Friday, November 07, 2008

Pink Sleeve Edging

Well, I've again decided to take on a personal project of tatting an edging for my clothing and I had the idea to edge a dark pink shirt that has bell sleeves at the cuffs...have I taken on too much...not sure but the cuffs are around 17 inches each! SO I calculated with size 80 thread in this simple ring and chain pattern that I will need about 60 repeats for one sleeve. In the photo you see is 20 repeats, I am marking every 10 with a piece of yellow thread (size 10). I've worked on it while in waiting rooms but my hands get mad at me quickly it seems. My hands seem to be extra sensitive to thread, the size 80 always feels like it is cutting my skin so I can only tat so long before being sore, but the larger threads are no better and rub me raw! Hate that! I love to tat and I wish it would just be comfortable to tat endlessly! LOL

7 comments:

The Mom, Wife, and Crafter said...

:( have you thought about wearing a light weight glove? I know lately my prob is getting a sore spot on my forarm of the muscle I'm working out more that usual with my crochet....I'm I've been taking a break and working on sewing projects and more plastic fusing.

TattingChic said...

What about a leather thimble on your thumb and forefinger each? That is too bad! Your edging is lovely! :)

Miss 376 said...

It's such a shame it is causing you so much pain, it is beautiful. Hope you find a solution soon

Echo said...

As they say 'beauty is pain' and I know you were having issues way back in GA. I hope it does get better for you... I know how much you love your crafts.

It is very beautiful Melissa. I am so glad you keep a blog!

Miss Nancy said...

Your work is so pretty. I share your pain. But, I do a little at a time...*smile*
I am so new to tatting, would you share with me the pattern for the Sleeve Edging? I can't quite figure it out yet. Thanks you for sharing your work as you do.

Ninu said...

ur edging is lovely as always. hope u get better from pain soon..

Anonymous said...

Hello my dear sister Melissa! How are you? What new in your life? I miss your letters/ With love from Russia Nika