Tat-a-Renda: NB's The Charm of Tatting at Round 3


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The Charm of Tatting A New Border Design

15 November 1934, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 35

…This is an update of the Norma Benporath pattern, The Charm of Tatting , at round 3. I decided to use two shuttles for this round since there are thrown rings in it.  I did start with shuttle-and-ball and utilise the shoe-lace trick (SLT) but the resulting effect is not to my liking, as shown below.  The one on top is tatted with shuttle-and-ball.  What I get are 'kinks' in the chains where the thrown rings are.  Compare those with the smooth chains when tatted with two shuttles.  That is why I almost always choose to work with two shuttles when there are rings on the upper side of chains, unless the construction…