Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hyperbolic Tatting

 When I saw hyperbolic tatting on In Tatters, I thought, 'This I must try'. I downloaded Patty Dowden's PDF article about it and read it through. I have to say I'm not a mathematician, so I'm approaching this from a purely aesthetic viewpoint - I don't know exactly how it works, but I think it looks wonderful. Then I added beads:
The beads I used are a little too heavy for the thread, but even so, I love the result. It looks like a carnation. I'm still playing with the technique, but I'm counting it as number 16 of my 25 Motif Challenge.

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  1. That looks like free form tatting at its best! It must be great to tat without trying to make the piece lie flat. :-)

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    1. It's not as free form as it may look - it's worked out according to mathematical formulae to make it curl correctly! Nearly as tricky as getting a doily to lie flat.

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  2. Brave woman. I used to crochet these... Have not given it a go with a shuttle yet!

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  3. Fabulous works Jane!
    I love the look of hyperbolic tatting so much!

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  4. It's beautiful! - and I love the beads, but anything to do with maths sends me running twenty miles. I haven't even been brave enough to tackle the pi-R squared shawl yet - and I am a knitter with over 60 years'experience!

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    1. I ignored the maths, just followed Patty's instructions!!

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