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Monday, 18 January 2010

Hiding ends the Magic Thread Method and Weaving

I have not been very successful with this method of hiding ends.  Somehow I just cannot get the ends through the stitches no matter how hard I tugged and pull.  After reading a few tips from various blogs and forums, I decided to give it another try.

I won't know if it is going to work until I finish this snowflake.

Here is the result of another another experiment.

I made the one in white first.  Then I made the yellow-green version to see if the weaving effect shows up.  Yes, it does.  But looking at them side by side, I think I like the first one better.  In the second version, I think I made the first round of chains too small and it is pulling on the green clover spokes.

8 comments:

  1. Your white snowflake is beautiful.

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  2. I like the snowflakes the effect of both. Going to check back and see Magic thread method worked for you. I still haven't got it to work for me either.

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  3. I have the same problem Jon as I tat REALLY tight - but I have finally been able to hide a thread in a chain - no luck with the rings yet :(
    Just keep trying and cross your fingers LOL

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  4. so good to see you are back to designing beautiful things! I love your ideas.

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  5. I'm glad I am not the only one who suffers with the magic thread method. I too tat very tightly and so I will check back to see how you get on.
    I really like the weaving on the snowflakes, beautiful!!!

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  6. Lucky me, this motif ends and start with chains. As Trayna wrote, the magic thread worked easier on chains. Can foresee problems with rings ... I'll upload a pic of the finished motif in another post.

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  7. Aloha Jon,
    Thanks a lot for the sweet comment you left in my blog, I truly appreciated.
    WOW! You are so talented and so creative I love your stunning projects. I wish I could do the tatting too, yes it would be nice to use for embellishments. Now I'm following you so I can come and check more often. And thanks for adding me in your blog list, I'll added you in my blog list too.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Rleen

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  8. Glad I'm not alone with the 'fiddly' magic thread technique. But I know YOU will get it; Since there are other ways of hiding threads, I've been a bit lazy at persisting. But I don't enter contests and I'm happy with my hidden ends.
    Happy to see you back. I like the white snowflake best too for showing off the design. Which is odd, because I'm really into color! hugs, Bev

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