I have been playing with the Valdani 100% COLORFAST size 12 pearl cotton again. This time I am using color #M33 "Lollipop" with a size 8 tatting needle. You will need 32 size 10 turquoise seed beads. String all beads onto ball. Tatting counts and instructions for the foundation round are below the image.
R11 L- (pull up 8 seed beads onto this picot, leave about 1/2 the length of the beads in thread after pulling them up. This will give you enough room for the remaining Rs.) 11CL RW
CH11 - (with 3 seed beads)11 CL RW
R11+ (before joining, slide 1 seed bead up to the base of the previously tatted R, then join. You will work the remaining Rs in this manner, giving you a seed bead between each R.) 11 CL RW
Continue until you have a foundation motif of 8 Rs & CHs.
Tie & cut. This completes step one. Tomorrow will bring step two if you'd like to tat along.
The Czech buttons are still a work in progress and I have yet to get back to the necklace, but they are on my tatting tray- staring at me. I just could not get into the right frame of mind for either project today, so I grabbed the first ball of thread that caught my eye and tatted the above motif.
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Let's hope I have a more productive tatting day tomorrow. Until then~