30 June 2016

Another Martha test tat


Whoopoeeee. I had another chance to test tat another of Martha's patterns. I adore this little pegasus. Well, actually he isn't really that little but he's adorable. 

The beads are easy to add and the directions are very clear particularly with the changes of direction. 

What intrigued me is how Martha managed to make the leg chains so straight by switching shuttles. I'm going to HAVE to try that for myself when I next do a critter.

Can't wait to get this book.



10 comments:

  1. I love what I have been seeing of these patterns - can't wait for the book either!

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  2. Oh he is a real sweetie and love her ideas and patterns I plan to buy this book :)

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  3. Or me Maureen! Isn't he gorgeous??

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  4. Adorable! I can hardly wait to get my hands on this book!

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  5. Just re-reading this - won't it be the use of Dora Young joins which make the leg chains straight?

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    1. Dora Young joins? I'll have to look those up! Martha uses some nifty switching of shuttles to get the effect on this pattern.

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  6. Catherine Wheel joins - Judith Connors always calls them Dora Young joins, so that is how I think of the technique. 9 ( and it is one I am actually well-practised in! ).

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    1. No, that's not how the legs are worked - far easier than that!!!

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  7. Cute pattern. I can see this on a shirt for my granddaughter. Will also look at Martha's technique when I obtain the book. I know a pattern that could use straight chains!

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