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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Still tinkering

I haven't tatted much these past couple of weeks, but I did manage to finish the Frauberger bookmark. I have yet to sew in the ends:


I was displeased with my chain tension in certain areas, and also wanted to see what would happen if I connected the corner floating rings together. So I started again, this time in Lizbeth Niagara Falls, size 80:


I found that the floating rings on the corners CAN be connected together, but one must make sure to keep the joining picots longer than usual. I didn't make my joining picots long enough to keep the turn perfectly straight, but I'm sure I can fix that with blocking.

I really should have finalized this in size 40 or larger before moving onto size 80. For me, it's harder to gauge chain tension in the smaller thread and to create stitch counts that will accurately reflect the pattern. I usually draft everything in size 20 and create a finalized working model before moving onto the tiny threads. This time I got a little impatient :)

9 comments:

  1. I've started this pattern and your hints have been very helpful, I have completed my very first two Catherine Wheel Join. I will share pictures once I get a bit farther along.

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  2. I've started this pattern and your hints have been very helpful, I have completed my very first two Catherine Wheel Join. I will share pictures once I get a bit farther along.

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  3. This is beautiful no matter what color you use and know what you mean about picot size, sometimes you can give little tug on picot to give more length to it. Before or after connecting, you may already know that!

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  4. A truly elegant bookmark!!! :) Could possibly be a gorgeous bracelet too!! :)

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  5. You seem to be very controlled, I'm a bit relieved to hear you get impatient sometimes! The bookmark is beautiful and I guess size 80 would make a good size for a bookmark?

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    1. Size 80 or size 40 would work for a bookmark. I would have used size 40 except that I couldn't find any colors I liked in my stash.

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  6. Beautiful bookmark, love the colour you used
    Margaret

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  7. This bookmark is such a pretty pattern! Bookmarks are such a great way to try out colorways - I especially like the blue. Tension seems to be my biggest annoyance with my own work, I never feel like it's exactly right.

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