Saturday 17 March 2012
Spiral Snails Galore
Well, if you could call 3 a galore. I just had to tat more. Anyway I tried tatting this pattern by Vicki using Perle Cotton 8 and you can see the snail is slightly larger. I used CWJ on the third snail. After tatting two, it suddenly came back to me, without me looking it up, the CWJ. Can you see which snail has the CWJ. May not be noticeable.
The beads are added to a long picot and I did not really measure the length of the picot so the number of beads added may not be exact to the pattern. Also I joined the start (picot on the paper clip) to the same chain so that the starting point is not hanging when it forms the spiral - from Ch 26-6 to Ch 20+6-6. It is just my preference. The 1st snail (pink & green) is as the pattern and it looks perfectly fine when blocked.
I have been thinking of getting the Starlit shuttles. Has anyone tried it. Do tell how you liked it. Is it too large for smaller hands? I like the size of the Sew Mate shuttles but this is much larger. I find the Tatsy shuttles too big to handle.