September 6 2016 Tatting Newsletter
A few short weeks ago, the summer stretched out before us in a sunny haze. We thought of all the tatting we would do down at the beach, or out at the cabin, or next to the lake or on a vacation trip flying high in the air. All lot of tatting got done for gifts and exhibiting at the local fairs. But did we tat anything just for ourselves? No?
Well then it is time to indulge ourselves in a project just for us. A lovely bracelet with beads using a variety of tatting techniques, beads in the center of a ring, split rings, twisted picots and even the balanced (or double) double stitch.
Bracelet By Dagmar Pezzuto – 2016 ©
DS = double stitch
DDS or BDS = Balanced double stitch
R = ring
SR = split ring
CH = chain
+ = join
Vsp = very small picot
--- = long picot ( 7 mm)
Clr = close ring
CTM = continuous thread method
D - first half or under stitch
MP - mock picot (5 mm)
--- SR = 14 mm
193 seed beads
5 beads nº 6
Clasp for bracelet
R = 3DS --- 3DS ( 9X)
Place bead size #6 in the center of the ring before closing the ring. Clr.
Either pull out a length of the ring thread and slide the bead over it and secure in place with a pin,
prior to closing the ring, go back to the mid point and pull out and down the core thread sufficiently to allow the bead to slip over it and to allow the shuttle to pass through,remove slack and then close the ring firmly.
CH = Victorian chain =
5 D ( first half or under stitch)
5 D ( second half or under stitch)
5 D ( first half or under stitch). Vsp
CH = 15 DDS +( join to long picot on the first ring ) 3DS, picot with 3 beads, 3DS
+( join to long picot on the second ring) 3DS, picot with 3 beads, 3DS continue around all the picots of the ring ending with 15 DDS + Vsp.
To add the fastener, join the thread to it at the first picot of the first and the last motif.
a. SR = 3DS --- 3DS (4x).
Place bead size #6 in the center of the ring before closing the SR.
b. / 3DS ---3DS (4x). Clr.
Continue as in the first motif. At 5th picot join to the vsp of the first motif.
Tat as many motifs as needed to encircle the wrist.
In the last motif, join to the other part of the clasp bracelet on the fifth.
Note: My attention was drawn by a tatter to a piece of crochet labeled in error as tatting. I shared that with Dagmar and mentioned that I thought it looked like an acorn and didn't she think it could be done just as well in tatting? Dagmar is always ready for a challenge and produced this lovely bracelet.
So as the season turns, I hope that you will start planning your next tatting project. I welcome your suggestions for the newsletter and for future articles.
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