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Saturday, 27 June 2015

solution or pollution?

Hand-made tatting pollution, I mean, with a massive help by scissors - but eventually the solution came...

I loved Muskaan's saga on curled rings: every curled ring alternative has been unfolded (part of which ignored by the designer herself) and intriguing hypothesis rolled out.

She mentioned that a curled ring must be sized to be curled, she's right, in fact a ring smaller than 20ds it'd be difficult to fold. But the "why-not" question, about how to curl little 6-6 rings, was intriguing.

I've played around little rings without a clear direction or pattern in mind, it seemed they were really too little to be folded.

And the "what-if" actually came from tatting with beads, how they can be placed in the thread round the hand and trapped at the base of a ring.


A lot of trials and errors this time! But if at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Even Lizbeth teased me! They 've made a weaver's knot in one strand... (thread is size 80, Lizbeth colour 122 and yellow dmc colour 744) Sigh! Anyway it's a tatting game, I love it.




I only have to hide and cut ends and it's finished.

So, I'm happy with my new bookmark-of-the-month and with the 3D curled effect too. What can I do, I can't help producing tatting pollution...

Ciao,
Ninetta

P.S. I tested my new celtic tatting shuttles but it's been wasted more of size 80 thread. The thin shuttle is not so thin to pass even through a 32ds ring. It asked for a second attempt with thicker thread. Solution or pollution again?

13 comments:

  1. Perfectly profound and perplexing petals! You gave done it once again; created something unique and beautiful. Brava! Beauteous bookmark. : )

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    1. Ty so much! Too kind of you. (Thanks for the new word "beauteous")

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  2. Wow, well done for all that experimenting! The resulting bookmark is lovely and truly unique.

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  3. Sometimes the path of creativity is twisted. Love the bookmark.

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  4. Very Clever indeed !!!
    Fantastic bookmark & the process to overcome the Ys & Y knots is even more fascinating :-)

    As for pollution, behind every creative endeavour, there is chaos. Yet, I believe tatters ( their very name describes it all ! ), are Very environment-friendly. They don't use up much material, their threads are all organic & biodegradable, and some are ingenious enough to put even that tiny waste to good use (bowls, nests, collages, doodads, .... ;-P) .
    Ergo, if Solution = Pollution, then Pollution = Solution ;-D
    Hugs

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  5. Thank you very much everyone

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  6. Love it love it love it love it !!!

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  7. Sorry I missed some of your blog being away,
    Beautiful bookmark I really love this pattern, will you by any chance sharing it.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Yes, maybe, by any chance... :)

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  8. That is a very beautiful bookmark, and I am sure would be an awesome bracelet too!! :)

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta