January 30, 2014

Anne Bruvold's Netty the Newt

A tatHelper's pattern Sample

Anne Bruvold http://nuperelle.net/EngIntro.htm is an amazing tatting designer that has shared many patterns with tatters all around the world. Under her authorization I publish here one of her designs using TatHelper grammar and the results obtained for it.

Netty the Newt

Design: Anne Bruvold

This pattern is free and must not be sold, but share this file for free all you want.
You need One shuttles and a suitable thread and two beads for eyes.

You need to know how to make single shuttle split rings (SSSR). For the SSSR the technique  described by Mathew Takeda is used. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQVpuZQ3h_c for a video on the technique.

You also need to know how to make Loop Tatted Rings(LTR) developed by Bina Madden which are like SSSRs without the split.

If so, you can replace the SSSRs with SRs. If so, you'll need two shuttles. The beads should be on the shuttle as you start the first ring.

By doing a SSSR rather than a ring at the tip the thread is hidden and all you need is cut  At the diagram the thick black lines are the beadsthe thin black beads are just to show how the legs are connected

Some tips and how-to

Tat over the tail when doing the first ring this way youll hide the first end too. If you want a longer tail increase the number of rings starting.

Make sure you get no space between the rings This is especially hard when making the legs

The lock joins will keep the legs in place

[MATERIAL]

NAME=Netty the Newt
AUTHOR=Design Anne Bruvold
TATTER=TatHelper sample pattern
THREAD1=SIZE 20

On_Shuttle_A= 2mt 64cm 5mm or 2yd 2ft 8in

[ROUND]

R1=8DS BE 8DS BE 8DS #The beads are to be on the shuttle/core thread.

R2=4DS <ROR= 3DS -1DS - 1DS - 3DS CR> 4DS
R3=4DS <ROR= 3DS -1DS - 1DS - 3DS CR> 4DS LJ R1 R2 R3
#lock join through the first ring and around the thread between R2 and R3

SSSR= 10DS / 10DS CR
SSSR= 10DS VSP / 10DS #Tiny picot between the halves
R4= 4DS <ROR= 3DS - 1DS - 1DS - 3DS CR> 4DS 
R5= 4DS <ROR= 3DS - 1DS - 1DS - 3DS CR> 4DS 
#Lock join through the last SSSR and around the thread between R4 and R5

SSSR= 8DS / 8DS CR
SSSR= 8DS / 8DS CR
SSSR= 6DS / 6DS CR
SSSR= 6DS / 6DS CR
SSSR= 4DS / 4DS CR
SSSR= 4DS / 4DS CR
SSSR= 2DS / 2DS CR
SSSR= 2DS / 2DS CR
[ENDPATTERN]