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?

2 comments:

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:
http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com/search/label/tatted%20fireworks
.
http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com/2009/10/motif-no-12-joy-and-joeys-paper-clips.html
.
http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com/search/label/tatted%20hisbiscus
.
http://singtatter-corner.blogspot.com/search/label/tatted%20goldfish
.
If this is what you are looking for, perhaps you could contact Ellen at:
singtatter-corner.blogspot.com. She has also taught some of the online classes at http://www.georgiaseitz.com/

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.