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Friday, March 13, 2015

Tatting With Rhythm and Color Options

Sometimes I start motifs and work with color choices.  Before starting Renulek's doily, this is what I did and love the blue background.

I changed my mind to the grey with variegated, I do like to tat a little something before the big choice is made.   

tat-ology asked how you hold your tatting for rings and I do the same thing she does, I think :) around the three fingers only.
I love speed and when you get a rhythm started.... there is not stopping. Size of thread this 80 so small helps with speed and this ring is great because one picot to where there is a join,
 here is where I adjust and slide more thread on ring I do the other 8 and done.  Shuttles make a difference too
I am sure all kinds require an adjusting, the question is weather it is worth it to you.  

This is how I hold for chains, I always use 2 shuttles because I never have to worry about unwinding from finger like I do if using ball.

I wanted to get this out for anyone starting this round so you can check your speed for fun. I have sat for one hour and did 20 repeats and 10 in half hour, I like to take breaks and need to walk for my health.
I need to remember to use tatting as a reward for doing chores or exercise, and waiting. I can get lost too much tatting.
No matter how you tat don't for get why you are tatting
It's just fun! 

17 comments:

  1. Sei molto brava e veloce! Il centrino è bellissimo!

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  2. Sei molto brava e veloce! Il centrino è bellissimo!

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  3. i colri ed il centro è meraviglioso ciao cara amica

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  4. Oh my gosh, that is so beautiful with the gray! I'm doing a doily with gray in it right now because of you and the picture you showed a few days/posts ago. I bought the variegated to use with the gray, but then my hubby made me change my mind. Now I'm mad that I didn't stick with my choice. Ah well, there will be other doilies. That's for sure!

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  5. You are so funny, I know what you mean and the selection is great nowadays that it is almost overwhelming and then I get confused. But you are so right there will be more projects in the future and that's a happy thought!

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  6. Your doily continues to get more beautiful! :)

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  7. I do like your colours in this.

    That thread looks as if it positively strangling your finger! : ))

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    1. Yea sometimes I have to watch how tight I wind the thread and it not easy to take a picture too, I got to see if I have a timer on the camera someday :)

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  8. Well, I hold my threads quite differently to you, and prefer to use a ball where possible. Thanks for showing us. Your combination of colours is excellent - different, but not too different.

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    1. I would love to someday sit with other tatters, it was so long ago when I did, I honestly can't remember what they did :)

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  9. A very interesting post ! Like I detailed in the tat-ology comments, I hold, wrap & tat very differently. Therefore I doubt I can ever reach the swiftness that tatters like you can. In the final analysis, though, it is what works for each.

    I always enjoy watching this colour combo you are working with !
    With the green, it looks like merry flowers abloom :-)

    But I am ambivalent about this latest round. It wasn't in the original, & at this stage I don't think I want it. Plenty of time to decide ....will watch how the rounds develop ...

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  10. I was just showing you all how I tat, I know it is different, Just having fun, I am amazed when watching people on youtube they all seem so different.
    I don't mind this round I figure it will lead into something else and I know it is not over it is too small for that.

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  11. I always say it does not matter how you make the knot as long as you end up with the knot
    You do tat differently to me, we are all different, if we were all the same it would be a very dull world.
    Gorgeous looking mat with the gray.
    Margaret

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  12. So true I love to here this very sweet!

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