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Sunday, 1 June 2014

Little superduo squared motif with tutorial

For all of you that want to know more about super-duo and twin beads, I've found an interesting video (and I'm soooo happy that I can understand it without subtitles!!!). The link to the video is here.

I hope you will enjoy this little motif. This time I've tried to write a tutorial instead of a visual pattern, let me know if this works for you. The 2 strands of dmc metallic thread I've used is very similar to a size 40 thread. Superduo beads are about 1/4" high, normal beads are Gutermann rocailles 9/o.
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Tools: a gauge half inch wide (I used one plastic collar stay for men dress shirt) used horizontally;
another gauge of 1cm wide (or 0.4 inch), used vertically;
a thin wire, folded, to be used as a needle.

Load CTM 2 shuttles, putting 20 normal rounded glass beads in SH2 and 8 super-duo beads, then 4 normal beads, then another 8 super-duo beads in SH1.

From now on, SD will stand for "super-duo bead", and NB for "normal rounded bead".

First round: Start with a ring with SH1, putting 8 SD plus one normal bead inside the ring. Tat 4ds, then slip 2 SD in place of a picot, 4ds. Put one NB from the shuttle and use the gauge half inch wide horizontally for a long picot. Repeat the sequence for other 3 times.Close the ring.

Second round: Climb to the next row leaving a bit of thread (half of a picot size), then with SH1 start a ring of 4ds, leave a long picot, vertically using the gauge of 0.4 inch, then other 4ds, close the ring. (*) Reverse work and start a chain: 10ds long. With SH2 make a split ring, slipping inside 5 NB. Split ring is: 4ds, then slip one NB in place of a picot, first half of a ds, split second NB, second half of a ds, slip third NB, first half of a ds, slip fourth NB, second half of a ds, slip fifth NB, then tat 4 ds. With SH1 tat the down side of the split ring: 3ds, one SD, 3ds, another SD, 3 ds. Close the split ring. Now tat a chain of 10ds.
Using a thin wire as an helper, fold it and grab the long picot of the first 4-4 ring through the SD holes.
Reverse work and with SH1 start a ring of 4ds, join to the picot coming from inside SDs, then tat 4ds and close the ring. Don't take out the wire before you have the join completed.
Make a lock join with SH1 to the long picot of first round. Then tat another ring with SH1: 4ds, long picot 0.4 inch, 4ds. Repeat from (*) another 2 times.

For the last corner, tat the chain of 10ds and then the split ring, equal to previous one, tat the second chain of 10ds and the joining ring of 4-4, then lock join to the starting point and tie. If you want, you can cut there the thread or make a decorative chain of split rings, 6/6 , as I did.

Ciao,
Ninetta

19 comments:

  1. Thanks Ninetta. As soon as I find some of those twin beads, I'll use your tutorial.

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    1. thank you! I'm looking forward to see your tatting!

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  2. That is a fabulous motif!!! :)

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    1. thank you so much! I had a lot of fun

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  3. Lovely! I love the motif but I have never seen those type of beads before.... I had no trouble following your tutorial (but then I follow the pics mostly, I'm very visual) Thanks! Now I will have to just look for some beads :)

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    1. thank you Marla, I love to have this kind of feedback!

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  4. Thank you so much, Ninetta!! This is THE pattern I was looking for . Thank you for the great tutorial. OK, I'm off hunting for those beads.

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    1. thank you so much Tally, I'll stay tuned on your blog!

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  5. I've seen those beads but could never figure out what to do with them. That's awesome, thanks so much!

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    1. happy that you liked it! thank you so much

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  6. You are so very talented and make such beautiful work and I was looking, your cluny's are excellent too! Thank You for sharing your talents freely you will be blessed hugs.

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    1. thank you Carollyn, it's so kind of you, you have very nice words for me :) hugs

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  7. Great tutorial, Ninetta! And a very inspired use of the beads. Perfect.

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    1. thank you Corina, I love your tatting and I hope you'll be inspired by those beads too!!

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  8. Wow!!! Ninetta splendido tutorial, grazie!!! <3

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  9. The visual tutorial is a great benefit to me! Thanks for sharing your talents. This is a lovely motif.
    What exact thread did you use,please?

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    1. DMC mouliné effet lumière 100% polyester, E155.

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  10. The visual tutorial is a great benefit to me! Thanks for sharing your talents. This is a lovely motif.
    What exact thread did you use,please?

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta