Sunday, May 26, 2013

Motifs #13 and #14

Motif #13 is the first piece I've finished in the blue willow patteren from Pam Palmer's "Tatting Makes Three".  Although it doesn't look like it, it's the boat. I'm using size 40 Lizbeth thread in color 656 dark wedgewood.
Motif #14 is my learning how to make split rings.  It took me an hour or so this evening to not flip my stitches. That was getting somewhat frustrating. When I was first learning to tat, I had trouble getting the stitches to flip and now I couldn't get them not to flip.  There's a certain amount of irony in that.

Normally I tat using the Reverse Riego method.  I discovered that if I use the slip and slide method, it's easier for me to not flip the stitches. By the time I got to the last 3 rings, I didn't have to concentrate on what I was doing.  I consider that progress.  I can't wait to use this technique in other motifs.

I've started back on my Sylvia's Bridal Quilt blocks.  I have slightly over a third of the blocks made.