Friday, May 11, 2007

Tatting: Split Rings with a Shuttle

This weeks lesson for the New Tatter's Basic Class was on Split Rings. So during the class I went over to the link provided for instructions and decided to give it a try. I hadn't even tried tatting with 2 shuttles yet so I had a little bit of figuring out to do!
So off I went and made my very first split ring!!! My stitches on the split side were loose so I kept going with practicing so I could get it down nicely. I had a lot of fun and I can now safely say I have learned to do split rings, I even tried doing one with less stitches on one side to make an angle.
My rows of split rings tend to curve instead of being straight but that's because I have trouble snugging the first half of the stitch on the normal side up against the previous ring, but I can snug it really easy on the split side so it curves in that direction. In fact I think I do better on the split side than the normal side! HA! Funny huh! I guess I need to keep on practicing! I really love tatting it's so fun to whip the little shuttle around and get into a rhythm. And I was able to successfully tat over my ends too!!! Hurray!
Oh on the top you can see 2 color split rings I had thought to make the girls a couple of bracelets to give me some practice and them a little gift but I didn't load the shuttles with enough thread and I tried adding new thread but it made a mess so I figure it'll just make a little bookmark. LOL The kids' Mom comes home today so they will be back home now. I still might make them some bracelets though just so I can practice.

1 comment:

LadyShuttleMaker said...

You are really coming along quickly. Congrats and keep up the good work!!!