An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, July 8, 2013
What I've Learnt So Far
I've by no means conquered Martha Ess's Two Hearts as One, but I've learnt a couple of things. Firstly, it helps keep track if you use completely different shuttles for the 'shuttle thread' and 'ball thread'. The first time I attempted this, I used aero shuttles for blue and post shuttles for pink, but it works better to use the aero shuttles for both 'ring shuttles' and post shuttles as the 'chain shuttles'.
The pattern neatly goes from round to round using split chains and split rings, but I think that to begin with it's better to do the rounds separately. That way, if (when!) you make a mistake on round 2, you can cut it off leaving round 1 intact.
Above all, don't panic, don't panic (said in a very panicky voice!)