Sunday, September 27, 2015

Benporath Mystery Edging update

Hello, everyone. I've completed the tatting of round 2 so that the foundation round of squares now has a completed round on either side. Norma's instructions have you tatting this outer round with ball and shuttle, but it is obvious that some of the rings must swing out for joining to the next and final round. I chose to tat with ball and shuttle just leaving these rings free and then folding them up and out because I felt the resulting sharp v-shape of the chains might have been what Norma had in mind. If I had chosen to tat with 2 shuttles and make these outward facing rings with the 2nd shuttle, the chains would have had the more traditional curved shape. That just isn't what I hoped to achieve.
This would be a lovely place to stop. Several of my family members thought it was finished. It will be interesting to see what effect the final round will have upon the overall appearance. The last round should produce a scalloped look and I plan to work it in the variegated thread I used for the foundation round of squares.

8 comments:

muskaan said...

It looks superb !!!
Very interesting about folding the rings out. And I can't see any 'bump', either. The chains do look sharper. Thanks for sharing this tweak :-) It is so great that what could have been a 'handicap' is actually a purposeful design element .

Anonymous said...

This is lovely. I look forward to seeing the next round.
StephanieW

Jane McLellan said...

You're making good progress.

Frivole said...

Oh I do love squares and this is looking very pretty!

God's Kid said...

It looks wonderful!!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Looking very nice look forward to seeing the next row, the variegated thread should make it look interesting.
Margaret

Fox said...

This is fantastic! I really like the colours. : )

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thanks for all the encouragement and kind comments. I'm thoroughly enjoying this project.