect?

TattingChic said...

Sherry I just saw your comment. This is making me so mad, so far she hasn't stolen any of my images that I KNOW of.What can we all do about her/him?

Clyde said...

Great tutorial Marilee. What are we going to do about this disgusting thief.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks for the heads up. I think we can report it to yahoo. Now I gotta go figure out how to do that.

yarnplayer said...

Here's one way to deter the thief, folks:
If you have photos on Flickr, set your account so nobody but you can download your photos. It's under privacy and permissions. The thief has been getting the photos from Flickr. I was very kindly given this helpful info by TotusMel, who runs a beautiful shop on Etsy featuring her amazing tatted items - you can find her shop at
http://TotusMel.etsy.com
She had one of her photos stolen too.

TattingChic said...

Yes, I saw that photo of Totus Mel's on the theif's site and read about it on Totus Mel's blog, too. Thank you for the info. I will remember that if I ever have an account on flickr. It's such a shame we even have to worry about that dishonesty, but that the unfortunate way some people are. Thanks again for the info.

Elizabeth said...

Great idea and technique - and very well explained. I must try this.

That thief also has crocheted items they are calling "tatting," which just shows they really have no clue about tatting at all and are just trying like heck to sell their e-book (of patterns already available FOR FREE on the web).

Also, there is a new picture up there now from another Flickr member. *sigh*

Don said...

Very nice, I love your work. I have tried this and when I do the second side and use the alligator join, the following chain goes behind the previous chain instead of laying next to it as on yours. Any tips to avoid that?

Marilee Rockley said...

@Don, thank you. Perhaps the results may look different depending on which thread goes on top of the work at the alligator join. Either the ball thread or the shuttle thread could go on top and the other thread below. Another thing might be the tension of the thread when putting on the bead. There needs to be a little bit of room between the beads, so that the chains can fit between them.