Sunday, January 10, 2010

How do you make...?

I have seen designs of others that have a bit of a tatted chain going off the main body of the motif to connect with nothing. It just kinda...ends...hanging off in space. Sort of like the tatting ended or started with a chain and then the body of the motive was made last. But these designs I have seen have more than two ends ( a start and an end) hanging out there. So what are these tatted chains called and how in the world do you make them? If I could remember where I have seen them, I would post a picture to show you. Does anyone understand what I am talking about?


H J said...

Do you mean Singtatter's(Ellen Lai)hanging chains? The stamens on her hibiscus hang free, and the other items have interesting chain design.

Is it one of these:
If this is what you are looking for, perhaps you could contact Ellen at: She has also taught some of the online classes at

I hope you are able to find what you need.

Martha said...

The easiest way to do this is to begin with a chain like you said. It is also possible (though really fiddly) to make a free floating split chain.