Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I've been playing with adding beads to mignonette stitch. Whether these experiments will go anywhere I don't know. I saw a picture the other day of a bib necklace that might be something to aim for, but there would still be work needed. One thing I had to work out was getting from one row to the next. I didn't want to use two shuttles, so single shuttle split ring (SSSR) it was. How to add the bead to the SSSR so that it looked more or less the same as the other rings? I found it was best to add the bead from the shuttle thread, rather than having it on the back of the hand as in the other rings. There's a tiny bit of thread that shows, but it's the best solution I've found. I'm writing this down for the record so that I don't have to go through the same thought process again!


  1. I am watching your progress to see what you come up with.

  2. That looks like a mind-boggling undertaking! It looks like adding beads will make it easier to achieve a more even length between the rings, something I've failed at miserable when trying mignonette. I love watching your experiments!

  3. This has great potential, and I love mignonette stitch in tatting!