26 October 2018

More experimenting!

Again I'm looking for something interesting that I could take to a class that has block tatting (the lazy way) as it's a technique that I'd like to encourage. So, I pulled out this pattern and made the one below.

Well it's fine as it is but it involves two rounds which never appeals to me. I like any tatting to work in one 'hit' without ANY cutting tying etc until the whole thing is completed. 

This idea hasn't 'quite' been consigned to the 'not a good idea' folder but I won't be using it as it is. 

Then along came BC3 and suggested that perhaps the general idea was OK and that me (his boss - I think) should think about it a little longer and see what I could do to change the basic idea to make it work. So, that's what I'm doing!!!


Jane McLellan said...

Has a great sense of movement, so I hope you can make it work.

Ninetta said...

Wonderful pattern! I love it! What's wrong about 2 rounds, ... well I'd make me be quiet between the two of you, sorry :-))

Anonymous said...

I like the basic shape. I hope you can find a way to do it in one pass. And who's the boss, really? You? Or BC3?

God's Kid said...

Great swirl effect!! :)

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, Ninetta - nothing wrong with two or more rounds but I don't like the cut and tie in between!! In this case a split ring or split chain can't be used either. I think I've got a solution to this problem - a slightly new design!!!
The boss, Stephanie? That's the question!!! I've no idea. I think they're pretty equal in bossiness both BC3 and me!!!!

Alka Gudadhe said...


Kathy Niklewicz said...

Your mind works in so many amazing ways! It's astounding what you come up with! This is such an appealing motif and with the two colors very much illustrates how your method of block tatting is accomplished. Not having done any block tatting, I didn't realize you had come up with this non-flipped method, which does look easier. As usual, your drawings are top-notch!

Jane Eborall said...

Now you've made me blush, Kathy. Thanks.

Creative Commons Licence

Happy Beaks

Happy Beaks
I beg your pardon? I didn't quite catch what you said.