Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pulled loop join



It  sounds long and scarry... But it is a join done with the shuttle thread, just a lok join, since all rings are worked with only one shuttle. In the old patterns, before Ann Orr taught us to work a split chain (1916)  you find this chain of rings with some bare thread behind. Today we would work this with 2 shuttles and make split rings. 
But going back to the roots, can help. You love beads? Any bare thread can carry beads and this piece is no exception. Nina Libin is also using is. I also like the pulled loop join because it allows you to pass at the top of a ring with a neat effect and, since it is a single shuttle technique witl the beads on it, this makes the project really "portable".
In this piece from the pìcture there are 2 little technical details: the pulled loop join and the horizontal ring. I call it collar ring because of the appearance. Have no idea if it has a name, this little fellow. 



Thred the desired beads on the shuttle thread and work trefoil. My case 5-5-5-5 (I worked with Sunlight 40 and 3 mm coral beads). Go back to the middle ring of the trefoil (make a join), take 1 bead and place it behind your work, pull the thread and make the lock join carefully. Done.
Help for it here (Karen Cabrera, of course):
Start the new trefoil, repeat the whole sequence. Turn the work  90 degrees, start a ring wraping the thread around the work between the 2 trefoils and work a 10 ds ring. Close  this ring in such a way that it closes on the back side of the work, bring the next bead, make the pulled loop join.
I used this for a bracelet and I also made another round and used also the outer picots.

10 comments:

  1. I used this technique a long time ago in Anna Burda braids, that, as you say, I now use split rings for. But adding a bead makes the technique relevant again. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jane. The first time a saw it was in Emmy Liebert and you know the "pop-idea-moment"? It happen. By Nina Libin (1996) was the first time saw the bead added this way. I think that we owe her actually this term ;)

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  2. I love this method and love the single shuttle work. I also favor her videos. I love your design and will give it a go, love the take with you tatting :) I even have beads like that too. You have a wonderful posts and pictures have a great day from Carollyn

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  3. Hola Corina , genial como aplicas las técnicas ,¿ tu te guiaste por el video de Karen ; con el hilo por detrás o después al realiza argolla mayor del trébol, bajaste la perla de la naveta (estilo rosario)?

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  4. Acabo de ver la naveta , lo siento hacerte la pregunta ; debería ser más observadora.

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  5. Beautiful !!! The horizontal rings (Ninetta called them tiny tatted beads) are a lovely touch :-)

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    1. I used them for the chain with beads Nina Libin way and then in the bow necklace pattern I just love the effect.

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  6. bellissimi lavori a chiacchierino, brava ciao.

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  7. The first picture is not showing. Is there a way for me to see it?

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