An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Scissor Catastrophe and Day 6
I can't believe I broke the handle of my scissors yesterday. I've had them for 25 years and use them for everything! They owe me nothing, that's for sure, but I shall be lost without them. Jack glued the bits together for me, I hope that'll hold until I can replace them.
Day 6 of the TIAS reminded me that split rings don't have to be symmetrical. No, you can make the rings go this way and that way! Joining on the second half of a split ring can be tricky. I used to just join with the shuttle thread, until I realised that can create distortions. I think the trick is to make sure to pull the core thread back right through the picot. Otherwise the ring won't close.