5 July 2019

Something I'd never heard of

Again whilst talking to Judith about the Ruth Scharf leaves she pointed out to me that Elaine had come up with a reverse join.

Now I'd just started adding beads to the leaves when I heard about this join.  When I want to change directions I usually do a SLT and RW at the same time.  I find it's quite a balletic move as it flows from my hands.  No need to let go of the chain thread so so much faster.  But once I tried the reverse join there's no going back to my old ways!!!

Below is Judith's explanation of the reverse join but I will get round to drawing it up and making a technique page - one day!!!!

1. Using ball and shuttle threads

2. Start a lock join with the shuttle thread as usual by lifting a loop of the shuttle thread through the picot.

3. Lay the ball thread across between the loop and the thread from the shuttle. (Encapsulate it.)

4. Then pass the shuttle through the loop and tighten normally.

5. Instead of being above the join at the start, the ball thread will now be below the join (reversed position), hence ‘reverse join’.


Jane McLellan said...

OK, so then you wouldn't need to do a SLT. Hmmm. Clever! Thanks.

Maureen said...

Joins and their different applications will be the class Judith will teach later this month at QT. At first I thought your description was along the lines of the Dora Young join, but it's not at all the same is it! It will be interesting to see how many different joins Zi have never heard of. Looking forward to your technique page.

Lelia said...

Thank you for sharing

Jane Eborall said...

Lucky you having a class with Judith. I so enjoyed my time with her.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Always something interesting to learn! Thanks for the description.

God's Kid said...

Wonderful leaves!!! :)
I really like the reverse join!

Phyllis said...

Interesting. Will need to remember for my next project needing a reverse join/work.

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