Tuesday, April 14, 2009

LEARN, PRACTICE AND GROW

An old dog learns a new (to her) technique


I recently purchased two books from The Shuttle Brothers. The new book has very detailed instructions for Frontside/Backside tatting. The medallion is my first effort. Also I added a piece of a Rosemarie Peel edging in fs/bs which has graduated rings, and clover corner. I added a second clover to enclose the piece.
The Shuttle Brothers newest book has lots of "how to" pages for the techniques used in the patterns. Instructions for the Self-closing Mock Ring are new and improved. There is a section on choosing and using Filiment Loops. I admit I have bought filiment loops, however I have not tried using them as yet. I can readily understand how their use could add to an impeccable look to our tatting projects. After all, if I'm going to spend hours working on a project (sometimes years!), why not take the time to make each piece ~ well.....impeccable.
Thread from Wally S ~ El Beide sizes 8 and 12 in lavender and brown

8 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Well done yer old dog!!!!! Next trick will be standing on yer head!!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very nice! I've been thinking about getting the new Shuttle Brothers book, but I've hesitated because I haven't tackled the first one yet! I guess I should follow your example and learn, practice and grow!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Congrats, Bev! You're never too old to learn something new. Nice choice of thread colors, too. The new Shuttle Bros book is fabulous!

Maureen said...

I've been wanting to try some of Wally's thread! Maybe i'll have to wait until she is back in Egypt again.

Ridgetatter said...

Ummm ACTUALLY Jane, I can stand on my head...it's flat you see! LOL Seriously, take a good look at these and critique for me...
I wasn't sure about joins...I usually do a 'down' join for regular tatting of rings...but I THINK the book said 'up' joins give more consistency to fs/bs...
X Bev

Ridgetatter said...

Diane: Not to discourage book sales, but I found the new book has all of the introductory material that was in the first book ~ Esp. if you already know and are comfy with SCMR ~ If I was to choose, I'd buy the second book FIRST! LOL . . .it's very good.
Sometimes its more practice and growL (than grow) LOL
hugs, Bev

Ridgetatter said...

The thread Wally sent me is very soft and feels similar (in my hands) to Valdini...rather soft...The brown is very soft and feels good to touch...would be nice to make booties with; in a different color, of course. LOL
Bev

Fox said...

Hi Bev,
I am glad I read your message to Diane; should I will order the second book as I am familiar with the SCMR, but haven't done it = just the SSSR? I'd rather buy one. as I seem to have over-bought recently..hmmm...
Thanks for your lovely comments and for checking out tat-ology! I'm so glad you did!!
xxoo Fox : )