19 August 2011

What I've been doing!

Well I started a new idea when I was in Cincinnati but you know what I'm like over staying with one thing and seeing it through!!!  I 'duck and dive' from one thing to another all the time!!!!


One thing I try constantly to avoid in my daft ideas is the dreaded cutting and tying.  I HATE it!!!

Most of my time I spend trying to avoid these situation in a design and this is what I've had to do recently.

The pattern is almost ready to go but before I do that I want you to see what I came up with!!!  It's not rocket science but it does help this new pattern to 'flow' without any sewing except at the end!!

Do you remember the CTJ (continuous thread join) that I've used in several patterns?  Here's a link to the technique and here's the pattern it was 'created' for.

Now I'm presenting the DOUBLE continuous thread join!!!!  Here's a description and some pictures.  I'll get this page up on my site soon (and the pattern)!!!



  This part of the pattern will originally have been made with picots on the row before.  (Note, this could be on rings, split rings or chains).

  In figure 1 you see the work progressing from left to right (A – B).

The aim of the DCTJ is to take you back to the beginning of the chain as illustrated in figure 2. Make a lock join into the first picot made using BOTH threads locked through the picot.
 Then you make a double stitch and lock join into the next picot.  This is then followed by another double stitch, lock join etc.   
 Continue in this way until you get back to where the pattern indicates.
Job done!!!!







3 comments:

  1. Yes I think I have got it, sounds easy but perhaps not as easy as it looks, practise makes perfect they say, but I think it would work
    Margaret

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  2. I can see a 'classic' book called 'Jane Eborall's New and Amazing Tatting Techniques for the 21st Century'! It would sit on the shelf next to a giant book titled "Jane Eborall's Amazing Tatting Patterns".

    You are, indeed, 'Amazing'! While I sit here just surfing the web, your mind is charging full speed ahead investigating more and more ways to elevate tatting to new heights! Great explanation and drawings! Can't wait to see the pattern!

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