Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rekostruksjon pågår

Nuperelleskolen The Online Tatting Class, har som prosjekt å rekonstruere en gammel nuperellebok av Emmanuel Bocher, publisert i 1912. Oppgaven er å ta et gammelt mønster, gjenta det etter gammel metode og oversette det til mer moderne teknikker. Jeg har side 28. Dette er en rapport av arbeidet med den siden.

English version
The Online Tatting Class has embarked on a mission of recreating the 1912 Emmanuel Bocher Tatting Book. So far I have been working on page 28. The tiny motif consist of two rows of 2-2-2-2 rings separated with bare threads. The fun part is that the bare threads of the two rows are twisted together!

When I first studied the pattern and tried to reproduce it, I could not get the twisted thread right when using the method described. Then I was told the last part was done using a needle as a shuttle. That resolved the problem and explained something else that had been puzzling me: why was the longest motif only 3 rings long?

The original way of making this motif is like this:

  • Tat 2 or 3 2-2-2-2 rings separated by bare thread and joined the usual way
  • Tat 1 2-2-2-2 ring
  • Cut the thread in the length needed to tat 1-2 rings
  • Use a blunt needle to get the tread under the bare thread separating two rings
  • Use the same needle as a shuttle when tatting the next ring, joining as usual

The cutting of the thread explains why the motifs are small; you don't want a too long thread on the needle.

Another way of making the motif is using two shuttles and the CTM (continuous thread method). Now there is no cutting of the thread and no limit on how long you can make the motif. You don't even have to cut the thread when making several motifs joined together.

Start by winding two shuttles CTM style.

Tat 2 2-2-2-2 rings that are not joined and twist the shuttle threads. This twist will be on the bare thread separating the rings on one row.

Tat one 2+2-2-2 rings with each of the shuttles, joining to the previous made by the same shuttle.

Continue until the motif is as long as you want it.

If you want more motifs connected, replace one 2+2-2-2 ring with a SR 2+2/2-2.

Join as many motifs as you want.

This picture shows how to work using two shuttles and splitrings for moving on to the next motif.

This reconstruction was fun doing! Now to find another page to reconstruct :-)

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