17-100 Motif Challenge
Finca #16 thread and vintage glass beads my mom gave me look wonderful in this Susanne Schwenke pattern. Plus - wait for it - I completed this tat the first time - no breaks, no knots, no split thread, no fraying, all one length of thread! Yahoo!
I love josephine knots. This motif makes me smile. The pattern did not call for JK's; I admit to cheating and changing it a little bit... Anyone else out there in Tat-land as enamoured with this technique as I am?
Next, I had thread still on the shuttles and was intrigued with the post from Frivole about loop-tatted rings, which Tatting Fool had posted about a while back as well. I couldn't wait.
Considering that this was tatted as an afterthought, when I had finished the motif above, and it was once o'clock in the morning, I am thrilled!
I understood the directions immediately, realizing that the method is the same as for tatting a single shuttle split ring. Where you are directed to finger-tat, you could use another shuttle and just tat normally to complete the ring.
Ahhh, the wonderful glow of tatting prowess!
The emotional high might very soon take a nosedive, as I tuck into the Candlelight Snowflake.