Friday, March 11, 2016

Tatting an Onion Ring from the back side

If doing a project using front side / back side tatting, sometimes an onion ring will need to be tatted from the back side. Tat the inner ring using reverse order double stitches (2nd half first, 1st half second).

Bring the shuttle thread behind the ring, then start tatting the outer ring, also with reverse order double stitches.

When doing the join, pull a loop of the thread from the working circle OVER the shuttle thread and through the picot.

Make sure that the loop isn't twisted, then put the shuttle through.

Tighten the join as you would any normal join. Then, continue tatting reverse order double stitches.

Close the outer ring, keeping it behind the inner ring.

The completed onion ring from the back side.

The completed onion ring from the front side.


Jenn said...

Gorgeous colours! Thanks for sharing how to do a thrown/floating onion ring :).

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I've added the link to my techniques list.

Kathleen Minniti said...

Thank you for the really clear photos. I do enjoy your teaching tips!

Anne said...

Many thanks for sharing your tips. I'm going to add it to my 'how to do' section. Lovely colours you've used.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely clear photos, and showing how to do the join, beautiful thread