An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Don't Cut the Ball Thread
I should've noticed when I wound the bobbin. I didn't. I tatted several rings before I realised that the new ball of green thread was size 40, not size 20.
That was last night when the light was bad and I was tired, so I left it until this morning to sort out. Once upon a time I would've just cut everything off and had four ends to hide. Of course it's not necessary to cut the ball thread.
I snipped the offending rings either side of the join, taking care to avoid the yellow picot and the chains.
Then I very carefully cut off the remains of the ring.
I put the hook under the core thread of the chain and pulled it out.
The ball thread is wrinkly but still intact, so I can just join in a new shuttle thread with only two ends to hide. Luckily I have another ball of size 20 green, so 'That's alright Best Beloved'.