Sunday, April 7, 2013

It works!

A few posts back you saw my efforts with part 1 of Kathy's tutorial for interlocking rings with a shuttle. It took me two tries with part 2, but I'm very satisfied with the results. I had a little trouble closing that last ring satisfactorily, so I again removed the thread from the shuttle so I could pull it through to cinch the ring closed. Thank you very much, Kathy. I've place links to your tutorials on my techniques page.
I designed a cross pattern years ago that has interlocking rings in the center. I finger tatted the rings, but that was so fiddly that I've never worked the pattern again. I look forward to giving my design another tat using this method for the interlocking rings.


Kathy Niklewicz said...

FABULOUS!! I just got home from our weekend festival and haven't even unpacked the van. (Kind of 'talked out'! Of course, I love to talk about tatting!) Finished dinner and was relaxing and decided to check the blogs.

Needless to say, I was delighted and thrilled to see that you were successful! Your rings look great! I thank you so much for taking the time to try it and to post about it! Indeed I was amazed how quickly you responded to Part 1! Sure hope the cross will now work out for you!

Again, I give credit to Karen Cabrerra for proving it is possible to do these with a shuttle. I simply studied the path of the thread and tried to see if I could simplify the movements for the slip-and-slide method of tatting!

Thanks again for taking the time to do this. I also appreciate the link!

Margarets designer cards said...

Well done I am so pleased you managed to do it and I look forward to seeing your cross.

Jane McLellan said...

Well done! I haven't got that far yet.

Fox said...

YOURS looks great!. **Grumpy sighs.** Mine, one the other hand, - all 768 of them - are dreadful. I need Kathy here in the flesh!

Frustrated Fox : (

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

I was longing for her, too, Fox. I had decided I would give it one more try before asking one of my daughters to video me so I could send it to Kathy for critiquing. I thought she might immediately see what I was doing wrong.