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13 March 2020

Friday 13th - another way!


This is NO April fool at all. In fact quite the opposite and the only 'fools' would be those who don't give this a whirl!!!

This is the other way to work a split chain which Judith and I have been discussing and working on together. The 'Australian' split chain. I've had the cheek to call it that for two reasons. 

One, it was 'born' there and
Two, you do sort of turn the chain upside down to work it although you don't really!!!!  Least you don't have to stand on your OWN head!!!

The only way you're going to see the advantage of this is to 'do it yourself'!!!!


A good way of teaching this method is, as Judith mentioned, to show new students how to make it on a cabone (curtain) ring - see below a diagram from Judith. I reckon that's a great idea even just to teach yourself!!!!  




7 comments:

Jon Yusoff said...

It is almost like the way I described how in my blog, except that I did not turn the work upside down.
(https://tatsaway.blogspot.com/2008/10/split-chain.html?m=1)

As always, your diagrams of the steps make it so much easier to understand.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks, Jane!

Nancy G said...

As always, thanks Jane!

Jane McLellan said...

The link doesn’t open, perhaps it’s just me, I’ll try again later.

Judith Connors said...

Thanks, Jane. The Aussie method has two advantages: (1) The diagram can be flipped over for left-handers without removing the work. (2) Tatters who are working directionally (front side/back side) need only reverse the order of the two loops.

Jon, all methods are variations of Dora Young's original technique.

Jane McLellan said...

Aha, I opened the link this time. Thanks. I’ll have to try it to ‘get’ it.

Judith Connors said...

This Aussie variation was illustrated in 1997 in 'Beads in Tatting' (Kangaroo Press and Lacis editions) in the techniques section, though the exact movements were left out because they were not needed in any of the projects. This was before blogs, etc.

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