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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

tiny hook

Red and gold, a sparkling combo!
Thread is dcm metallic gold 282, beads are superduo opaque red capri gold 2.5x5mm, rocaille miyuki 15/0 metallic bronze, seed beads 9/0 col.9250 metallic green gold.

I used to use a tiny wire as an helper to pass the thread into beads' holes, but it's often breaking and I also had difficulties passing the hook in the same teeny place of the wire, often resulted in wearing the metallic thread. Last spring I bought a teeny-weeny knit-picker, here at Tombolo e Disegni di Gianfranca Tolloi, the Italian name is "rimagliatore", but really I didn't need it, I was just curious how -if- it could have been useful in tatting, just because my friends use it in bobbin lace.

I must say it's great! I have rings with long picots that have to pass through 2 superduo holes and one seed bead, so I first needed to try them out, guess a measure and then find the right gauge, that is 1/2". Updated: Sorry, I apologize, that is 5/8".
The tiptop hook works like a charm!
It grabs and hooks the thread through all beads and the picot, all in one pass.
I've not finished yet, but I must be careful on the size, I don't need another anklet!

I've already tatted one matching earring.
That is almost the same pattern used for flowers some weeks ago.

Zai Jian
( http://etiquette.wanderbat.com/l/5/China - interesting travel site)
Ninetta
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12 comments:

  1. The bracelet is fabulous! Hooray for any gadget that helps. A hook must be better than my laborious method of using a needle and thread to add beads.

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  2. My lazy solution - not to use teeny tiny beads or patterns that call for them =D>
    I've already broken 3, maybe 4 threaders trying to string beads :((
    Very happy that you found the perfect tool for your perfect tatting y-)

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  3. Thank you Jane, Muskaan and Grace.

    @muskaan: dear Smiling Lady, I like a lot how you play with those smiles!

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  4. That is stunning already!!!!! :)

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  5. It's already beautiful and it's not even FINISHED yet! Simply gorgeous!
    StephanieW

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  6. So glad you found the perfect tool for the job.

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  7. Gorgeous! Wow, this is beautiful, well worth any frustration!

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  8. Thank you so much everyone for your comments :X :-f

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  9. I love those latch hooks. I have a very tiny tiny one that goes through bugle beads and it's so useful. Beautiful bracelet! Very festive.

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    1. Wow that's tinier than mine, I've tried and mine doesn't go through bugle beads. Thank you for your nice comment :)

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta