Half-closed Rings

Although the tatter strives to make sure that the rings are all properly closed and have no gapsosis, there is a technique called the half-close ring which can be used for decorative purposes. Please

6 Vintage Half-closed Ring Edgings star[offsite link]
Here are 6 different edgings which use half-closed rings. The patterns are all very easy to do.

Cat in Profile by Mark Myers star[offsite link]
The half-closed ring is used almost exclusively to create this minimalist profile of a cat.

Christmas Stocking with Half-closed Rings star[offsite link]
Opposing lines of half-closed rings form a dense tatted fabric for this colorful stocking by Mark Myers

Easter Egg by Mark Myers star[offsite link]
Mark Myers used the half-closed ring to create this unusual Easter Egg.

Eliz Davis´ Bookmark "Flaming Caverns" star[offsite link]
The bookmark by Eliz Davis uses the half-closed ring and crochet.

Half-Closed Tatted Ring star
he mystery of the half-closed ring lies in the fact that we use it so seldom these days. It can be the foundation for many patterns, as shown by many public domain vintage patterns from the "DMC Book of Tatting" by Thérèse de Dillmont.

Plump Pumpkin by Mark Myers star[offsite link]
The center of this pumpking formed with half-closed rings by Mark Myers, could well be altered to show a Jack O´Lantern grin.

Swan by Mark Myers star[offsite link]
Mark Myers´ use of the half-closed ring defines the outline of this graceful swan.

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