Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Catherine Wheel Join, in a still photo document

In response to requests for still photos from my video demo of the Catherine Wheel join, I grabbed some frames from the video and put them onto a 2 page PDF file.
To download the PDF,
click here.


Michelle said...

Thank you for doing this. You are so generous to share you techniques like this.

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

what a wonderful clear and easy to understand tutorial, thank you :)

naylem said...

Thank you so much, what a help this will be. Maybe now I can figure out what I am doing wrong. I can get the loop to put up OK it is after that problems. These pictures are great, I wish all people making video's would do this Michelle and Bri and myself all THANK YOU again.


Maxine said...

How hard is it to learn to tat? I bought a book on needle tatting, but have not yet tried to do this. I also have a shuttle. I crochet mostly and i like to work on large projects that take me several months to a year to complete. Is there any patterns for, like a tablecloth for tatting?

Marilee Rockley said...

Glad you like it - the response has been so overwhelming that the bandwidth got exceeded for the free account that hosts my free PDF files. So if the file won't download for you, please try again later in the week.

Maxine, most folks find that learning to shuttle tat takes some practice, in order to "get the knack" of the "flip" - transferring the loop from one thread to another. Once learned of course, it becomes automatic.
Needle tatting is easy to learn because the thread transfer or "flip" issue is avoided. Needle tatting generally turns out with a softer tension or feel than shuttle tatting, because of the space taken up by the needle while the work is produced.

With a pattern composed of small motifs, one could just keep adding motifs until the project was a large as desired. Thread size also makes a big difference. But tatting is more time-consuming than crochet, so it is unusual to see a project as large as a tablecloth made entirely of tatting. Such an item would really be a rare heirloom.

Marilee Rockley said...

Bandwidth issue is now fixed.

Lelia said...

glad your bandwidth is fixed. this was a craft gossip item.

very helpful

louine said...

Thanks so mucy for the still pictures....I watched the video but I can take these with me when I travel and don't have internet access.