Today's ramble will be about blips!!!!! I've spent hours and hours on this over the past few weeks until I nearly drove myself round the bend - and back again!!! Having got it 'sorted' I was then not sure whether it's going to be of much use!!! BUT Sharren says very enthusiastically that it WORKS and that it works well.
Blips are an annoying part of anybody's tatting and they drive me bonkers!!!! You know - the 'blips' of colour you get when joining two very contrasting colours. This happens with rings or split rings. The front of them look fine until you turn them over and this is what you get - the dreaded blip!!!
I saw another idea years ago but can no longer find it - 'lost in cyberspace', I think. Anyway, I found it a bit complicated to follow so never got into the habit of using it.
I THINK I've found an easier and faster way to get round the blip problem when joining rings. First of all the front without a blip followed by the back.
This then sent brain cell 3 off on another train of thought. What about the joins on the second side of the SR? What IF you could get rid of the blip there? So here's how it looks after this method of joining. First the 'right' side followed by the 'wrong' side. Not that there are any right or wrong sides to tatting, of course!!!
Would you like to know how to do this? Well, here's a link. It might look a bit complicated at first but I assure you it's drop dead easy. IF the majority of people think it's worth adding to my web site then I will but I'd like some feedback first to see if it works for others too!!!!