This is a community blog for the participants of the Fall 2013 "Tat it and See" hosted by Sherry Pence. This event has concluded. It was a wonderful success with well over 100 participants around the globe. This blog will remain open indefinitely to allow participants to continue to post progress on this pattern. I am considering making this a yearly event so keep checking back!
Update:Opening that split ring was really easy following tatmantats "Opening a
Closed Tatted Ring" youtube video. Now, the ds are tighter and look
even but that yellow/orange color doesn't photograph well or maybe it's the photographer (me! - lol).
When I re-tatted the picot and 2 ds the picot twisted really bad. To try to fix that problem I unpicked the 2 ds after the picot and the ds before the picot,
dropped both shuttles letting them hang to get the twist out of the
thread, re-tatted that section and thankfully, that newly tatted picot
does not twist. I assume a twisted picot can be fixed when blocking the
piece but did not want to wait that long to find out. :o)
Here's a photo of my piece (on a different background) with the re-tatted split ring:
is not perfect but I am so glad I took the time to correct the problem.
I am learning so much from tatting this mystery piece. Any advice you can provide to help me improve the look of my tatting will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Will our next tatted moves be straight, curved or both?
Great work, ladies!! I love your thread color choices and your tatted pieces.