Friday, October 24, 2008

Beads on 2nd half of split ring


I am working on a design that will have beads on the 2nd half of a split ring. The beads for that need to be on the 2nd shuttle. Since the double stitches on the 2nd part of a split ring are not flipped, the beads are added differently than in a normal ring. The beads are kept on the shuttle until needed, then slid into place.


Because I tat a split ring by taking it off my hand, turning the working loop over, and replacing it on my hand to tat as usual, the unflipped double stitches appear "back side up". (Another way to tat the split ring is the "dead spider" method, but I am not so familiar with that technique.)
Anyway, with either working method, the unflipped stitches are worked 2nd half, then 1st half - which can get confusing! If I get lost, I have found that if it "looks" like I should do a 2nd half, that's the one needed - though it is really the "1st half" here! (Confused enough, yet?) Sometimes it helps to look at the other side, to see if the stitches look consistent.


So this is the "back side" of the completed split ring in the tatting so far. But, if I were a perfectionist, I would do something about the other ring - which has its "back side" the other way - oops! Well, people who have tatted my patterns know that I tend to take a casual attitude about "back side, front side" anyway - sometimes!

10 comments:

Kristen Hermanny said...

This is beautiful work!!! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your pieces. They are so delicate. Thank you for sharing...

yarnplayer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Kristen, and thank you for the nice comment!

TattingChic said...

I tat a split ring the same way that you do, Yarnplayer. Thanks for visiting my blog! I thought I had scared you off because of my previous post: naming you as one of my "dealers" and all, LOL! :)
The colors you are tatting with are beautiful and I can't wait to see the finished design.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Great tutorial Marilee! ....and ....GORGEOUS thread!

Bonnie said...

I really like the look of tatting and beads together you've got me wondering what your creating now. This thread is lovely, is it Blue Green Pastel? I wish you would revisit some previous HDT combinations for example that one, peace, roses, oh I could go on and on. :-)

Clyde said...

Your tutorials are great and your pictures are always so clear and your thread just makes me want more.

yarnplayer said...

Tattingchic, you have not "scared" me off, LOL. I am just busy and there are so many blogging tatters now (great, isn't it?!!) I just can't keep up.

Ladyshuttlemaker, coming from you that is high praise, indeed! Thanks!

Thanks, Bonnie - for sure I would turn out the HDT faster if I could, LOL. I think my buyers are aware that it is time-consuming, takes artistic skill, and is a big mess to clean up. I tried a while back to train one of my boys (I only have sons) to wind skeins for me, but he couldn't manage it. I guess the talent with knots and fiber has skipped a generation, LOL! So I do everything myself, and I know from the wonderful feedback I have been getting that people do appreciate the care I put into my HDT.

Thanks, Clyde, I'm glad you enjoy it.

Charmingdesigns said...

Your blog is lovely. Your yarns are gorgeous! Laurie

yarnplayer said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Laurie. You have such pretty things on your site, too.

Silvia said...

i LOVE YOUR WORK, AND THE YARN YOU USE...WHAT IS IT? PROBABLY WE DONT´HAVE THE COMERCIAL NAMES YOU HAVE. cAN i USE PERLE THREAD? OR MACRAME YARN? THANKS...SILVIA FROM ARGENTINA ( silviartesana @blogspot.com )