Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eeek! Spider!

Jane recently posted instructions for a new method for tatting a floating chain, with this spider pattern to try it out. Floating chains are really fiddly for me, (think split chain with one end that won't stay put) so I thought this was worth a try.

Well, the tatting part goes pretty easy, but when I pull the thread end back through the stitches, I have a terrible time with the thread twisting and tangling. Those of you who don't tat as tightly as I do (ie, almost everyone) may not have so much of a problem. Anyway, it was a fun exercise, and a potentially useful new technique.


  1. I have to tell you that your title gave me quite a chuckle today. Thank you.

    Great spider.

  2. I have to watch the twisting problem too!!!!

  3. Great job on the dangling spidey.

    I must confess, I tried Jane's new technique three or four times and each time was not able to get the thread to pull through. Congratulations on your success!

  4. Your spider looks great! I haven't tried that technique yet but it makes a nice spider.

  5. .The itsy-bitsy spider
    Climbed up the water spout
    Down came the rain
    And washed the spider out
    Out came the sun
    And dried up all the rain
    And the itsy-bitsy spider
    Climbed up the spout again

    and your silly spider like to hang upside down.. heheeheehehee