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Friday, 24 June 2016

interlocking since 1869

Well, not me, of course! Learn about it here www.georgiaseitz.com/2014/interlockingringshow2.html.

Rings has been interlocked by tatters for a long time, but I don't know when they started to interlock split rings. In case you have any info, please be so kind to leave me a comment, it's always nice to learn a bit of  tatting history.
I first discovered interlocking rings in 2010, when I found a page at www.snowgoose.com, but it is no more available. About interlocking split rings in the way described here, like a watch chain, last year I found them by chance but then I learnt that I was re-discovering the wheel again... ha ha ha!!!

There's really few differences between 3 methods I've learnt for tatting a soft chain mail of interlocking split rings.
They look all the same, don't they?
I used white thread in SH1 and yellow in SH2.

The method 1 in picture is showed in a video by Karen Cabrera (entrelanzaderas.blogspot.com):
frivolite-tatting lesson 78 - anillos divididos entrelazados - interlocking split rings 1
(https://youtu.be/8ESsbFva82Q)
There's a bare yellow thread pointed by the blue arrow, that's because I prefer leaving a playing space for rings in the chain, on both threads, just my choice.
The SH1 shuttle passes through the loop only one time, from back to front.

The method 2 in picture is almost the same, but rings overlap differently.

As you see, now it's visible (? - at least I see it ^_^ )  a white bare thread.
I found this is easier for me, because I almost close the loop of the first SR, then first I put around the hand the loop for the second SR and then I close the first SR, leaving the second loop in position.
In this case I passed through the loop with SH1 shuttle, two times from front to back. 

The third method is very similar to what has been showed by Kathy Niklewicz for tatting her interlocking rings, here: kathysvictoriantattedlace.blogspot.it/2013/03/interlocking-rings-made-with-shuttle.html
(The bare yellow thread again, like in method 1, but now there's also a white bare thread like in 2!)

This is my favourite method, in fact I can always forget to post the shuttle inside any loop before closing! Poor me, absent minded tatter!

Anyway, who cares the method, with a tiny metallic size 70 thread?

There are at least two other methods for the "tatted watch chain" that I love, even they are not interlocking split rings, but they looks really like that. One is a charming chainmail finger tatted by Teri Dusenbury, it is explained here: teridusenburystattletales.blogspot.it/2014/10/tatted-jewelry-eye-candy-tatbits-tigers.html . Another clever chainmail was tatted by Jane McLellan, using one shuttle and only rings, here: janemactats.blogspot.it/2012/12/how-to-tat-chain-maille.html .

You see, I didn't do much tatting lately, but I progress with the Bosa's lace, it's almost done!


selamat tinggal
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Ninetta
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Friday, 17 June 2016

back to back

Back to bracelets, back to back rings. (Partially translated in Italian).


This is a one-shuttle pattern, only rings, with bugle beads (7mm) and superduo beads (2.5x5mm). I used also a mock ring on a ring, but that's optional. Karen Cabrera has a video for it (MROR, video 118) and I have a set in Flickr:
tutorial MR in ring (or SR)

In the next, thread and beads are for a bracelet length of 17.8 cm (7 inches), which comprises the length of a bracelet clasp (I used 1cm lobster claw).

Materials:
- Cotton or Polyester size 20 thread
- 1 shuttle
- 36 bugle beads 7mm (loaded on shuttle)
- 16 Superduo beads
- a crochet hook (I used a 0.40mm, small enough to fit through beads' hole)

Techniques
- bead held in the core thread of a ring
- bead over a picot
- (Optional) mock ring on a ring

(Materiali: col filo numero 20 (io ho usato un poliestere) 16 superduo e 36 tubicini viene un braccialetto di quasi 18cm, compresa la chiusura, sono solo anelli e si lavora con una sola navetta, la parte chiamata MROR è opzionale, per vedere di cosa si tratta ci sono sia delle mie foto in Flickr, sia il video 118 di Karen Cabrera)

String all bugle beads in the shuttle. Take the loop for the ring, slide one bead in the loop and tat 7ds, 1 picot (high enough to host the superduo bead over it), 2ds. Close ring.

(Caricare tutti i 36 tubicini nel filo della navetta, fare il giro attorno alla mano e far scivolare un tubicino nel giro. Primo anello: 7nd, 1p abbastanza lungo da ospitare la perlina superduo e 2nd. Chiudere.)
Take the loop for the second ring, slide one bead in the loop and tat 2ds, insert one superduo over previous picot and join to it, 5ds, 1 picot (high enough to host the superduo bead over it), 2ds. Close ring.
(Fare il giro attorno alla mano per il secondo anello, far scivolare un altro tubicino e fare 2nd, agganciarsi al picot precedente su cui avete messo una perlina superduo, 5nd, un altro picot lungo come il precedente e 2nd. Chiudere.)


Tat rings like the second one for the entire length of the bracelet, I tatted a total of 16 rings, then a last one: slide one bead in the loop and tat 2ds, insert one superduo over previous picot and join to it, 7ds. Close ring.
(Fare tanti anelli come il secondo per la lunghezza del braccialetto, nel mio caso ho fatto 16 anelli. Poi faccio l'ultimo di questo lato, che sarà così: fare 2nd, agganciarsi al picot precedente su cui avete messo una perlina superduo, 7nd. Chiudere.)

Turning to the second side of the bracelet: reverse work.
I tatted a mock ring over a ring.
That is: slide one bead in the loop and tat 6ds, take the loop as in the scmr technique and tat 8ds, insert the shuttle in the loop, 6ds. Close the ring, then close the mock ring.
(This part may be replaced by a normal ring: slide one bead in the loop and tat 12ds, close ring. No picture.)
(Adesso si gira il lavoro e si sceglie se fare un MROR oppure un anello semplice. Io ho fatto un MROR: Fare il giro attorno alla mano, far scivolare un tubicino e fare 6nd, fare un loop col filo della navetta come quando si fa un SCMR, fare altri 8nd, passare la navetta nel loop, fare altri 6nd. Chiudere PRIMA il lato inferiore del cerchio tirando il filo del loop, POI chiudere anche l'anello superiore tirando il filo della navetta. 
Questa parte può essere sostituita da un normale anello: far scivolare un tubicino e fare 12nd, chiudere.).
Reverse work. Start the second side with a ring equal to the very first ring. Then start the second ring the same as the very second one but put over the previous picot that superduo bead that it's just been inserted in the first side of the bracelet:
(Rovesciare il lavoro. Fare un anello tale e quale al primissimo fatto. Poi cominciare il seguente esattamente come il secondo, ma stavolta inserire il picot dentro il secondo buco della perlina superduo del primo lato.).
Repeat the second ring for the length of the bracelet. Finish with a ring: slide one bead in the loop and tat 2ds, insert one superduo over previous picot and join to it, 7ds. Close ring.
(Ripetere il secondo anello per la lunghezza del braccialetto, poi finire con un ultimo anello: fare 2nd, agganciarsi al picot precedente passandolo dentro la perlina superduo, 7nd. Chiudere.).

Reverse work. Finish the bracelet as per your taste, with another mock ring on a ring or with a simple ring. I tatted another mock ring over a ring.
Mock ring on ring: slide one bead in the loop and tat 6ds, take the loop as in the scmr technique and tat 12ds, insert the shuttle in the loop, 6ds. Close the ring, then close the mock ring.
(The simple ring may be: slide one bead in the loop and tat 12ds, close ring. )
(Rovesciare il lavoro. Finire il braccialetto come più vi piace, o con un MROR o con un normale anello. Io ho fatto un MROR: Fare il giro attorno alla mano, far scivolare un tubicino e fare 6nd, fare un loop col filo della navetta come quando si fa un SCMR, fare altri 12nd, passare la navetta nel loop, fare altri 6nd. Chiudere PRIMA il lato inferiore del cerchio tirando il filo del loop, POI chiudere anche l'anello superiore tirando il filo della navetta. 
Questa parte può essere sostituita da un normale anello:  far scivolare un tubicino e fare 12nd, chiudere.).


Cut and tie the end to the very first ring. Hide the end.
(Tagliare e annodare il capo al primissimo anello. Nascondere il filo).

The blue one is tatted with two threads (polyester and silk) wound together so that its size is about a size 10. For this one I used 15 superduo and 34 bugle beads.
 

Vi ses snart (see you soon)
( http://www.speakdanish.dk/en/phrases/0020-greetings-wishes.php )
Ninetta

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

mauve beauty

Beautiful doily, it's a pity hiding it under bowls or vases or whatever...

Tatted with size 80 thread, it's a diameter of 16cm (6.30in).

Sorry for those blurry photos, I put a better picture in Flickr:

Burda - block tatting

Bless
( http://www.iceland24blog.com/2013/08/useful-icelandic-words-and-phrases.html )
Ninetta
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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

adagio

(adagio means slowly, cautiously)

The last round has 20 separated motifs, I'm enjoying this round a lot! There was a false start, as I made picots longer than the necessary and the first motif cupped. I cut the first gauge in half (oh, don't worry, it was just a small plastic slice) but was not yet perfect. After smoothing the plastic with a nail file, the third motif was perfect.

Absolutely slow tatting, but I like very much this doily. In case I want to tat it again, I should remember a lesson learnt when I tatted the "Mary Maynard's small doily" (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2009/marymalltathplacedoily.html), that is - in that doily - the round with hairpin lace rings is tatted before the centre and left open till the last repetition of the centre, this prevented the bigger round to twist and joining picots was easier.
tatted hairpin lace

In Burda's doily, the rounds with block tatting are made first, then you join them and previous round with a next round (that is block tatting isn't directly connected to previous round but "trapped" by next one). It would had been far better if I had left the rounds with block tatting opened till the end of next round, in that case I wouldn't have had one block upside down and a chain twisted.

What's all this about? It is that now I understood why they wrote"TWO tatted doilies" as a title over this pattern! (Implicitly saying "do it twice, the second would be better"?). My opinion: not at an "Intermediate" tatting level, even it is "just" block tatting.

jal-ga
( http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-say-goodbye-or-see-you-later-in-korean )
Ninetta
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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

blocks' challenge

I've started a doily, I don't know who the designer is.
Pattern's from a book, but also proposed in a magazine that I've had for 20 years and my copy is in Italian.
I started buying "Anna by Burda" because they used to offer a yearly section for tatting, always in May. At that time that was my only source for learning "new" tatting, other than simple rings and chains. This issue is from May 1996.
Anyway, they provided textual and visual pattern, even if the text seems written by the granddaughter of aunt Priscilla (see related post)! I also used a different size thread, so their gauge for long picots didn't work for me.
Thread is Lizbeth size 80, color num.131. I used a gauge of 0.5cm and - luckily -, it worked at the first attempt!

There's a light celtic effect in this pattern, a round with block tatting has to be tatted apart and then connected to the central flower. Of course they simply say "join the block". Of course they say nothing about the direction of the tatting blocks and looking carefully at the picture it seems they actually didn't care too much. I worked with 2 shuttles in "direct tatting" (that is tatting chains as they are the second part of the split ring) and I always kept the tatting already done under my shuttles. That was a good solution for me, I had very few glitches. But this pattern challenged me!

Another round, another challenge. What I learned in previous round, I had to tune in a different way in the next. I tatted in direct tatting in a counterclockwise direction for the first part, then I had to change to a clockwise direction for the other round that connect the 5th to the 4th round. I'm still at this connection round. I tatted the second round of blocks with a dmc size 80 color num.3687.
To be continued...

Sampai jumpa (see you later)
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Ninetta
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Friday, 27 May 2016

italian outfit

"La mi' cocca Deruta®" is a creation by Anna Lisa Piccioni of  "Le Antiche Fuseruole Deruta" (Deruta Majolica Beads, there's a site in English: http://www.puntiantichi.com/deruta-majolica-beads-and-buttons-the-fuseruola-an-antique-umbrian-token-of-love-in-majolica-from-deruta/ ).


Their slogan is: "She wears handmade Italian dresses only"! 

Last week I went to Zagarolo, near Rome, where there was a lace makers' meeting and there I bought the kit to make my own doll. Her head is handmade and hand painted, it is one of a kind, I struggled for choosing one head in the pile, they're all so pretty!



I first saw these dolls in the magazine "Giuliana Ricama", then I found one of them in the blog by Sabrina, here: http://macramemodena.blogspot.it/2015/11/ancora-una-bella-collaborazione-la-mi.html. Sabrina designed the red and blue dress. Lovely, isn't it!

The skirt is an adaptation of an edging from "Il chiacchierino - Selezione TRICOT - 1990", the top is just block tatting.

Nasvidenje.
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Ninetta
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

encapsulating

The strawberry in Italian is "fragola", that comes directly from latin, in fact it is the diminutive (in grammar) "fragula" from the plural latin word "fraga" (strawberries, source www.treccani.it).

Basic instructions: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2003/encap/encap.html

Stems in the "mediterranean tatting diet" bookmark are made by encapsulating all tails with series of second half stitches, making the "Z" chain (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/setstitch.html). There isn't a proper pattern for this. Length must be adapted to your taste and thread's thickness.

I tatted the last leaf, I didn't cut the thread coming from the shuttle, then took other two leaves and put together in a bunch the long tails left. With the shuttle in my right hand and the bunch of threads in the left hand (stretched), I tatted unflipped second half stitches.



With the long tail left from the calyx, in the same way (shuttle in right hand and threads in left hand), I tatted 2nd half stitches to make a short stem for the fruit. I did the same also for flowers. That because I didn't want fruit and flowers directly attached on the main stem, but that was just my choice.

Back side for the strawberry:

 Back side for flowers:
I suggest to follow your style to put all elements together. Be creative.

Tip: there's many ends to deal with, also different lengths, so I attached shuttles one for each tail with a weaver's knot, to have a bundle.


At the end, I finished with a tassel, in this way:
I didn't cut the shuttle's thread, not yet. With the same shuttle, I tatted 3 little rings around the end of the "Z" chain. The stiches' count for this rings must be adapted to the thickness of the bunch of threads. Ends coming from the "Z" chain were split in two, then I added another bunch of short threads (about 12cm) and tied them in the middle with two ends from the "Z" chain, very close to the end of the chain. This bunch of short threads and the ends coming from the chain were folded in half and blocked with a ring, tatted with the same shuttle I used for the chain (leave a short bare thread to create the tassel's appearance). Again, the stiches' count for this rings must be adapted to the thickness of the bunch of threads. I made 3 rings of 14ds and left a long tail (about 6cm). 
Comb and trim the tassel.

Phew! This long post has been very difficult for me, all these English words and very few pictures! I hope I didn't forget anything, otherwise tell me off!

What can I do with this second one? A present, for sure!
แล้วพบกันใหม่   ค่ะ
(hope that is right! This writing is amazing, isn't it? rings an chains...)
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bye bye
Ninetta
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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta