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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

crescendo - part V - and other WIPs

This is only another rough idea, I thought about increasing the height of the tds but I had little success. In the next picture, there are 3 groups with 3 tds, but in the second tds the picot is a wee bit bigger and then rolls 5 times, the third again is a little bigger than the previous and rolls 7 times.
The first part of the tds is always the same, that is:
  • Start with a very small picot and one double stitch. 
  • Laying the picot across the ball thread and pull up a loop of thread through the picot. 
  • Then, take another loop of the ball thread and pull it through the previous loop.
  • Now slip the shuttle through the loop thus formed. Don't tighten it, yet. 
  • Take a loop of the core thread in the ring finger, then pass the shuttle from back to front, through the loop, 3 times.
  • Tighten the ball thread and don't let the core thread slip out of place. 
  • Then, pull the core thread.
Second tds:
  • Start with a normal picot and one double stitch. 
  • Laying the picot across the ball thread and pull up a loop of thread through the picot. 
  • Then, take another loop of the ball thread and pull it through the previous loop.
  • Now slip the shuttle through the loop thus formed. Don't tighten it, yet. 
  • Take a loop of the core thread in the ring finger, then pass the shuttle from back to front, through the loop,  5 times
  • Tighten the ball thread and don't let the core thread slip out of place. 
  • Then, pull the core thread.
Third tds:
  • Start with a picot a little higher than previous tds and one double stitch. 
  • Laying the picot across the ball thread and pull up a loop of thread through the picot. 
  • Then, take another loop of the ball thread and pull it through the previous loop.
  • Now slip the shuttle through the loop thus formed. Don't tighten it, yet. 
  • Take a loop of the core thread in the ring finger, then pass the shuttle from back to front, through the loop,  7 times
  • Tighten the ball thread and don't let the core thread slip out of place. 
  • Then, pull the core thread.
I can't go further.

I designed another little motif, this time it is a triangular one. I confess I already shared this with Muskaan (muskaan's T*I*P*S), last week I sent her a close up picture and she's a very talented tatter, she could count my stitches and replicated it in a nanosecond! So, for I haven't written down the pattern yet, you bet she has my full permission to post her stitches' count in her blog! Thank you, Muskaan!


I also have other WIPs started, I hope I will stay committed and finish something, sooner or later!
One is "Star Pattern in Tatting for a Chair or Sofa Tidy" by Mrs. Eliza Warren, a pattern from 1868, but I've changed it to have all motifs connected by split rings, instead of many little squared motifs. That is what I did till now:

The second old old pattern that I'm tatting is the modernised version by Ruth Perry of the "narrow edging" in Riego Royal Tatting book, 1864, that one where a real chain appeared for the first time, with clear instructions. The link to the renewed pattern is here:
http://tat-calendar.blogspot.com/search?q=riego+edging+15 , I found it easily, thanks to the hard work of sweet tatters who shares their time and knowledge in Craftree
That will be an edging for the fan, I haven't decided yet for attaching it to the fabric or if I tat more rounds that would substitute the fabric.

Ciao,
Ninetta

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

cabochon with tds - part IV

This is only the rough idea, not a pattern. I've been tatting again onion rings with tds, and I found a version I feel it could be a possible one, intriguing, with tds inside and ds outside - but opposite, facing head-to-head:
a close up:

Then it happened that I pulled too much the second ring, and those 2 rings collapsed.
I thought it was a nice place where putting a bead, like when you are making a cabochon. I took one random stone and tried, I had to test tat a couple of rings more to find the right number of stitches, but it seems it could work.

Something to play with, again, definitely 😋

The shuttle you see in pictures, it is a shuttle made in USA, called "The Astro-Knot Tatting shuttle". It's a most welcome gift from the Colours' Fairy, Fox (tat-ology), she sent it a very long time ago! These shuttles are made one by one on a 3D printer! Thanks again, Fox!

Ciao,
Ninetta

Saturday, 7 July 2018

more ideas - part III

It's a nice surprise, discovering that the first very small picot of the tds can also be substituted by the picot from a previous element, just joined.

Here is the pattern:
Start as in SCMR, with a clip or taking the loop in your ring finger. Picots are small.
  1. SCMR: 5ds - 4ds, FR[6ds - 6ds], 3tds, FR[6ds - 6ds], 4ds - 5ds. Close the SCMR (I closed mine like in Fig.5 here: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf).
  2. SCMR: 5ds, join to last picot of previous SCMR, 4ds, join to previous last FR, 3tds(⭐), FR[6ds - 6ds],4ds - 5ds. Close the SCMR.
  3. repeat step 2. for 3 more times
  4. SCMR: 5ds, join to last picot of previous SCMR, 4ds, join to previous last FR, 3tds(⭐), join to the very first FR, 4ds, join to the very first picot of the first SCMR, 5ds. Close the SCMR.
For the first treble in (⭐), I pulled up a loop of thread through the picot of the FR just joined (and then, as usual, take another loop of the ball thread and pull it through the previous loop). Please look at the next picture, I hope that it is clear, let me know.
Thread for that little motif is DMC ecrù size 40.

I also designed and tatted another motif, thread is DMC size 80, colour number 3778. The second last round, all tatted with treble tatting stitches in chains, looks very similar to that old patterns, where a round of double crochet (single crochet) was made over the previous round all picots, one crochet stitch in each picot - for example, there is one doily at page 132 of "A New Twist on Tatting: More Than 100 Glorious Designs" by Catherine Austin.

I love the fact that this motif can be just shuttle tatted, without resorting to do the crochet's stitches.

I'm playing with more ideas to show you, in the meantime happy tatting!
Ciao,
Ninetta

Thursday, 5 July 2018

ideas -part II

The height of tds is a 'new' designing challenge for me (and I'm loving this 😍😍😍😍😍), it gives tatting many interesting possibilities. It's not for the crochet-like appearance, because I found out - and maybe you too, who already tried - that I cannot transpose a crochet pattern with this. In fact, the technical construction is completely different: the tatted treble starts and ends at the bottom of the stitch, unlike the treble crochet. From a designing point of view, it is more similar to a sequence of picots, than a sequence of treble crochet.
That sample is tatted with Finca light gold (Hilo Metalizado, 1000mts, Presencia Hilaturas), doubled, that it is like a size 20 cotton thread. It's really difficult to take a good picture of gold thread, also it is difficult to render the 3D in a picture. The first upper photo, the collage, helps a lot, those 3 pics in sequence counterbalance the lack of dimension.
Not exactly a pattern, this is only an idea. It's like the old rosette pattern with only one shuttle. For example, it is like the star n.4 at page 45 of the book "Tatting Patterns and Designs" by Gun Blomqvist. (vsp=very small picot)
Start with a ring: 1ds, 5tds, vsp , 1ds, then close the ring and climb out of it with a "mock tds". With a size 20 it'd cup, otherwise tat 4tds instead of 5. Then tat a ring of 3ds-6ds-3ds, close it and join with a shuttle/lock stitch the nearest vsp of the centre. Continue all around, with rings of 3ds+6ds-3ds, joining the shuttle thread with lock joins to each subsequent vsp of the centre. 

I wanted to tat a flower, but if you turn it inside-out, it looks like a tiny hat.

I've also tried tatting an onion ring, the inner ring all double stitches, the outer all treble. But I didn't like it, the other version with treble inside, neither. Maybe I just need to try again. The nicest version -for me - it's the one with the outer ring with alternating double and treble, that is treble are in place of picots.
dmc size 70


Thank you very much for reading.
Before I leave you to your happy tatting, I finished the "almost magic square doily" (I wrote about it here: the chain does the trick ), so here it is:

Ciao,
Ninetta

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

treble tatting - ideas

Thanks for watching my video on treble tatting. I'd love having feedback and pictures with your samples of treble tatting, please leave a comment with your link, so everybody can enjoy, thank you very much.
The centre here is all rings (the last one is a SR),
half tatted with tds, the second half ring with ds.
I've been playing with some ideas, not really patterns, yet. I'll post my ideas as they will come, please bear with me. There are a couple more test tatted little motifs but I haven't written patterns down, fingers crossed I won't forget it!

But today I'd like posting my stitches' count for the first basic pattern, that is in the video.

From now on, I'll write "tds" for each treble double stitch, that is showed in the video, that is:
  • Start with a very small picot and one double stitch. 
  • Laying the picot across the ball thread and pull up a loop of thread through the picot. 
  • Then, take another loop of the ball thread and pull it through the previous loop.
  • Now slip the shuttle through the loop thus formed. Don't tighten it, yet. 
  • Take a loop of the core thread in the ring finger, then pass the shuttle from back to front, through the loop, 3 times. 
  • Tighten the ball thread and don't let the core thread slip out of place. 
  • Then, pull the core thread.
There is a second video,  here: https://youtu.be/yRW-3qQGS_g , where I show you how I climbed out of a centre ring of 7 tds, with a faux tds.
For the little light blue one, under my thumb, I used DMC Special Dentelles n. 80 colour 67 Aqua.
Wind 1 shuttle and ball CTM (or 2 shuttles CTM), or use leftovers, unwinding all but the last meter. Ball thread could be added afterwords, if missing.
vsp = very small picot.

Start with a ring: 1ds, 7tds, vsp , 1ds, then close ring and climb out of it with a "mock tds" (as showed in the second video).
Split ring: 4ds/4ds.
(tat the pattern clockwise) Chain: 2ds, 1tds, vsp, 2ds, 1tds, vsp, 2ds, 1tds, vsp, 2ds. Reverse work.
Ring: 4ds, join to the space between two tds of the center, 4ds, close ring. Reverse work.
Repeat Chain and Ring, ending with a chain. Tie and cut as per your usual way.

My same old tip: have fun!

Ciao,
Ninetta

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta