Thursday, 23 February 2017

My First BLOG

Hello Dear Tatters,

Welcome to my blog Ushas Creations where I will be sharing my tatting projects, my experiments and my new creations.
Tatting is my passion. My main projects are Tatted Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Gift Envelopes and Rakhis.
My other hobbies crochet and knitting, other arts n crafts.

Since this is my first blog, I would like to share my new ornamental effect in tatting

                                                        I call it the DOT PICOT. 

                         

                                                                   ​DOT PICOT MOTIF
Instead of regular picots on  a chain,  I made tiny rings that sit above the chain. They are 1-stitch thrown (or thrown-off) rings called dots, and since they are used in place of picots, I named them Dot Picots.

As long as one is using 2 shuttles,  decorative picots in any pattern can be converted to dot picots for an alternative effect. It will give your tatted work an ornamental look. 


Here is pattern of the Dot Picot Motif-
SH1- Yellow, SH2- Blue in Size 20 thread 
Measured 5cm x 5cm
First row consists dot picots. 
I have extended by second row to give it more appealing look and it shaped like a star.

1st Row- with SH1 R4-4, center picot measuring 5mm, 4-4 rw
              * ch 2, dot picot( i.e. tiny ring 1ds with SH2, cl) ,
                repeat from * four times more, 2ds, rw
               
                                  

 continue till there are 6 rings ending with dot picot chain(Join back to first ring) SLT

                                              
    
 2nd Row- *with Sh2, 10ds, R with SH2 8ds, 10ds join at base of ring on first row.
                             
   
                                
 continue till end from * and complete the star motif

Yes, it will be fun to try it out. 

18 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogland :-) I enjoyed tatting your motif, and look forward to more patterns, & inspiration :-)

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  2. hello,
    I found your blog following Muskaan's.
    I like very much the effect of dot picot, thank you for sharing!
    I will follow your blog, I'm a relatively new tatter and a knitter and a crochet as well.
    Looking forward to see your creations

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  3. So excited to see you. Looking forward to all you create. Off to tat your DOT picot motif now.

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  4. Thank you for showing this lovely Dot Picot Motif. I will try it out.

    Marianne

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  5. Welcome! Your dot picots are lovely!

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  6. Doesn't this look fun? Can't wait to try it out!

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  7. Your dot picots give an interesting textured effect. I'll have to try the technique out!

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  8. What a lovely design! thank you for sharing it, it will be good to see your work here.

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  9. Interesting new technique. I find that if I do simply a single double stitch, some of my dot picots do not show up well. If I start with a second half then do a full double stitch they show better. Probably just the way I tat. This is a nice embellishment, reminiscent of the Josephine knot, yet different. Thanks for the new technique.

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  10. Welcome to blogging! I'm so glad muskaan pointed me in your direction! I will give your dot picots a try... great idea! I hope you'll visit my blog as well: https://lacelovinlibrarian.blogspot.com

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  11. This design is lovely, I followed the link from Mushaans blog
    Hope to be visiting again soon

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  12. I thank everyone for great response!!!!!! Thank you Muskaan for supporting n giving strong backing into this Blogger land. Really excited to post my creations. Hope all will enjoy making them

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  13. At first I thought you had put beads on, so I couldn't figure out what you meant by "dot picots". When I looked closer, there they were! I'm going to have to play with this idea, thank you so much for sharing it!

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  14. Very nice, Usha and welcome to tatting in Blogland!

    (followed you through Muskaan)

    Do you mind if I add your blog to my site?

    Kind Regards
    Susan

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  15. I love the nice effect of the dot picot on the chain. Thanks for sharing it! Welcome to Blogging Land!

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  16. Thank you so much Briddie, Susan n Wally.

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  17. hi nice to read through your blog usha. hope toget a lot of patterns from here

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