27 September 2013

TIAS 2013 (second one)!!!

It's strange but great to be on the receiving end of a Tat It And See as I found out the last time Sherry did one.  I'm taking part again this time too.
I set out with great fervour to do day 1.  It wasn't until others started to upload their day 1's here that I realised that something may be wrong with mine.  DOH.  I went back and re-read the instructions and I realised I'd followed them properly.  BUT - and here's the problem - I hadn't used the picot gauge the way round that it needed to be!!!  There are two ways of using a gauge and as I rarely use one it didn't occur to me that I might have got it wrong!!!  Well I did.  I wasn't the only one, thankfully!!!

I always hold mine so that I make the picot over the gauge which is held parallel to the core thread (top picture) but apparently there's another way of holding it so that the gauge is at right angles to the core thread (bottom picture).  Of course if you're a dozy old moo like me you get it wrong you finish up with a picot twice the size it's meant to be!!!  So I had to un tat the whole thing and start again.  I had wound my thread CTM so it wasn't an option to cut and start over.


Adrian said...

Since I'd never used a gauge before (or even own one, I'm using a bit of cut-up plastic!), when I saw yours I thought I must have got it wrong.

There's a saying about old dogs and trick, isn't there? ;-)

Jane Eborall said...

Heee, heee, Adrian. In my case - very old bitch!!!! I use cut up bits of plastic too and regularly lose them as well!!!!

Ladytats said...

I often us cut up bits of plastic, or heavy card. Then if I lose it no big deal.

Pigmini said...

You know something... it hadn't even occurred to me to hold the gauge vertical! Strange isn't it?? (I'll remember tho, that when Jane says to use a gauge... she means vertical not horizontal) VBG

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