When a chain is finished, slide the double stitches close together, nice and snug.
Then, start the ring. After you flip the first half stitch of the ring, snug it tightly against the previous tatted chain. Pinch it between your fingers to hold it in place while tatting the 2nd half of the double stitch. Once the first double stitch is completed, that's where the ring will stay!
So, if you don't see a gap, you're good to go ahead and finish tatting that ring. If you do see a gap, take out that first double stitch and try again.
Be sure to keep your valuables safe.
Don't leave your purse at the edge of the table or hanging over the back of a chair where thieves can easily steal from them. This happened to someone in our group while we were all concentrating on our tatting. Sad! But, the meetings will go on, and I will remind everyone who comes to keep watch over their things!
|This lovely lady is an amazing artist! The fabric of her bag is from a painting she did! Take a look at her website www.patriceprocopio.com|
Some of us will be going to the Tollway Tatters gathering on Saturday, August 19, at the Hinsdale Oasis. Good times!
|The start of "Unfolding Heart"|
|As far as I got with my tatting at the mall.|
|Ana came wearing a beautiful handmade bracelet on one hand and a bandage on the other! She wasn't able to bend that finger much, but since it was her shuttle hand she could still tat.|
|As far as Ana got with her project, a necklace in progress.|
|Khomi arrived just in time to claim her tatting magazine and to visit!|