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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

quite a story

I've been knotting, tons of simple knots not flipped, not the same knot we use in tatting. That is my feeling, it is a different knot, even if I discovered that the shuttle is very useful to hold the thread. So the same or similar tool, the shuttle, but also the movement is different, now I have my right hand a little cramped and the left wrist tired... I'll soon be back tatting!

I've used three moulinè stranded embroidery skeins, wound together.

There's a site that has very useful infos about knotting, it's a great help for anybody who'd like dipping their toe in the water:
http://www.cfgriffith.com/image-gallery/knotting-shuttle-videos/

Then I've googled in search of pictures, but couldn't find any that really I liked, so I drawn 2 flowers and now here it is on the fabric:

About the fabric, there is quite a story to tell: it is pure cotton (I think) and I was told that it was from a parachute, picked up after the second war by my granny and her mother in law, cleaned and reused for clothes, sheets and tablecloths.

Ciao,
Ninetta

5 comments:

  1. This is fascinating,I wonder if in that painting with that queen looking lady with a rather giant shuttle if she was doing this and not tatting? What do you think? Do you know the painting?

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  2. This is interesting, and I look forward to seeing your progress,
    I call that recycling at its best, to think that fabric is now be at least 70 years old,,

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  3. Great recycling, it will be very special.

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  4. I like e the used parachute story! The knots are fascinating too. Do you accidentally tat when knotting?

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta