Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Better

Thanks very much to everyone who gave me advice yesterday on motif 28. I had another go. The first step was to make sure that the first round lay flat. I increased the picot size and shortened the chains from 8 ds to 6 ds. Right. On the second round, I took muskaan's advice and used lock joins instead of Teiko Fujito's 'outer thread joining method'. I was careful not to snug the lock join up too tightly. Much better. Muskaan has done a lot of work on different types of joins, The lock join does give a colour blip, but that's much less of a problem than a ruffled motif.

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty little motif, I like it in those colors too.

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  2. Looks great! Isn't it wonderful how the Tatting community banded together to work out this problem?

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  3. Wow, I would never have guessed it was a join issue. It's really very lovely!

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  4. Such beautiful colours - really bring out the flower !
    I'm so glad it all worked out - 3rd time lucky ?!
    The colour blips from LJ actually add to the effect here !
    Together we make lace .... :-)))

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  5. Yay! That works much better.

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  6. It does look much better. It's nice to have tatting friends to help with trouble like this.

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  7. Looks great! I'm glad Muskaan was able to find the solution to the problem.

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  8. Much better, looks like it is laying perfectly flat this time. Glad you were able to find a solution to the problem!

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  9. Beauty... you obviously found your glitch! Nice!

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  10. It looks great! I've used Jane E's description of "Blip-less Joins" and got rid of the blip. There are so many tricks out there. It sometimes amazes me that we are working with simple string.

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  11. ohh love this motif, seems you have solved the ruffles. Muskaan is so generous with her talents.

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  12. Because I am not able to tat, I am amazed at what you create and what you critique and then correct. Your tatting is stunning!

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