Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Learning a new Technique

Roll tatting seems to be all over the tatting blogs these days. That's means it's time to learn. I borrowed Mary Konior's book "Tatting Patterns" from a friend lucky enough to have it. One of her fragments patterns is called Almond. It's got roll tatting and bare threads. I started with a partially filled shuttle and it was going okay, until I ran out of thread. Drat. I wound on a bunch of thread and started again. Do you know it's very nearly impossible to unpick roll tatting (even if you cuss)? I had the ring partly open but broke the thread anyway. Okay. Start again. Ta-da! Not perfect, a little lumpy, but finished. Coincidentally, the thread worked out so both end rings are red and purple and the colors are on opposite sides. I thought that was really a nice touch. This is my sister's dark and light rainbow hand-dyed thread -- the Almond is small enough that it ended up being all dark rainbow! Makes it look like I very nearly know what I'm doing. Oh, and the magic threads worked a treat -- the ends just disappeared.
Thank you to all of the tatters who have gone before me and blazed the trail to roll tatting -- where I could see it. I learned a lot from them -- like the roll has to transfer just like the ds!

6 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, heck, does this mean that I'm about to catch the roll tatting bug? Very pretty - you make it look SO easy!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I've been reading about roll tatting also. Maybe I should jump on the bandwagon!

Happy Bluebird said...

Good job! I have been interested in the roll tatting too - it has an interesting/pretty look. It's on my list of techniques to learn, but I'm still working on those SCMRs and SSSRs!

archiearchive said...

Ooooh - Shiny - - - :)

They would make wonderful prismatic snowflakes.

Suzanne said...

And I thought that I had tatted all the Mary K. rolled motifs when I finished sampling 'Nutmeg'... Of course, it would stand to reason that there was another one in the one book that I do not have! Really like the look of 'Almonds' and you rendered it very nicely.

God's Kid said...

I think it looks amazing! And the colors are just awesome! :)