Monday, August 26, 2013
here about the difficulties of tatting with beads on a shuttle. I suggested making mock rings so that the beads can be kept on the ball thread. But when I wrote that, I hadn't actually tried it out. Frivole's Christmas Tree edging was a good candidate for testing the idea. It works fine. I used self closing mock rings. I couldn't leave the bare space the pattern called for. I started by making a chain 1-1, but later realised it would be better to do two encapsulating stitches in place of the bare thread. It certainly is easier to work with the beads on the ball thread rather than the shuttle thread.