I hope this works. Jane E. has diagrammed this very technique, so if you can't learn from this video there are other resources out there.
Please remember that I am still running on the bare essentials here in my new host country. I do not have any editing software so this is a "bare bones" demo. We hope to have our belongings arrive in about 3 more weeks and that is where my computer and 80% of my tatting supplies are located. The demo is only 3 min and 14 secs long so please do not be discouraged if there are times you cannot see the actual tatting, the important bits are shown. And no making fun of the weird way I tat.....o.k. go ahead make fun!
This is a very simple but very cool way to do dimpled rings and don't they look so much nicer?
I am having so much fun with this technique. I have been experimenting and will have many things to share soon. I think this edging is pretty well finished, I will write up the pattern to share as soon as I can.
I apologize beforehand if this resembles someone elses pattern (if it does please let me know). Hearts are a common theme in tatting.
I told you I've been having fun playing around. The "dimpled yorkie", named in honor of Sue Hanson who so generously has shared this, makes it much much easier to add more than one dimple in the same ring.
Shown above are 2,3, and 4 dimpled rings. I didn't aim for five but I am sure it can be done with a lot of patience. It got a little fussy up to four dimples. But look at all the neat ring shapes you can play with.
My internet access is still very limited. I am a bit frustrated because I have so much to share and cannot do it all in 15 to 20 minutes. But please hang tight and visit often.
Have fun and don't forget to share what you come up with.