Here is a hopefully helpful exert on how I am attaching
my edging directly to my hanky :) it is hard to take pics one handed,
I hope this helps though :)
I start off with my hanky on the out side, or the left side of where it needs to be attached, since I tat right handed. I am ambidextrous, but I tat right handed most often.
I wrap my thread around my fingers,
how ever you do it, to begin my ring, and begin.
when I am ready to attach it,I count my
little holes, and use use my pick, hook, etc
to pull my top thread through,
note, this is not the core sliding thread.
this is the one that makes the knots.
gently pull through, and if you don't have
enough room to put your shuttle through, you can always make enough room by making
your loop larger, just like when tatting
simply enlarge the loop
put your shuttle through, making sure your
thread didn't twist, you can test this easily by
moving your index finger and seeing which
thread pulls the loop smaller
take notice of where my first 4 double
stitches of the ring are sitting on my ring
finger, I am holding them
right at the edge of the hanky, this is
important during this step and the next couple
when attaching directly to the hankie
using your index finger, pull your loop closed to secure your ring to the hankie. again, notice
I am holding the first 4 ds above the hankie.
close this loop gently, this will not be a tight
close. you will be required to hold this until you
secure it with the next ds.
You can see here it is not a tight close, the picot is left loose, and my previous ds are still sitting on top of the hankie.
them in place with your next double
stitches. and close your ring where
After I am done with that, I turn my work, and begin on the next chain...
and that is how I do it. I am not sure if others do it differently, and I hope the pictures were clear enough :) I hope this helped :)
Happy tatting, Bree.