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.