Friday, 10 August 2018

guess the technique

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I have to make a comeback somehow… after the glut of posts last month, I seem to be spent ;-P I've continued to tat, but am not spending much time at the computer or online. And all the while my pending pile grows higher, deeper, wider! I'm just so split on how to close the gap !!!

So here’s a quick query – 

can you identify the technique used in this braid?


3 shuttles were employed, but it can be done with 2 shuttles & ball if the purple & green are not alternated.
I came across the technique in a recent Bellaonline newsletter. Only the term was mentioned and on further digging, the originator graciously explained the technique and also gave me permission to post. But I’d like to prolong the mystery for a bit :-D
But if you need some clues, ask & I will respond (there is a bit of a clue in this post itself).

So this is the first of my 3 braids/bracelets. But what should I call it?!
Any help with naming it is also very much appreciated. I’m at a total loss for names right now.


Meanwhile, I’ve made 2 more Blossoms motifs, and a corner motif for a handkerchief. And am tatting Jane McLellan's leaf braid for the edging.
Also completed one design round robin doily which I converted into a snood and using it already!

And if you haven’t seen any comment from me, it’s because I’m just not online for long enough. I do try to keep abreast as far as I can, though, and hope to catch up …

eager to hear from you …

15 comments:

  1. It's beautiful like a flower trellis!! :)

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    1. That's what I'll call it, Sue - Flower Trellis !! Thanks :-)

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  2. Some sort of Maltese tatting? My brain hasn’t woken up yet. It’s pretty, however you did it!

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    1. Not Maltese tatting, Jane, from what I remember of it. Glad you find it pretty :-)

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  3. Nice braid, not sure about the technique, it seems a sort of encapsulation of the pink inside split rings. For a name, I'm the worst among your readers for helping in getting over that impasse :D

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    1. Very close, Ninetta!!! Think along the lines of a combo of split rings and mock rings ;-D

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    1. Thanks, Anetta :-) I want to try another using thinner thread for the flowers.

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  5. I'm not quite awake yet, so I'll leave the guessing to others and return for the big reveal! :-)

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    1. Smart, Diane :-))) And what if I decide not to reveal ;-P

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  6. I think (I'm not quite awake yet) I could do this 3 ways. Some of the ways might be more of a fiddly mess than others, but they'd work, I think.
    1. 2-color split rings encapsulating the pink and doing a SLT after every split ring.
    2. 2-color split SCMRs....maybe....with the pink as the core....maybe....
    3. Nina does this in a few of her patterns - a line of chains, then go back down the line of chains in the opposite direction with more chains, doing what she calls a wrap-under join. You could do the flowers on the 'return' pass of the chains.
    BUT I'm not sure which one of those you used, or if you did it yet another way. :)
    StephanieW

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    1. Hurray & 3 cheers, Steph!!! You got it right, despite the sleepy morning brain :-D
      It is the Houtz brothers' split/SCMR (and I used SLT to switch colours). This technique is easier than your 1st option but a tad more difficult than the 3rd option.
      Love your analysis and the fact (yet again) that the same effect can be accomplished through different paths.
      Hugs

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  7. How about flower dot bracelet, I like the pattern but as for the name of the technique no idea. To me it’s a braid.

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    1. Love the name you suggested, Margaret! I will use it for a pattern that also has dot picots - my excuse to create another pattern ;-D

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