12 March 2020

New (to ME) split chain technique

Now I was really gobsmacked by this. Although she doesn't claim it as 'hers' (bet it was really as she's one VERY clever tatter) I will always think of Judith Connors and thank her for not only showing me this but also helping me to get the page right too.

I've always used the technique shown to me by Marie Smith but after doing one split chain this way I've completely forgotten the 'old way'!!!!!

The page will be ready tomorrow and I'll blog the link here but, believe me - it's a winner, winner chicken dinner!!!

Judith did point out that this was all done by Dora Young originally and the diagrams were good too. I think following tatters just complicated the issue which is easily done!!!


Tim Kaylor said...

I love and promote Marie's method, but if this is easier, I sure want it. I really don't have any problems with Fast and Easy so I am chomping at the bit to see this.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I don't mind split chains... it's the rings that give me a hard time! I'll be happy to give this method a try!

Jane McLellan said...

I agree with Tim.

Cassandra R. said...

I learned split rings by reading a description in an Ann Orr book. I taught our tatting group how to tat it many years ago. The split chain I've never managed to get the hang of how to make it successfully. I hope your diagrams will make the difference for me! I'm a visual learner in general. I did learn to tat from the Rebecca Jones book. High hopes here ;) Sandy R.

Elizabeth said...

I will be looking for the link. I do want to try it.

Jane Eborall said...

Tim - I’ve always used Marie’s way!
Ha, ha, Diane. I need to wave a magic wand over you to ‘make’ you like split rings!!!
Cassandra - I hope the new way of split chains does help you. Please let me know if it does and I’ll pass that onto Judith Connors.
Elizabeth - I’m sure you’ll like it!

Madtatter80 said...

I use this to jump to the next round in doilies and don't hide the ends leaving them very long to finger tat. this is all I see, if not I am confused explain more please :)

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