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:

Maureen said...

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.

occhitat said...

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

Jane McLellan said...

Ingenious, thanks BC3.

Riet Surtel-Smeulders said...

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.

Jane Eborall said...

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!!!

Ninetta said...

Thank you very much, that's ingenious!

Tally Tatty said...

Yes!

Batty Tatter said...

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?

Jane Eborall said...

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

Jenn said...

Brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing Jane :).

Ladytats said...

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

muskaan said...

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

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