Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Could use some assistance from some wonderful tatters :)

I found this beautiful edging pattern and would love to tat it for my mother-in-law, but when I sat down to tat it I discovered I need help.  I have one repeat done, but the ball thread for the chain is on the wrong side to be able to make the next chain properly.  If someone has tatted this or knows what I am missing I would appreciate any help.  :)
Here is the pattern link:   http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2013/dagmarpankarsedging.pdf


21 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is a beautiful edging, but I haven't tried it yet. Karen Cabrera has a YouTube video on Ankars tatting. Maybe that would help.

Fox said...

I have no idea about that particular pattern, but would it not be easier to use two shuttles, if there are directional changes in the pattern?
Fox : )

Ladytats said...

looks to me like you would use 2 shuttles, instead of a ball and shuttle. the small rings are done with a 2nd shuttle that would put the 2 threads in the same position to do the next chain. Since they are joined to the previous large ring, they shouldn't flop around, or you could easily do a join at the base of each large and small ring if they seem floppy.

shannon_in_love said...

maybe the front rings are made with the chain thread. or maybe the chain thread is carried through the bare thread spaces...i have never tatted this myself...so i am not 100% sure.

Karen said...

I'm curious, too. Karen in OR

umi n tsuru said...

I'm guessing its a 2 shuttle - tat R3, R5 & R7 with one shuttle and R4, R6 & R8 with the other to end up at the same point to tat Ch 2. Hope it works out.

God's Kid said...

Thank you all for your help and suggestions!! I will have to try again, because I really want to do this pattern!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

It is a pretty pattern. If you want to work with ball and shuttle, you could perhaps make the big rings as mock rings with the ball thread?

Carla said...

Looking very beautiful!

Margarets designer cards said...

I don't know the pattern but perhaps the rings float above the chains
Margaret

Margarets designer cards said...

I have just had a look at the pattern, I think ring 10 is a split ring?

Nina Hulth said...

I had to try! I think the middle ring should be raised up, 3d.
When You have joined to the middle ring pt, take the threads together behind the ring and make the chain. It will make a lovley flower!

God's Kid said...

Thank you all for the wonderful advice and help!!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is a beautiful edging, but it really does seem that two shuttles are required. It's odd that the instructions don't specify that, as it's rather important. (The drawings are nicely done, but the ring numbers confused me.) However, once you use the two shuttles, I'm sure it will move smoothly along. I like the look of the raised rings, in that Ankar style.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Kathy!! I am still working through it before tatting it again, but I really want to accomplish this one! :)

Lilas said...

A few month ago, I learn this technique form a french book. Look on my blog: http://lilas-lace.fr/?p=29
If you need more help, I could translate this part of the book for you.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Lilas!!! :) I have no problem with the rings on top, I am just trying to figure out the position of threads to get the chains in the correct places!! :)

Lilas said...

After posting my comment, I thought that it will be useful for several tatters to do a tutorial.
It's here:http://lilas-lace.fr/?p=87
I hope you can understand my English! Say me if it's clean enough.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Lilas!! I went and checked it out and left you a comment! :)

Lelia said...

Delighted you heard from tatters who were able to help out. This is a bit beyond my skills!

Very beautiful.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Lelia!! :)