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Tips for needle tatters. Part 6.

Tips for needle tatters, or perfect two-tone tatting lace.

Hello everyone! This is the next part of my advice for beginner tatters. You can read previous parts here: https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/floating-rings/

Tips for needle tatters. Part 6.
Tips for needle tatters. Part 6.

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For filming the video, I specially do a manicure. So that you are pleased to see neat hands in the frame. By the way, I do my own manicure. Here’s another hobby of mine!

On my YouTube channel there is an old video Two tone lace The perfect start. But this video is for tatting shuttles. Today I want to tell and show how to make a two-color pattern with a needle. Of course, you can use the regular method. In this case, you will have ball thread of one color and needle thread of another color. When turning the work over, you will need to make one or two simple knots (I covered this in Part 1 https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/tips-for-beginner-needle-tatters/ ). You will notice this simple knots will consist of interlacing threads of two colors. Of course, this is not a global problem! But this lace does not look very neat.

My assistant Phil was shocked. Mom, two needles again? No, don’t worry, baby! Today we only need one needle.

My favorite method

So, I suggest you another way. Nothing complicated. You will also need needle thread and ball thread in different colors. But the Rings will simply need to be performed on an inverted needle. There is a proverb: it is better to see once than to hear (or read!) a hundred times. Therefore, I will not describe the weaving process in detail. Suffice it to say why I like this method. I don’t need to make knots to secure each element. Because the Rings and Chains are firmly fixed by changing the threads. And a product made using this method looks (in my opinion) just perfect!

By the way, you can hide the tails of the threads at the beginning of weaving, as in this photo. Or close the motif by tying threads of the same color in pairs (this is in the video). Oh, this photo also shows the simple knot at the end of the motif. Ah, it looks sloppy, doesn’t it?

Video Tips for needle tatters, how to make perfect two-tone tatting lace on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVdn3qXlWFg&list=UULF3dn4_9pp7tIKA2k564wLBQ

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Floating rings

Floating rings, or tatting poetry. Tips for beginner tatters. Part 5. Part 4 of my articles for beginning tatters can be read here: https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/vintage-buttons/

Hello everyone!

In this article I will try to tell in detail how to make Floating Rings. Oh, what a romantic name this element has! And although this verse is not about needlework, there is a mention of these rings here:
Friday Saturday rags of clouds
floating rings driven through the sky
and fluorescent halos
celestial laundry tossed.
Where did I find this? You will not believe! On Amazon, haha. This is a quote from the poetry textbook “Unlocking the poem” by Ottone M. Riccio and Ellen Beth Siegel. Yes, yes, don’t be surprised. Turns out there are textbooks for everything you want to learn. You just need to be able to “enter the correct search words.” That’s what my eldest son says. He is Principal Solutions Architect and Google Cloud Certified Fellow. Therefore you can believe him, I assure you!

So, from the novel, let’s move on to practice. Let’s make a little round motif. For clarity, I made a graphic diagram and filmed a video lesson. And of course, instructions with videos are made for shuttles and needles. That’s right, in plural. Because to perform such an element you will need two shuttles or two needles. By the way, please note that the needles must be the same thickness.

Pattern

You can download the PDF file by following the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kA3-0HMAX-AKjILwTQ5TNidQidNzaM5p/view?usp=sharing
Or just take a screenshot of the screen. But on the screen, the link to the video will be inactive. Oh, I forgot to say. My cat Phil tried very hard and helped me work on the video!

Video: https://youtu.be/76B3p2HPa_M

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