My next challenge is to learn the Lark's head picot join - a bit of a mouthful that. I used Krystledawn's tutorial. My first attempt was spot on. Aha. My second was not. If you look carefully at the second ring from the left, you can see that I gave up and fudged it. I got the hang of it for a while, then produced some joins that looked right but didn't slide. No, that won't do. I think I have it now.
Krystledawn created a tutorial that is clear and easy to follow. I especially like the summary of the technique at the end, so that once you more-or-less get the hang of it, you don't have to keep going through the whole tutorial. Thanks, Krystledawn.
The LHPJ is very neat, keeping the appearance of the double stitch. Is the idea to use it as a join all the time? Or should it be used in specific circumstances? It must be slower than a 'normal' join, since it needs more movements. What do you think?
This is number 8 for my 25 Motif Challenge.
I just watched Karen Cabrera's video on making the Lark's head join. I'm not very good with visualizing written instructions, but now that I've seen it done, I think this is a technique I need to learn! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Oh good! Funny, I learn better from a static tutorial than a video.ReplyDelete
I use it any time I am working with variegated thread and do not want the color from the picot to show in the element to which it is joined. With solids, it is not nearly as important.ReplyDelete
I have used Krystle's tute as well. I like the join, and once you are used to it, it doesn't take much more time. I do 2 movements to do a join anyway. when doing a join on the front side, I pull the thread down through the picot, then put my shuttle up through the thread loop.ReplyDelete
I learned this join taking a class from Krystle. Yesterday I used it in a Wondrous Window pendant by Marilee Rockley. When I make a lock join into it on the next round it wants to pull the thread looser but that was easily remedied by going under two threads to make the lock join. I simply could not figure out how to get my fingers make a Larks Head Picot Join until this class. Now with some practice it's easy, however must remember that it does count as one of the stitches. Interested to read what others say about using it all the time or in some circumstances. Karen in ORReplyDelete
I should try this! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I tried using two colours, it does help avoid blips. But I'm thinking that it's so neat that I should be using it all the time, as Ladytats does. Karen, I count an ordinary join as a stitch anyway. Thanks for all the comments!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the reminder about using this join! I have learned so many techniques, but I forget to use them unless a pattern specifically tells me to. I hate those blips!ReplyDelete