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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

naughty sewing thread!

Again about cabochons and a new video of mine.

Earrings with buttons (backside tatting is equal to front, Russian method - as far as I know). There are Usha's dot picots in chains, hardly visible in that picture, it's a pity, they are pretty and delicate. She made a video to show how to tat dot picots: Dot Picot in Tatting by Usha Shah
Thread is HWT, one thread is Finca light gold (Hilo Metalizado, 1000mts, Presencia Hilaturas), double strand, 35% polyester and 65% Viscose, the second one is an anonymous metallic sewing thread.

About HWT, please read this post by Jane Eborall:
Tatting and not a lot else!: HWT
I made a video to show how I'm winding the shuttle HWT, one of which is a very hard to manage metallic sewing thread. I've some spools of various brands, all of them unroll very easy and I soon look like a cat tangled in its yarn ball. You won't see me tangled in the video, in fact I'm sharing my way to fill the shuttle without having a headache.



In next picture there are cabochons made with my method that is tatting two rounds of rings and chains around the stone, but is seems that it doesn't work! I made 19 rings and it was very loose, so well I didn't worry and I changed it for another stone, then I made 18 rings and it was still loose, the last is 17 rings and it is loose again! Ah! this naughty HWT has got elastic properties! I bet it will work with 16 rings... no, I'd better don't bet.

In the two on the notebook, rings are 4-4-4, chains are 4-4. I think I must change the stitches' count. The stones are 3cm wide and 4cm high and they are thick.

Ciao,
Ninetta
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6 comments:

  1. Metallic thread is very difficult to work with, so I take my hat off to you for using it to such wonderful effect!

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  2. Hi Ninetta! Cute earrings in gold with red buttons. The tiny Dot Picots have given beautiful shape to the earrings. Thanks for the video on winding metallic thread.

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  3. Wonderful earrings and cabochons!! :)
    Such elegance on those cabochons!!! :)

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  4. Very pretty Tatsmithing :) I like using two strands of Sulky or Coats & Clark, metallic sewing thread for this.

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  5. Bellissimi lavori, complimenti!

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  6. Very lovely tatting. Those cabochons are perfect! Beautiful work!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta