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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

wonder! (chissà!)

I wonder if the venetian picot can set tatting forth to drawing new shapes... I'm very curious to see what tatting designers are going to do! In Italian I'd say "Chissà!" 💕💗😍
(how to pronounce Italian "chissà"  https://forvo.com/search/chiss%C3%A0/it/)

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I'm very very happy to share here with you the pendant "Corallo", original design by Lalla Caliò. She shared it in an Italian tatting group in Facebook, and I love that so much, I asked her permission to post it here too. She kindly agreed to and sent me her photos, the next is a collage of her tatting:
In the next picture there's my attempt at the design by Lalla, I started a simple chain with 3 beads in the starting point, then there is a venetian picot with beads trapped in the top, that is the auxiliary thread is inserted and 3 or 4 beads are put just in the top, after then you go forward to the chain, passing each and every subsequent fhs (first half stitch) over the beads. The pattern goes on alternating chain and VP with a variable number of stitches.
That's lovely, isn't it?
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After the first rosette and the the thin bookmark with venetian picots, I've been playing with the idea of "joining venetian picots", that is something similar to what I did in the body of Muskaan's butterfly in last post (butterflies).

I found that it's better to keep something like a pin or another thread (this works better for me) inside the top of the VPs, because it happened that when I was looking for the 2 top loops to join the VP, I had troubles, due to my short-sight and to the "shifty" picot.

I already wrote this but it's better to repeat, otherwise I'd hear you expressing yourself in French and that's not convenient for any nice tatter. You have to be very careful when joining, in fact you see that the venetian picots have two loops to be taken in the join, if you take only one loop they unravel!

Well, I have a little square that I think it's "the less tatting-like thing" that I've tatted:
--- Pattern ---
Legend:
CTM continuous thread method
VP4 = venetian picot, in this case I write VP4 to indicate that the picot has got 4hfs, I measured all picots with a gauge of 4mm
puncetto tatting (also called the pointed chain): https://flic.kr/p/9Cbk3R 
CWJ = Catherine wheel join
LJ = lock join
JSS  = Karen Cabrera's video 117 - Anne Dyer's JSS

Wind up 2 shuttles CTM. I used dmc ecrù thread, size 40.
The centre is a ring with 1ds, 7 VP4 separated by 1ds each, end with 1ds and close the ring, then I climbed to the first round with a line of puncetto tatting (5 puncetto stitches) and then
The first round is: a chain of 8ds, picot, 8ds, lock join to 2VP together, repeat all around.
The second round is: a chain of 8ds, then a CWJ in the picot, then picot and another CWJ in the same underlying picot, 8ds and LJ to same point of the underlying LJ, repeat all around.
The third round (is similar to 2nd but with VPs, that is): a chain of 5ds, VP4, 4ds, CWJ in the underlying picot, {FR: 6ds,picot,6ds}, and another CWJ in the same underlying picot, 4ds, VP4, 5ds, LJ to same point of the underlying LJ, VP4 , repeat all around and don't tat the last VP4, in fact that is the point where I climbed up to the next round, again with a line of puncetto tatting (5 puncetto stitches). (Maybe here I should have tatted one puncetto stitch more, something to tat again)

The pattern can go on and on, adding chains' rounds and VP4 all around, just increasing the right number of ds, that is what has kept me busy for a week, ruffling and cupping and grumbling!

Fourth round:  5ds, JSS to join the underlying VP, 10ds, then a CWJ in the picot of the FR, then picot and another CWJ in the same underlying picot,10ds, JSS to join the underlying VP, 5ds, JSS to join next VP, repeat all around.
Fifth round: 5ds, LJ, 11ds, then a CWJ in the corner picot, then picot and another CWJ in the same underlying picot, 11ds, LJ, 5ds, LJ, repeat all around.
Sixth round: (it is similar to 3rd but with VP4 separated by total 6ds, that is): a chain of 5ds, LJ, 1ds, VP4, 6ds, VP4, 5ds, CWJ in the underlying picot, {FR: 6ds,picot,6ds}, and another CWJ in the same underlying picot, 5ds, VP4, 6ds, VP4, 1ds LJ 5ds, LJ, VP4 , and repeat all around.

I stopped there. If you'd like to continue (and add your count for ds and VPs), don't tat the last VP4, in fact that is the point where you can climb up to the next round, again with a line of puncetto tatting.

I like a lot the Anne Dyer's JSS to join this tricky VPs. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend the book "To Boldly Go Where No Shuttle Has Gone Before or Tatting Definitely Not for Beginners" by Anne Dyer, it is one of the best tatting books I've bought.

Ciao,
Ninetta

10 comments:

  1. lovely square!

    Any suggestions about here to get the book To Boldly Go Where No Shuttle Has Gone Before or Tatting Definitely Not for Beginners? I’m having a hard time finding it.

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    1. Thank you Michelle :-)
      I'm quite sure that I've bought my copy from lacis.com (I can't remember when), they still have it listed, I've just checked that

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  2. Great square pattern thank you sharing

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  3. Lalla’s work is very organic. It’s all very interesting.

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    1. thank you Jane and yes I love her VPs with beads, great design

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  4. Thank you for sharing...plan on trying it soon.

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta