8 November 2014

More about the BIG oops!!!!!

So, if you read this post the other day you'll remember that I had to cut out most of this round due to a failure of the brain!!! BUT what I haven't told you about yet is the fact that while doing it I had an even worse disaster.

Do you ever have 'those moments' when you know that you're going to do something totally stupid and also know that you can't stop yourself? I had one of those while cutting out the round. I'd bought some new lovely small scissors from Karey Solomon at Tat Days and I really, really love them but they weren't to blame at all - it was down to the 'driver' of said implement!!!

I did the inevitable - I CUT A PICOT! 

Now I wasn't prepared to cut off the rest of this round AND the previous one or mess with it further so I thought about it and had a BRAINWAVE. Yes, from BC3. So, what I did was - well, probably best if you go and look at this new technique page.  The results were fantastic and I was using a size 40 thread too on the doily.  Hopefully you'll never need to use this but it's there if you ever do cut a picot by mistake!!!

12 comments:

  1. This is brilliant - cutting a picot seems to happen in slow motion, doesn't it, and it's a disaster - SO wonderful to know how to fix it in future.

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  2. Very, very clever, Ms. BC3!! Thanks for writing it all up for us who lack your special brain cell.

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  3. Ingenious, thanks BC3.

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  4. Jane, It is the way I did it some years ago for one of my friends
    It was an old dolly that I repaired for her just like you did this.
    The only problem was to find the thread. But at the end it looks nice and my friend was happy.

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    1. It's a great way to do a repair, Riet. It gives a firm repair that won't come undone again - unless you cut it again, of course!!!

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  5. Thank you very much, that's ingenious!

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  6. You truly are a genius, Jane. You don't need any more than 3 brain cells. All 3 work spectacularly. I wish I'd known that when I was putting a dab of Crazy Glue on my big doily. It worked, but it's not very professional. Yours is a stroke of pure genius. Do you lay awake at night and come up with this stuff?

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    1. No I lie awake thinking new designs! Techniques come about when I need to find a way out of a sticky situation!

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  7. Brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing Jane :).

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  8. wonderful fix Jane. Great idea, and you got it diagrammed and a sample tatted in no time.

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  9. Absolutely Brilliant technique, Jane ! Thanks for sharing this :-)

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