Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Call me intrepid!


I finished Day 2 of Jane's TIAS using a split chain and a split ring! It's my first split chain ever! Don't look too closely, because it's not very good, but I did it!

My split ring technique leaves a lot to be desired, and it's not good enough to take the next step in the Jan Stawasz doily that intrigues me. Still, I feel like I'm making progress!

I was so excited about tatting a split chain, I forgot to tell you that Frivole's YouTube video is what got me through. Thank you, Frivole!

15 comments:

Maureen said...

becalC 854You're a braver man than I am! - I simply cannot do split chains, so I chose the cautious route. It took a lot longer, though, to finish off all those ends.

Maureen said...

wonder why it shows the word verification? Maybe I typed it in the wrong place.......

Allison said...

Congrats on your first split chain!! How exciting! It's a lot like covering a plastic ring with stitches; totally the same concept! They make tatting SO much easier to jump out of rounds and not having to tie, cut, and hide. :) I'm enjoying TAIS, too. Can't wait to see what the pattern is!

Cindy said...

Yay! Way to inspire the rest of us :) I have the split rings down, but not the split chain. Yet.

Lelia said...

practice, practice, practice. And, really, it does look nice in the photo.

tattrldy said...

Me, too! This is maybe my second or third split chain but I decided I would be brave and try it anyway. Split rings aren't a problem but I tried making it hard by not paying close enough attention to Jane's directions.
Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

Jane McLellan said...

Thumbs up for intrepid!

N. Maria said...

I love it!!! And I missed Jane's TAIS.....think I can catch up? I'm going to try!

N. Maria said...

Oh, No! Okay, it's not my fault I misspelled TIAS....:( I had it that way until I looked at the other comments and changed it because I thought theirs looked better.

Margarets designer cards said...

Looks good, split chain not very good at them, but split rings I am fine on, no idea when I will be able to join you all, staying near Oxford at moment. Thank you for your lovely comment you left on my blog
Margaret

Susan Hook said...

I haven't tried split chains yet but yours looks good to me!

God's Kid said...

Speaking from someone who hasn't done this, it all looks really good from here!!! :)

Sally Kerson said...

Congratulations! I know what it feels like to have achieved the technique.

Ladytats said...

oh, congratulations!! those techniques will be used a lot in the items that you do going forward.

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