I promised myself I wouldn't waste time by moving the mask pattern around the fabric to find the best fit. But when I needed two more linings and it looked as though I only had fabric for one, I was back to my old habits. This way and that until I figured out how to cut two!
Monday, March 30, 2020
Here's a link to the pattern and tutorial. To begin with I was working in groups of six, but that's a bit daunting. I find it better to work on three at a time. I can complete three from start to finish in one sewing session without feeling that I need to call in Rumplestiltskin.
Friday, March 27, 2020
pattern is straight forward enough, but does require a modicum of concentration. So the next few handbag tatting sessions were spent untatting. It might have been quicker to cut the messy bit out, but that seemed difficult away from home. I decided to emulate those who undo to correct mistakes, however far back! I'm working on this for an hour or so in the evenings now. I don't want it to sit in my handbag forever.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
I cut the braid one ring below where I wanted it and unraveled that ring. I could have hidden those ends in the usual tatting way, but I threaded them through to the wrong side of the fabric and did a couple of stitches there. I thought that would help anchor the tatting to the fabric.