Thursday, June 14, 2018

Of Skipping Ropes and Fish

I thought I'd start another curds and whey lace as a 'handbag project', but when I was looking in the book, Tatting with Visual Patterns, for the pattern, I came across Mary Konior's skipping ropes edging and decided I'd work that one instead. I scribbled a copy of the diagram so that I can take it with me instead of carrying the whole book. The pattern is worked entirely in chains, so that one shuttle full of thread should go a long way. The thread is a charity shop find, I don't know what brand it is, but the colour is mink, subtly variegated.

I also wound thread for Carollyn's fishy tat along, which is here. It's a small project, the perfect diversion from my crochet.

6 comments:

  1. I am skipping along as well :-)

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  2. Great start to your edging!! :)
    I am sure your fish will be great!! :)

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  3. Why is it called Curds and Whey. I liked the little fish, would make good earrings.
    Briony
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    1. I’m not sure, it’s sort of frothy, perhaps that’s it. Skipping ropes is easier to understand because the outer chains go above and below like skipping.

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  4. Lovely edging look forward to seeing how it works out.
    I am yet to get my shuttles ready I think we will al be fishy by the end of the week

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  5. Oh thank you for the link, and I love a great find with thread. I have that book and need to check it out I cant recall that pattern­čî╗

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