But not without a slight hiccup just before the end.
So, as in the previous post, I started over Round 3 because I noticed a mistake right at the beginning of the round. The re-worked round looks much better.
As it seems to happen often to me, I ran out of the shuttle thread real close to the end,
There was only 5 inches of thread left for two rings and two chains. I could use the SLT at this point and continue tatting but it would distort the shape at the base of the trefoil. So, I loaded the shuttle and finished the round.
After so many years of tatting, I don't particularly pay special attention to the amount of thread needed for any project. I just loaded the shuttles and start tatting. For a large project such as this JS doily, you can't escape running out of shuttle/ball thread.
But, it does help a lot to know the different methods of adding new thread. I think knowing the techniques of adding new thread is one of the basic skills that every tatter should know. There are many tutorials available online showing the various method.
I wrote a tutorial on the knotless method in my How-To page here,
Jane Eborall included one in her techniques page as well.
Karen Cabrera shared a video tutorial of another method of adding thread.
Tatting is suppose to be enjoyed and running out of thread is not going to spoil that for me.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
I started on Round 3 of the Model 13 Doily and made my first mistake.
There was something wrong in the rings of Round 3 as I looked at them. I looked at the pattern a few times and was very sure they were all correct, until I noticed that the rings at the base of the trefoil has an additional picot and three extra doublestitches.
I could undo all the stitches if I want to, seeing that I am still at the beginning of the round, but I decided to cut it off and start anew.
Having lots of this particular thread is another convincing factor to cut off, :)
The 'after' looks much better to me.
I am not very fond of picots with a single ds in between. Somehow the picots get squashed when I do it like that. That is why I have altered some of the rings to have two doublestitches between picots, while still keeping to the same total number of stitches in each element.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
I should be sewing so this is a short one.
Just completed Round 2 of JS Monsterpiece. There a very slight cupping which I think will flatten with pressing. I was making small joining picots because I think that was how Jan Stawasz made his from photos in his two books. For the next round onwards, I may make make the picots slightly bigger. I have also removed/rearranged some of the decorative picots for this project.
Seven more repeats to go for this crochet doily.
The pattern for this doily in in Moje Robotke Nr 7 2009, for anyone who is interested in this.
One sewing project done, except for attaching buttons on the cuffs.
Another one is waiting at the sewing machine.
So, bye for now.