An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Case for Shuttle Joins
The book says to use Teiko Fujito's outer thread joining method for the dense rosette in the centre. The good thing is that there are no colour blips. The bad thing is that the tension is continuous; pull the shuttle thread too tight and you get a mess like this:
With shuttle joins, the tension in each section can be controlled. To avoid bright pink colour blips, I tatted just one round with pink and then used the pastel variegated thread on shuttle and ball. Once that was sorted out, this motif was pretty straight forward. I like the way it turned out.