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I have posted progress pictures of Days 1 - 6 here , & Days 7 - 8 here . Now for the rest, along with a compiled bird’s-eye view of all 13 days .
I used to think that Lock Chain was a very nice decorative element in tatting. Now I realize that it is also a Straight chain !
Unlike normal double stitch chains which tend to curve, a LCh does not curve at all. Hence it is a design element for a straight line.
The only drawback, at times, can be that if working with 2 colours, both colours will show up on the chain even if you want the straight chain in one colour only.
A few lines to go with the penultimate day , with due apologies to Shakespeare .....
An Ode to Scissors
Snippers or Schaar
Ne'er from a craft far .
Trimmers or Shears
Sharp as spears.
Clippers?! I groan
But errors are shorn.
Scissors by whatever name
Cutting smartly is it's bane.
Hands can horrifyingly slip
And make a wrong snip.
Unloved, disliked, taking the flak
C'mon tatters, cut it some slack !
How into a project we first tread
If scissors do not cut the thread?!
Without it, a project may stall
Helping away when troubles befall.
Now that Jane has posted pics of her own tatted scissors here , I cannot help wondering why most of us did not get the cutting edge as straight as Jane’s ? Should the Lock Chain have been looser ? Should we have added 1 ds more to our tatting ? Or was it the very small end rings that played mischief ?!
Any answers ? Any tips ?
Many thanks to Jane Eborall for All her tremendous work & effort in sharing patterns, techniques, & processes. And this start-of-the-year fun game.
Motif #6 / II for 25 Motif Challenge