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Friday, 19 February 2016

flatten the dough!

A rolling pin for tatting would be very well welcomed by more than one designer.
Why doesn't it lay flat? Rather a bewitched square than a magic one. I don't like blocking, so I should find a solution. It looks like it's squared in that pic, but it isn't.
There's a proof that shows that something won't lay flat, that is if you fold it in half the folded edge is curved. I've used that trick in my own designs.
 For example, I used it when I designed the square "quad_5" that lately has been tatted by Sue (http://hiskid66.blogspot.com/2016/02/2015-25-motif-challenge-17-quad-5.html)
Well, I'm wondering if I should tat the magic square again, adjusting my tension, OR if I should reduce the lenght of chains in corners (changing the traditional pattern, then).

What do you think? I need the square for a "Springy" tattingram, then my next challenge is: how can I tat a parallelogram in one piece using the magic square progression?

Ciao,
Ninetta

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8 comments:

  1. Precision is not my strong point, but I Do use a rolling pin on my tatting ! That's my rapid-fire way of 'blocking' :-D

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    1. Mmm, have you a hocus-pocus for this square? The rolling pin is not working for it.

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  2. Your magic square reminds me of the cereal Frootloops, so bright and colorful!!! :)
    I hate blocking too, but sometimes I have no choice! :)
    Your blue and white Quad 5 looks fabulous!!! :)

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    1. Lol, I had to google what they are! So true Sue, I can see it!! That is Lizbeth 80, colour is 184.

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  3. I thought you'd been making bread! With chains naturally curving, it can be tricky to create square, flat pieces. Good luck.

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  4. Never thought of using a rolling pin, lovely colourful square, hope you can square off the corner
    Margaret

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  5. Wow so glad I belong to your blog, I find out the most interesting things from you and always superb tatting! Love your work and techniques!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta