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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pinecones by Ben Fikkert, Progressing

13 Years ago when this pattern was created, different parts of the world had different ways of writing out patterns.  His is unusual to what I am used to, and requires study.   I do like how he explains a measurement called "unit", calling it a length of a double stitch.
Contemplating this is very smart and anyone could adapt his pattern to there thread if they didn't have same size thread. 
He explains that the bare threads areas are so many units long.

Got some new shuttles too, from Shuttles by Design My husband did a great job ordering these fabulous gifts, and letting me chime in on what I wanted  they are wonderful and well made. Thank you to both I have more and will show them as I go :)
I am very happy , have a great day all!

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful tatting! Clever measurement unit, actually the bare thread lenghths are active parts in the pattern.

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    1. Yes, that's how he explains how long to measure the bare thread. He tells you how many units to each bare thread part.

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  2. Beautiful. I enjoy Ben Fikkert patterns.

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    1. Oh I would love to see some of the patterns you have made up of his. I never see enough of he's patterns made up.๐Ÿ˜„

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  3. It's an usual pattern. Sounds as though you have to work the pattern out, but you're doing a good job of that! Pretty shuttles, I guess they don't fit into each other like the dolls.

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  4. Olรก amiga!
    O seu trabalho, esta ficando muito lindo.
    Estou adorando ver o resultado.
    beijos

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  5. Ben's patterns are beautiful! I have yet to attempt one, though. I will have to re-read the book I have of his now that I have a better understanding of tatting.

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    1. Yes, I feel it is very tricky and you've got to concentrate mostly because the directions are just not what we are used to

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  6. Beautiful work, and lovely shuttles!

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  7. Very beautiful doily!!! :)
    Fabulous shuttles!!! :)

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    1. Thanks I know you know how to do these ๐Ÿ˜„

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  9. Beautiful work, and it's a lovely pattern,
    I looked forward to seeing your progress

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    1. Oh good, cause I am very excited to start the pine needles next to the pine cones ๐Ÿ˜„

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  10. Are those the little dolls that go into each other? I forget what that is called. Nice shuttles! Ben's patterns can be a challenge. Looks like you handle it well.

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    1. Thanks those dolls are "nesting dolls" they have another name that I can't recall right now They started in Russia or Poland or a country around there. Thanks on the doily☺

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  11. Pretty pinecones and shuttles. I like his measuring method.

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    1. Yes it is nice and a good guide to go by๐Ÿ˜„

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  12. Tu powstaje prawdziwe cudo. Czekam na efekt koล„cowy.

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