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Friday, 23 January 2015

measured beauty

Only few words today. I've had a fever for two days and what a better occasion for using a new English word just learned this month: I feel "lousy"!


I took some photos to show the gauge I've used between rings. It's very difficult to keep the distance by sight, so even I rarely use a gauge, that's one of those situations.

1/4"
1/8"
1/8"
Ciao
Ninetta

19 comments:

  1. I love the look of a measured gauge but struggle with how this measuring slows down tatting momentum, but know it looks so nice, I wish there was a easier way to measure picots.

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    1. I've heard about henna dots on finger...

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  2. Hope you will soon feel much better.

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  3. Hope you feel better soon! Yes, bare thread spaces are hard to measure by eye, time to use a gauge. Carrolyn is right that it is a bit awkward, but better than having odd spaces.

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    1. Ty Jane and I like a lot this doily. I don't care about how much time I'll need.

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  4. Love the new word! : )) Hope you are soon feeling chipper! the motif looks amazing.

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    1. Ty! (I can't take a rest with you! chipper is another new to me!)

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  5. This is coming along very nicely. Hope you feel better soon.

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  6. Beautiful work even up close. I can't imagine how hard it would be to not use a gauge when working with bare thread. Such a lovely pattern.

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    1. Yes I agree. I've had the gauge as a present, before that, I used all sort of cut cards, even toothpicks! Ty Bernice.

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  7. Hope you are well on your way to rosy pink health, Ninetta ! I Finally got to see the pics you posted & am wowed :-)) I can see the orange "seeping" out sneakily . I, too, had cut out a make-shift picot gauge last year, out of cardstock. Love the one you are using - very compact & handy :-)

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    1. Ty muskaan, I fell a little better :) that's a very professional gauge, isn't it? It's from hhtatting.

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  8. In this pattern, using a gauge is a must, but so difficult to do. Maybe tatters should have a tatoo anyway: dots on our fingers!!

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  9. Ciao Ninetta spero che tutto vada bene!!!
    I tuoi lavori come sempre sono una favola ...
    Un bacione grande ...

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta