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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

tightening the center - as much as I can

I'm still tatting rosettes from the "Nuovo manuale elementare dei lavori delle dame secondo le più recenti variazioni della moda", 1868, fig.15, page 55. The same rosette is in the "Beeton's Book of Needlework"(1870), fig.12 -"circle in tatting" (http://beetonsbookofneedlework.com/page_1.htm#image_12).
 
My thread is DMC size 80. I think I can share such an old pattern, only one shuttle is required, two rounds, so here it is:
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Centre is 8 rings:
First: 5-4-4-5;
Second till Seventh: 5+(join to last picot of previous ring) 4-4-5;
Last: 5+(join to last picot of previous ring) 4-4+(join to first picot of first ring)5.
Close the flower and then "the circle is tightened as much as possible". If you please, watch the video below.
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Second round is tatted with the help of a gauge, I used a plastic strip, the size suggested in the Italian version, that is 0.5cm. Long bare thread are 0.5cm, short bare thread are almost 2mm, picots were done with the gauge used horizontally.

Second round: start with a ring - leaving a short tail to be used at the end to close the round. This tail should be hidden inside the last ring, with a magic loop trick or whatever you want. I used this method: http://sharonstattedlace.blogspot.com/2008/11/adding-in-new-thread.html. The bare thread of the tail left at the start is part of the pattern. Also, I used the magic trick (with an auxiliary thread, like I did here: http://ninettacaruso.blogspot.com/2016/11/that-means-bunch.html) to hide the tail left at the end.

Ring1: 3+(join to one outer picot of Centre rings) 3+(join to next picot between rings of Centre) 3+(join to the next outer picot of Centre) 3, close.
>> Leave a measured bare thread the size of the gauge, 0.5cm, then tat:
Ring2: 4-2-2-2-2-4 (here there are 5 picots), close.
>> Leave a measured bare thread about 2mm long, then tat:
Ring3: 4+(join to the outer picot of Centre rings, the same where there is Ring1 last join) 4 and close.
>> Leave a measured bare thread about 2mm long, then tat:
Ring4: 4+(join to last picot of Ring2) 2-2-2-2-4 (here there are 4 picots), close.
>> Leave a measured bare thread the size of the gauge, 0.5cm, then tat:
Ring5:  3+(join to the outer picot of Centre rings, the same where Ring1 and Ring3 joined) 3+(join to next picot between rings of Centre) 3+(join to the next outer picot of Centre rings) 3, close.
>> Leave a measured bare thread the size of the gauge, 0.5cm, then tat:
Ring6: equal to Ring4 .
>> Leave a measured bare thread about 2mm long, then tat:
Ring3 again.
Continue from Ring4 again, then Ring5,Ring6,Ring3 all around. Finish with one ring equal to Ring4, but join last picot to first picot of Ring2, hiding the starting tail inside this last ring.

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I was uncertain how to proceed with the centre of the rosette, the text gives for grant that you know how to do that and it's just said "the circle is tightened it as much as possible", also in the Italian version. So I found my way to do it, that's not a rule but only how I do it, as much as I can.

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Updated: video is in the new post : "newbie"
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Ciao,
Ninetta
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4 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful design, and I love your colours, thank you for writing out the pattern and sharing your video, which I will watch at a later date.

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  2. I had watched the video and love how you tighten the noose around the poor little rosetta - you are a naughty knotty girl :-P
    Checked youtube again and when I try to search ninetta caruso your own channel or video does not show up - only the old ones from OTC and Karen.

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

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Ninetta