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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

jointly

Chatting with friends and Sue F. of the Online Tatting Designers Class it's always very very inspiring, this time they mentioned the JSS, a join that I hadn't tried yet.

Also, I wanted to tat something with a lovely thread that the generous Colours' Fairy Fox has just sent me, a Lizbeth size 80, number 154, "Wildflower garden".

Actually I have one pattern in the set "granny squares" that I wanted to tat again and it has onion rings, where I could have tried the JSS, so I looked into my fantastic notebook (that I started just because Sue F. had insisted - thank you so much!) and found the drawing/scribble of "quad_25".

The JSS is the Anne Dyer's join, "join to the smooth side", there's a video by Karen Cabrera:
https://youtu.be/rN-wsHQQ6Dc

In former square, the motif tatted last year (green and yellow in pics), I used a normal slope and roll join, that's different from JSS only for the fact that the S&R has a back side, a quibble with size 80 thread and my eyesight! But I like more the JSS join and I think I'll use it again, instead of the S&R.

That is a pattern that needs a revision, too. One motif alone needs some blocking, while the ruffle disappears when 4 are joined together. United we stand, it seems!

I'm a little shy to share my attempts to filèt lace, there's A LOT of flaws. Anyway, that it is one:
It is worked with the help of a wooden frame, then the embroidery is on the stretched net.

Ciao,
Ninetta

15 comments:

  1. Okay, you just beat me to it ! I took comparative pics of the JSS & S&R joins just this morning , to share !!!!! And same source , with same conclusion ;-P But instead of onion rings, I did it on Round 6 of the Snow Doily which is in progress . Although I do have a couple more observations ....

    Your lacework is lovely . Can't see any flaws as a layperson :-)

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    1. Great, thanks I'm looking forward to read you observations, I'm glad that we both have the same perspective :-)

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  2. Did you make the net for the filet? I remember doing both many years ago. You've inspired me to go back to this lace when I've next got time.

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    1. I'm still learning, my net is misshapen, I've bought it from the ladies who came here. That net needs a lot of exercise, maybe in a year or two...

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  3. I love your tatting and I really liked how you mixed the filet and tatting a couple of posts ago. I could see that you and friends had a net frame all started, did you pick a pattern or make it up? It is beautiful, I want to try it not sure if I could find a frame in town :)

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    1. ...make it up, they have traditional drawings and those could be combined to make always something a bit different.

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  4. Very pretty tatted pieces!! :)
    Pretty filet lace!! :)

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  5. Hmmm...this seems similar to the Catherine Wheel Join (CWJ), which I've been using on my onion rings. I wonder if there's any benefit to using the JSS instead of the CWJ. I really need to make a yahoo account so I can join this designer's group!

    By the way, I see NO flaws in your filet lace!

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    1. Ok, thank you for your comment, good point. I quite always work with 2 shuttles, but if I should tat a CW with one shuttle and the ball, my ball thread always tangles up! The JSS is a join made with only the working shuttle. Then the CW add one centered ds over the top of that onion ring, not a problem in this patter. It makes a difference in some patterns, only my opinion.

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    2. Ah, I see. Judging from the video, the JSS also seems to go quicker than the CWJ. I always tat with 2 shuttles so I often forget about the option of using the ball thread. I would think the CWJ would be nearly impossible with shuttle and ball.

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  6. Beautiful threads and tatting and lace all beyond me. Looking forward to more filet lace.

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    1. Thank you Bernice, your tatting is beautiful too :)

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  7. I love your pattern and it looked is beautiful in the colourful thread.
    Your fillet lace is beautiful, well done.
    Margaret

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta