6 October 2014

New technique

Today I'd like to tell you a bit about a 'sort of' new technique but first of all I want to thank everybody for their birthday wishes.  To say I was overwhelmed is a total understatement.  I was, in fact, gobsmacked.  Thank you everybody everywhere.

Now I was talking to Sharren Morgan at the Palmetto Tatter's guild meeting a week after Tat Days and she showed me the Half Double Double stitch which I think is STUPENDOUS. Why didn't BC3 think of that?!? 

As Sharren is such a generous person she's allowed me to share this with you. Here's the link.

Now, you may think this isn't an earth shattering change but, personally, I think it does outweigh Rhoda Auld's (1976) original idea of the Double Double Stitch  (also known as the Balanced Double Stitch) as this variation uses a lot less thread and is easier to do - specially, as Sharren points out on the page that  I've done, - you can use whichever half you want to do as the half double double.  'Choose your own method'!!!

Anyway, here's a 'taster' from the technique page.  Please do visit the link and try it out.  I LOVE it.

8 comments:

  1. awesome I need to try this!!! and pass on to my daughter. She's been asking for more challenging patterns.

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  2. Very clever - Sharren is a smart, smart lady! (and nice too...)

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  3. I just managed the double double stitch, and now you come up with something new, which is worst than learning chinese. It is not fair! Bad BC3!

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  4. Food for thought...lol
    By the way, Happy Be-lated Birthday! I wasn't online yesterday and I missed the party.

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  5. Thank you for creating & sharing this tutorial, Jane :-)
    Not sure when... , but here's wishing you a B"Elated" birthday :-)) Let the partying continue !

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  6. Thanks! It does look like a good tool for the toolbox for controlling chain curvature.

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  7. when would one use this ??

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  8. lej619 - any time you need a straight chain. It could be used to make tails for a bookmark. Anywhere that a double double stitch is stated could be replaced with a half double double.

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