Thursday, July 7, 2016

I haven’t managed much tatting time lately. I’ve been enjoying the garden, walks in the hills, and time with friends and family. I’ve also been squeezing in time at the loom to keep up with the class. I have managed to try out ideas for the corners of the edging. 
edging from Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito

I gave up on the trial in the top left; too many split rings. The trial on the top right works, but I decided the triangular look wasn’t what the item needed. The trial on the bottom right works best in my mind; although the negative space could use another something to keep the corner of the fabric from poking through. I’d like to play with it a bit more I think. What do you think?

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  1. Bottom right - too fiddly with cuts and ties. Top left - too cluttered. I like top right. Keep working on it - when you've done around a dozen you'll decide which is right!

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    1. I agree I need to do more trials. Ah gee....I gotta tat! What's a gal to do????

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  2. In right corner, to convert the flat 'triangular base' to a point : a ring from the base of corner ring. OR one ring each from the side chains, joining to each other.

    For the bottom one, again, a ring from the motif joining to the edging, OR 2 rings ... to span the negative space.

    Can you visualize these ?

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    1. I like those ideas. The path is what has stalled me. I feel a sense of accomplishment getting these trials into thread. Now to sketch some more and get those into thread!

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