An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Eventually I did get the hang of Ninetta's layered rings and created a whole line of 'diamonds'. Then, as muskaan predicted, I wondered what had taken me so long! I filled my shuttles with size 20 thread instead of the 10 I used for learning, and had a go at adding beads. I had to give some thought to adding a bead to the mock picot. What I did was make a lop-sided picot - one side is double length and the other close up which creates a loop that a bead can be threaded onto. There are several possibilities for adding beads. Probably the easiest way is to add beads to the picots when joining. A bead can also be added to the centre of the top ring. Or both. These techniques don't require beads on the shuttles. Threading beads onto the shuttles would add more options.