Wide Picot Needle Tatting
Here is a challenge for the needle tatter, the Wide Picot.
1. Thread needle and prepare to wrap the ring/chain. For practice wrap 4 ds.
2. Next wrap an extra long, really wide picot.
3. Prepare to wrap the next double stitch.
Form the loop for the first half stitch but do not place it on the needle yet.
4. Pull this loop up through the wide picot.
5. Next slip the loop over the point of the needle.
Remove some slack but not all.
6. Form the loop for the second half stitch and slip it onto the needle.
7. Remove the slack. Check to be certain you have the front side of the ds in the proper position.
[Note: It is easy to mix up the first and second half stitch when wrapping this wide picot.]
8. Continue to wrap the ds, first bringing the first half stitch loop up though the wide picot until you have reached the width desired.
Then return to the normal wrapping of the ring/chain and remove from needle.
This is a great decorative picot. For teachers, I recommend that the student be given a photo or an example of the wide picot in use but not the directions. It is a great exercise in figuring out the construction of tatting.
Dan's model for the wide picot. Dan taught me to do this technique. Thanks, Dan.
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