Monday, August 19, 2013

Squared Away

 It turns out it's not absolutely necessary to use two shuttles together to tat a square ring. PattyD on In Tatters says she just tats over a thread, as you tat over the ends at the beginning of work. I found it easier, there's less tangling of threads. I can't think of many uses of square rings off hand, but it could  come in useful some day!

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  1. Very unique!! It kind of reminds me of an old lantern post like in most pictures of Christmas in the olden days with the lantern posts at their walkways. :)

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    1. Ah, to go with a crinoline lady perhaps?

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  2. What an interesting technique. I wonder what it looks like if you join the top picots together in an alternating fashion. They sure are something that gets the brain going.

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    1. Yes, I was thinking of some sort of grid pattern, but I haven't succeeded yet.

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  3. Square rings are not something I see very often but as you say could be useful to know how to do them, You could design something with them
    Margaret

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  4. That's a great Idea to tat over a string. I like the street lamp thing too. And feel there is more to come with this square thing. Well maybe we could call them "diamonds rings in the ruff" :)

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