Monday, August 7, 2017

Rebellious Tatting

I had to join in the middle of an element because I was REALLY completely out of thread. Using a wonderful little tool gifted me by Denise I was able to hold the thread at the very tip, utilizing every single millimetre. Judy Banashek would have had a conniption.


Then I used the only green I have - a new ball and a different shade, but there are only two repeats with the alternate colour, so it is not too obvious - maybe.

Here's the renegade join:


The handy little tool:


On to the next project...



12 comments:

  1. It looks pretty good to me! I'll have to ask Denise what that little tool is called.

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    1. Let us know what it is called! It's like a teeny haemostat...

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  2. Love that word conniption! Well done on getting it finished in spite of running out of thread so close to the finish line. Handy tip, thanks!

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    1. Ha! It's a word I never hear anymore- out of vogue these days... English had become a whole 'nother' language! 😮😳

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  3. You rebel! Clever though and I think it looks great! I need one of those gizmos, I misjudge thread so often but that would save me. Off to find a nurse or doctor..

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  4. I have a couple of those. DS9 Designs calls them "Hackle Pliers". They do work really well when you almost run out of thread. I've been using mine a lot lately. Hemostats work well too, but can be too big. Your doily is looking great!

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  5. Well done on finishing it and managing to stretch the thread, I did wonder if you woukd have enough when you said you were running out.
    It's a very pretty pattern, I started mine yesterday so hopefully I can finish it sometime during the week.
    Love to Mr G

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  6. Not having a handy gadget, I take a shuttle with some thread on it and put a slip knot on the thread. I put the slip knot over the end of the short bit of thread that's running out, like a little noose, as close to the end as I can manage. Then I pull the slip knot tight and strangle the short bit of thread. This gives me a slightly longer end of thread to tat with and hopefully gives me enough to finish the project.

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  7. Very interesting device! And your doily looks lovely. The Edelweiss looks very pretty, too !
    I do what Sharon does to increase, if necessary.
    And I have one more tip - instead of tatting a true ring (which uses more thread), you can use the leftover thread to tat the stitches on a SCMR, since the core thread gets hidden inside and no one will be the wiser especially if there is some colour mismatch.
    I shared both these tips here - https://tipsaroundthehome.blogspot.in/2015/03/collecting-wisdom.html

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    1. Ah, yes. I should have remembered that! Thanks, muskaan!

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