Why do you need Tatting Split Ring, or how laziness becomes the engine of progress.
Hello everyone! Sometimes I hear bewildered questions from beginner tatters: why should I learn Split Ring? It’s complicated, troublesome and not useful to me. I can list several reasons why you need this. So, first, the Split Ring is cool! Secondly, you can make the Ring two-tone. Thirdly, a lot of modern tatting patterns often use this method (for example, my Celtic bracelets).
Little trick with Split Ring
But the most important thing for me is the ability not to cut the threads between the rows using the Split Ring. I have already said many times how much I sooooo hate to hide the threads after the end of the work. So, I guess I’m a classic lazybones! Because I’m trying to come up with a new way to “make my life easier.” This is how new useful devices are born. I am deeply convinced that the remote control was invented by a classic lazy person. Just him did not want to get up from a warm chair to change TV channels! Haha, I’d be a millionaire if I came up with something like that!
I don’t even know which tatting master first came up with the idea of using the Split Ring to move to the next row. Alas, not all patterns can use this trick. But that would be perfect, mind you. Because I don’t need to cut and hide the threads in the middle of the work several times. As a result, I hide only two (or sometimes even one) threads at the end of the work ALWAYS! But so far this is unrealistic.
In the end, I liked this trick so much that I decided to create a doily pattern, where all 5 rows are weaved without breaking the thread. This is doily Azure Sky. https://fairylace.kozinenko.com/product/doily-azure-sky-tatting-pattern/
So, in conclusion of the post, I want to offer you a video. You will see how to use the split ring to move to the next row of a round napkin without cutting the thread. Please support my blog and my YouTube channel with likes, subscriptions and comments! Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETpH0sP56o&list=UULF3dn4_9pp7tIKA2k564wLBQ&index=50