I was able to complete several tatting goals today.
First, I have completed round 8 of the teal doily that I showed a peek of last week.
There are a total of 14 rounds to this doily. right now it is about 8" in diameter.
The other 2 goals I set for myself was to practice my cluny leaves so I wouldn't forget how, and to lean Interlocking Rings
Here is my Cluny Practice.
They turned out pretty good. I wish I had made a note of a tip I ran across on the net, it makes it really easy to get the thread loom right which makes it much easier to do the weave. You start by wrapping the thread around your hand just as you would a ring. Then set your shuttle down to the back of your hand. Don't hold the pinch too tight, and grab the thread between your ring finger and your pinky and pull that down around your thumb and catch it in the pinch. Then take the shuttle from behind your hand and run the thread between your pointer finger and your middle finger, wrap it several times around your pinky to hold it in place. Then use shuttle 2 to do the weaves.
The Interlocking rings turned out really well I think. I had to tat the last ring twice to get it right, but this is home it turned out.
Karen Cabrera's video and printed Jon Yosuf's tips and tricks on tatting the last ring.
We are having another Sunday night into Monday blizzard. Will have to wait until morning for sure, but as of right now, it will be another day when I won't get to work. Oh well, snow days are tatting days.
Have a fun week tatting.