Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Spinning Wheel finished!

Joanne and I tried very hard to record tatting that viewers could see, but we had no success. Either my little point and shoot camera doesn't have the capability, or Joanne and I are oblivious to the features on the camera. My guess is the latter!

After several failed attempts, Joanne suggested I take close-up pictures and explain my steps. So, here goes!


First, I lay the glass mat down and look at the way the stitches are going to lie. Here I'm getting ready to make my chain of 4 + 4. I'll be joining the chain to the center picot of the pink ring on the outer edge of the row of three rings above.


The chain is completed, and now it's time to reverse the work in order to make the next ring.


The fabric is in my way, so I fold it up and to the left, out of my way. I work my ring, joining to the last picot of the last ring...


and the next open picot on the row above.


When the ring is closed, I am ready to unfold the fabric and reverse my work for the next chain.


The next chain is completed, joined to the second ring in the row above.


Again, I fold back the fabric so that I can see where to join.



I repeat the process one more time so that I have six rings in the final pass of the Spinning Wheel, and I need to remember to make a chain of 4 - 4 after the last ring.


I cut the thread, leaving enough to join to the center ring, tie, and hide the ends. Now Ella's Spinning Wheel is ready for a final shot of steam, and I'm ready to start one for Lily!

I apologize for not having a video, but I hope my pictures are helpful to anyone trying this pattern for the first time. If anyone has a different way to finish this little doily, please let me know!

19 comments:

  1. That looks like what I did when I made one of these.

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  2. I guess we thing alike - it is exactly what I did when I made mine.
    Are you enjoying "family time"? It goes by too quickly.

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  3. That's just the way I do the last joining part...
    The Spinning Wheel looks wonderful!

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  4. Thanks for the tip. I struggled with the last row but did manage to finish it except for a twisted join on the last center ring.

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  5. Love the colours that you have used it reminds me of Spring!

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  6. Your pictures are clear as a bell, and it's very easy to follow along. Great job!

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  7. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your final steps.

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  8. I love how beautiful that one is!! :)

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  9. I've always just popped the shuttle through the work until this time, when the shuttle was too large. I had to put some thread on a smaller shuttle to finish. Thanks Diane. Now I'm eager to try another one.

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  10. Wow - this is so pretty! Love the thread colour and your tatting is wonderful of course.

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  11. Infinitely clear and understandable!

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  12. Good job. I think static pictures are easier to study than a moving video. Easier to download too.

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  13. Love the colors in this piece, and the design is beautiful, Diane. xo

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  14. Exquisite work! I love the colors.
    fondly,
    Penny

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  15. Great photos and explanations!
    Certainly appreciate all the work you put into these tutorials!
    I've always wanted to do this mat (you've influenced me!), so I'll be keeping a copy of these instructions with Mary's book for future reference.

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  16. I did try one long ago and did not complete thing i could try again yours are perfection

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  17. Thank you! I've made a couple, but always found the last bit rather troublesome.... Your description and photos really help!

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