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Wednesday, 28 October 2015
No threads were destroyed in tatting that chain, however, a significant number of neurons were terribly inconvenienced.
Thank you very much for playing and for all your nice comments. Just to add a bit of info here, the white thread I used in the last post is thinner than a size 80, I think it is a piece of size 100. First, when I was learning how to do the magic trick, I was told to use a thicker thread but that didn't work for me.
Stephanie in her comment described what I did (except that about the tapestry needle!):
1) I connected last red ring to the first, normal join
2) tatted the chain till the point to be connected to the long picot
3) encapsulated the long picot (and the red core thread) inside the green stitches. I did it simply using the split chain method with the green shuttle
4) continued with the last part of the chain as usual (not in the picture)
The little red loop at the base of the first ring it's there for the magic trick at the end, it has nothing to do with the pattern.
To refresh the split chain:
Video: Frivolite-Tatting Lesson 14 - split chains
P.S. I'll post again next week, when - I hope - I would have finished the Anne Orr's doily. Have a nice weekend.