Can You Guess What This Is?
Tatting this motif, I have been stuck on blipless joins and Catherine Wheel joins.
I have been successful. There are no blips. No coloured bits where they should not be. I am now very tired. I may be now bald. Frustrated beyond belief, I have spent HOURS un-tatting, since I seem to have forgotten EVERYTHING I KNOW!
What is crazy about all this is that I have been practising these methods where there is only one colour. I was determined to learn the tricks and there was only one little part of the pattern where it counted for real. Yes, pig-headed Fox had to learn it RIGHT NOW, using yellow thread everywhere....
Driven to searching YouTube for answers and looking at videos on 'How-To', in my travels I stumbled onto a site by Karen. Just look at those tatting nails!
This is a very informative place to look up a tons of tatting techniques. She is very, very good - at least for me. Everyone has different learning methodology requirements. Especially those of us who are dyslexic. This site I like a lot!
However - no blipless joins on Karen's blog. So, I plodded once again - the thousandth time, through Jane's instructions and finally, FINALLY I got it! Again. I hope it is firmly implanted in my brain this time.
You know, they say, if you throw enough of it at the wall, some of it will stick....