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23 August 2019

Shuttle button - first and second attempts


I know only one way to design. It's called 'hit and miss'. 

I take two shuttles and a vague idea and run with it. I also write everything down as I go - on my tablet or whatever is available. NEVER on paper as I used to lose those notes time after time or (if found) couldn’t remember what I meant!  

When I've done the first attempt I then copy the notes (having named them 'version 1’) and paste above them calling that version 2. This means that if I don't like version 2 I can go back and look again at version 1 or see which stitch counts work and which don't.

Well that makes sense to me!!!!

So today you can see that after the first attempt it was cut off in it's prime!!!! 

Second attempt did go a bit further but I'm not happy with that!! By the time you read this blog post many more attempts will have been made and hopefully something good will come out of it in the end!!!  More next week!

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5 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

What? No beads? ;-)

Have fun playing with your shuttle buttons!

Ladytats said...

In the previous post I thought those buttons were white. Now I see that they are transparent and your threads show through. That makes things interesting

God's Kid said...

I like seeing how someone else designs. It's inspiring! :)

Jane Eborall said...

Give me time, Diane - give me time!!!
Yes, Ladytats, they’re transparent and it does make it interesting.
Well, God’s Kid, as I said with me it’s hit and miss and I always make life too complicated before I finish!!

Maureen said...

In Australian parlance, your designing method would be called " suck it and see". And it has led you to some wonderful designs for us to enjoy!
I don't think I have ever come across shuttle- shaped buttons, I will keep an eye out. I remember years ago when you designed the Christmas tree with a star on the top how hard it was to find those buttons!

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