23 December 2006

T T & A

This is the final part of my bag project apart from any further 'decorations' which I will add as and when I like. To achieve this effect I've used a 'sort of' block tatting. I was playing the other day and 'discovered' another way of doing block tatting which was a progression of a suggetion of Sue Hansons. Now I'm really a lazy tatter and look for the easy way out of everything. Sue's idea of doing a SLT and turn at the end of each row to save the traditional way of changing shuttles etc really appealed to me!!! I then had a 'brainwave' which was quite a surprise as my brain doesn't often work that way and thought I'd try doing it without the SLT and turn but try going back on the second row without flipping the knots. This works a treat. Woweee, I thought. Jane's invented something. So I wrote to the tat guru - Georgia Seitz - and asked if I had come up with something new. Duh, no!!!! Georgia told me that Julie Patterson had done this in her book 2. So I wrote to Julie to tell her how funny it was that I'd come up with this too. What tickled me even more was that Julie wrote back and said that when she used block tatting in her book she thought that this was the only and right way!!!! I really would suggest getting a copy of Julie's book as the way she has illustrated and explained it is in one word - EXCELLENT. I will try and do it at some point in my own way for my pattern site.
Now the idea/technique that I've used below isn't a 'true' block tat and this will be explained too in due course.

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