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Tuesday, 8 October 2019

stacked development

They're just stacked rings, one ring above the previous, but I've used "down joins".

If you think that a join is just a join, that's the moment to read Muskaan's blog post (but don't forget to come back here, lol!): https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2016/03/demystifying-joins.html

This is a one-shuttle pattern, only rings. Basically, all rings are 8, bead, 3+8.

I always feel concerned when I come up with such simple effects, worrying about having re-invented that famous wheel, that one already invented by another tatter. (A very similar spiralling effect is in the trunk pattern by Muskaan, but tatted with split rings, here: https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.com/2016/12/miniature-conifer.html) (Another very similar by MiKyeong Ha, but tatted with chains, here:  https://entrelanzaderas.blogspot.com/2013/12/anillos-navidenos-christmas-rings.html)

In any case, I found this pattern by myself, not fast though. Now I need to find a fast way to recover beads.
I tatted a length sufficient for a bracelet. The spiral development emerged only when I loaded beads in two colours.
Thread is dmc Diamant 100% polyester, D5200. I've tried with cotton, with Finca gold (two strands) and with Combi 0.4 and Penny 20 by "Fili & Gioielli a chiacchierino", they're all good, too.

Pattern (only one shuttle and beads):
Beads are all pre-loaded, I've used a mix of 11/0 and 9/0, but I've lost the brand's label.
For the spiral effect, load beads alternating colours and finish with 2 beads of the same colour.

ds = double stitch.
B = bead on picot
vsp = very small picot
down join = pull a loop through the picot, down from front to back
Rings are numbered, that is R1 is the first ring, R2 the second, etc.

Important: beads should hang loose on picots, then when putting any bead on picot, the picot is wider than the bead size.

Ring1 : put 1 bead in the loop around the hand;  8ds, B, 8ds. Close ring.

Ring2 : put 2 beads in the loop around the hand;  8ds, B, 3ds, turn previous ring counterclockwise, on the back of current ring, then make a down join (to the beaded picot, previous ring), then 8ds. Finish with an additional first half stitch. Close ring (the second bead is trapped at the base).

Ring3 and every next rings : equal to Ring2
Repeat rings for the entire length of the bracelet.

End with a curled ring:
Curled Ring : 8ds, vsp, 8ds. Fold around previous ring, from back to front, normal join.
I tatted about 70 rings, then tatted the curled ring.

I've shared a video in my YouTube channel. This is the link: https://youtu.be/a8VQxyJ0NrI
Thank you for watching.

Have I discovered the wheel again? Maybe, but I enjoy the game!

Ciao,
Ninetta

22 comments:

  1. Well, I can certainly say that I haven’t seen it before! Very effective, I like it.

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    1. Thank you Jane, but definitely not a new idea :-f

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    2. It is new because it genuinely came from your own head :-h

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  2. Did you deliberately choose these colours? Both Italian and Indian flag colours 😃
    As for recovering the beads quickly, snip along the spiral 'spine' close to the orange beads, inserting scissors through multiple rings at a time. Then pull threads and the green beads will fall off. Sigh.
    Beautiful bracelet 💛💚💛💚💛💚

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    1. (About the flag, yes if only you "see" orange and red the same colour, lol! Lovely and cheerful colours!) Thank you for the hint, that's fast enough 😄🥰👍

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  3. Those look great!!! :) They make me wonder if you can add more beads and make tatted versions of bracelets similar to Jane McLellan's crocheted beaded bracelets and necklaces.

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    1. Well, that's a great idea g-) Thank you :X

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    2. :) Can't wait to see if you try it!! :)

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  4. That looks like fun! I have plenty of beads and thread, so I think I'll give your idea a try... when I finish the projects I have started!

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  5. What an interesting and lovely technique! If only I didn’t loathe tatting with beads... yours look amazing and inspiring. I don’t think i’ve Seen this technique before.

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  6. Thank you very much, Diane and Michelle :-f

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  7. This looks wonderful, I love what you have done, and sorry I have not been blogging or Facebooking lately. Life has been a bit much will have to check these other blogs look like this may catch on, I love one shuttle tatting!

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    1. Thank you dear Carollyn :X you're always welcome 🌹🌹🌹

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  8. What a pretty bracelet! Never saw that technique before, I know what my tatting time this weekend will be filled with 😉 Thanks for making the video, very helpful 💚💜

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  9. I love your bracelet, and something i am going to try, thank you for sharing the pattern and explaining it so well

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  10. I love the effect that your off-set rings create. Are you aware that Teri Dusenbury used stacked rings in the 1990s? She uses them to great effect in her book about 'Butterflies' (Dover publication). I think it is still available.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment, you're always very welcome. No I didn't know, thank you. I've just looked for that book with butterflies in Craftree and found one from 1994, there are pictures but can't distinguish which is the one with stacked rings. I already knew that it couldn't be a "new thing", there are many different ways to achieve the same effect, I reinvented the wheel, lol! I was looking for the difference between bauble tatting and bobble tatting in your very useful dictionary, but it contains only the word bobble. I found there your reference to Auld's book from 1974, that is another way to tat stacked rings (yet to be tried with beads). 🥰👍

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  11. Hi, Ninetta. Teri D. gives her directions for stacking butterflies in the early part of the book. The result is one butterfly upon another. Rhoda Auld's idea is to use two shuttles, which then forms a tube-like creation.

    The difference between 'bauble' and 'bobble' in tatting circles depends on the English pronunciation: the American pronunciations sound almost identical. Some tatters use 'ball' instead of 'bauble'. These balls can be satin or glass, often used around Christmas.

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    1. 💕thank you!💕
      Now I'm going to add that in my copy of your dictionary 👍🥰

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta