An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, November 22, 2013
Not 'Look Ma, no hands', but 'Look Ma, no beads on the shuttle'. These baubles were temptingly close to the till when I went to The Plastic Shop to buy coat hangers, so I bought a box of 12. Coincidentally, pluto1415 on In Tatters showed baubles covered using a pattern by Nancy Tracy. They're absolutely beautiful, but because it's a shuttle-only pattern, it involves having hundreds of beads on the shuttle. Pluto1415 was looking for tips for working with so many beads on a shuttle. I couldn't help. I thought I'd try to make my own version that had the same swag effect, but no beads on the shuttle. There are beads on the chain thread and beads added to picots.