Thursday, May 2, 2013

Easy way to add thread

This is a planned thread addition.  I even did a shoelace trick to make the thread from the shuttle and the ball run out at the same time.  There is no need to tie on the new thread - it will merely be trapped in the base of the last ring.  The tatted lace yardage is rolled on an empty reel and kept from unfurling with a plastic hair band.
This pattern is one I call "FleaMkt"  I found an example of it tatted with a lightweight yarn at the local Flea market several years ago.  I have never found the exact pattern in any books.