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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

encapsulating

The strawberry in Italian is "fragola", that comes directly from latin, in fact it is the diminutive (in grammar) "fragula" from the plural latin word "fraga" (strawberries, source www.treccani.it).

Basic instructions: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2003/encap/encap.html

Stems in the "mediterranean tatting diet" bookmark are made by encapsulating all tails with series of second half stitches, making the "Z" chain (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/setstitch.html). There isn't a proper pattern for this. Length must be adapted to your taste and thread's thickness.

I tatted the last leaf, I didn't cut the thread coming from the shuttle, then took other two leaves and put together in a bunch the long tails left. With the shuttle in my right hand and the bunch of threads in the left hand (stretched), I tatted unflipped second half stitches.



With the long tail left from the calyx, in the same way (shuttle in right hand and threads in left hand), I tatted 2nd half stitches to make a short stem for the fruit. I did the same also for flowers. That because I didn't want fruit and flowers directly attached on the main stem, but that was just my choice.

Back side for the strawberry:

 Back side for flowers:
I suggest to follow your style to put all elements together. Be creative.

Tip: there's many ends to deal with, also different lengths, so I attached shuttles one for each tail with a weaver's knot, to have a bundle.


At the end, I finished with a tassel, in this way:
I didn't cut the shuttle's thread, not yet. With the same shuttle, I tatted 3 little rings around the end of the "Z" chain. The stiches' count for this rings must be adapted to the thickness of the bunch of threads. Ends coming from the "Z" chain were split in two, then I added another bunch of short threads (about 12cm) and tied them in the middle with two ends from the "Z" chain, very close to the end of the chain. This bunch of short threads and the ends coming from the chain were folded in half and blocked with a ring, tatted with the same shuttle I used for the chain (leave a short bare thread to create the tassel's appearance). Again, the stiches' count for this rings must be adapted to the thickness of the bunch of threads. I made 3 rings of 14ds and left a long tail (about 6cm). 
Comb and trim the tassel.

Phew! This long post has been very difficult for me, all these English words and very few pictures! I hope I didn't forget anything, otherwise tell me off!

What can I do with this second one? A present, for sure!
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(hope that is right! This writing is amazing, isn't it? rings an chains...)
(http://www.thai-language.com/id/801644
http://www.thai2english.com/ )
bye bye
Ninetta
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18 comments:

  1. Ninetta, it's astounding! So beautiful. That's a lot of threads, dealt with in a remarkable way. You've written a clear tutorial, thank you! This is definitely on my to-do list, perhaps on a net or tray cloth rather than as a bookmark.

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    1. Thank you, that's a relief! I hope I was clear enough!

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  2. Fantastic, I want to try this beautiful book mark the tassel really makes it beautiful!

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  3. I think that's the most awesome bookmark ever!!! :)

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  4. The bookmark is beautiful, and your ability to write in English is fantastic. Very clear instructions, thank you.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. Wow! you made my day!

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  5. Thank you for a Grand Finale, Ninetta :-) Perfect, clear instructions & lovely pics ! Love the tatted rings on the tassel !!!
    I've completed the 4 foglie & 2 fragola but still have to start the 3 fiori....

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for the Italian :) it's very kind of you

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  6. Wspaniała zakładka i bardzo wiosenna.

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  7. Wow. That is a beautiful bookmark, great post and a wonderful detailed explanation I only hope when I get time to try it I can do it as brilliantly as you.
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you very much Margaret :) yes, you can do it lovely!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta