Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The "Dimpled Yorkie"

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.


Melissa said...

Sherry you did a good job on the instructions but the sound is kinda odd, did you speed up the vid or something?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Bravo! I don't think you'll see me demonstrating on YouTube any time soon... I'm way too slow! Plus, I don't really have anything to teach anyone! How do you tat so fast?

Tattycat said...

Good morning. Thanks for sharing the technique in your video. Don't apologize for the quality of the video. It is good and in light of your limited resources, it is great! I think I understand what you did. I'll have to get my shuttle and try it. I'll let you know. (It's nice to hear you voice.)

Unknown said...

Fun...I love dimpled rings, too. A lady in my lace guild taught me how to do them on the first day I showed up, it was march so she taught me how to make shamrocks. I love the bookmark.In the bottome photo I like the dimpled ring in the middle...kinda looks like Mickey Mouse...LOL.

Marilee Rockley said...

Very cool video, Sherry!
But I am particularly dense and don't understand what you are doing that is different from the usual dimpled ring. Are you just making a "down join" instead of a "normal join", or are you joining in the core thread somehow?

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Nope, I have zero capability to edit right now. So it is at normal speed....Is it your computer maybe?

This is different than the normal dimpled ring. Jane E. has posted her diagrams on it and I have updated my link, go check it out! Perhaps that will help you to better understand.

Bonnie said...

Wow, "yorkie dimple ring", I've never even heard of a "dimple ring", I have so much to learn. Thank you for sharing this with me, I'm not sure I'm up for the challenge, but I'm going to give it a try.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the video. This technique makes dimpled rings much easier.

Gina said...

I especially like that last dimpled ring with the 4 dimples! I love the shape and it brings up all kinds of inspiration!
:-) Gina

Singtatter said...

I love dimpled rings, that's a pretty edging!