Friday, January 4, 2013
The Ninth Challenge
I'm making a beaded shuttle bag. The pattern is Marie Smith's, but it can be found on Frivole's blog. I've worked with beads before, of course, but not quite like this. It took me over an hour to prepare the shuttles according to Marie's instructions.
Jess kindly sent me. It's not strictly necessary for this project, though I'm thinking I could put all the beads onto one shuttle and less thread on the second one. I'm also thinking of making the bag in a size 10 thread, when the Starlit will be ideal.
Tatting the bag is quite slow going, but the result is very effective. A bead is put at the back of the hand for each ring and it stops the ring from closing completely. I think it looks like scales.