ply-split braiding

No Home Runs Here

Well, I just gave the Celtic tatting two more tries, and gave the Japanese hook tatting two tries as well, and I am 0 for 2 on both. The Celtic tatting is incredibly frustrating. I’m not getting my joins to work right at all. In normal tatting, my joins through the picot allow the thread […]

It Happened Again

I was on Pinterest, and something new popped up on my feed. Not cool. I haven’t even tried the ply-split braiding or the Japanese hook-tatting yet, and here’s another thing coming along to pique my interest. This time it’s micro-macrame. I wouldn’t have thought macrame. In fact, I’ve seen macrame pop up on my feed […]

Corn and Chaff

I finally got the pattern for the Corn and Chaff design by Mary Konior!! Apparently Corn and Chaff is considered a braid and is worked from side to side, so the “RW” in the pattern, which means “reverse work” and generally means to flip it upside down, in this case means flip from left to […]


So, as mentioned before, I’ve been looking for new, more complex patterns to try tatting. Part of the problem I’ve had so far is that I really do better if I not only have a diagrammed chart, but also the written out instructions, so I can bounce back and forth when I’m not sure I […]

SO Unfair!

Just since posting earlier, I have come across yet another fiber art that intrigues me: ply split braiding! I don’t know much about it…yet…but I know I need a tool called a gripfid, and I know there are books and tutorials available, and that there are beautiful, beautiful examples of it on Pinterest, and that […]


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