Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Joining to 2 picots at one location

The Dorothy Edging that I designed for my mother for Christmas requires you to join to a picot from two chains at one location. As a result of some confusion about how Norma Benporath intended for us to make a similar join in a round that was part of the Norma Benporath Mystery Border,  I started to explore different ways this might be done. I settled on making those joins by joining to each picot separately without completing a half stitch between rather than joining by pulling the thread up through both picots at the same time. It produced a different look. Since then I've tried up joins and down joins in various combinations as well. Click HERE to see the results of my explorations. This was not an attempt to explore all of the ways this could be done, but to explore the effects of some of the different ways of which I am currently aware.
I plan to celebrate International Tatting Day (April 1) by sharing another free pattern with you. I hope you'll drop by to see it.


Michelle said...

What a pretty effect! Can't wait to see your pattern!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks for sharing this. I just printed out a copy for reference. Seeing a larger picture, I think I like the first one the best. I love learning from tatters I've met through blogging!

muskaan said...

Great experimentation ! I think I prefer the very 1st effect. But it is interesting to note how a little tweak can change the look. Thanks for sharing :-)
And of course, now we can use CKPs, too (a bit fiddly, though the effect is cute)

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

I still need to learn CKPs, but I thought of that, too, muskaan. Thanks for mentioning it.

The wonderful thing about tatting is that none of these are the wrong way to do it. I like both the first and the last and will use them for different looks. Joining the two picots separately creates such a very small effect that it won't even be noticed by most people, but I like the slightly different angle that it produces with the picots in that space between the chains.

God's Kid said...

Pretty sample!! :)