Practice makes perfect. You can do it!
That seems to be the way we work things out. Practice, practice, practice.
Catherine wheel joins are all about getting the tension just right. Remember that for just that one stitch, you really have a double core thread-- the actual core plus the picot thread. Therefore you have to pull it just a little tighter to match the other stitches, but not too tight. Mine don't always look perfect either!
You do make me laugh Fox! But I have to say those first two joins you are showing with the pale yellow thread are looking excellent! You have to watch that you don't pull the CWJs too tight or else you get a slight dent in the curve. So you have to look carefully at the stitch you have made just before it and make sure your CWJ is the same height. I'm sure this one you're making now will look great.
I like them both... but yours has character.... Never underestimate the power of Fox (and her tatting)
Lily, you are very kind! : )) (with a healthy sense of humour!)
Is it just practice? Or the technique? Mine never looked like Frivole's. Your new one looks very good.
I like both hearts. However I suppose practice does make the heart grow fonder. I can see the smooth differences now. Happy tatting...
At least you're practicing... I haven't even tried yet! Keep up the good work!
Hello Fox,I've been lurking on your blog for a while, I thought I'd say hi. First, I have serious doubts that Frivole is human. That heart is just too perfect. Second, your practice joins look great!
Hello there, SunshineCraft of the beautiful, Riego grapes bookmark! Thanks for the comment and the visit!Fox : ))
Those joins do need practice! You're making good progress, so that's the main thing.
Your heart will look lovely the second time around, you are being hard on yourself. My heart is ready to go on my blog later on in the week at a scheduled post, as I am away for a few days.Margaret
Vous m'avez donné l'envie de faire ce petit coeur et d'apprendre cette méthode, je vous en remercie...J'ai mis sur mon blog mon essai concluant et je suis très contente de partager avec vous toutes ma passion pour la frivolité...Amitiés dentellières
Wonderful! I shall go an see your blog now...Fox : ))
Jon said and I deleted by accident - Sorry Jon!You are getting there, Fox. You have outfoxed us many times before so what is another challenge.