TATBiT’s Finger-Tatted Beaded Starburst Rosette

 TATBiT’s Finger-Tatted Beaded Starburst Rosette
Are you lacking the necessary "skill levels" needed to tat-bead this pattern? Have you ever tatted using a "quality" nylon cord before? There is a slight learning curve if you have only ever tatted using cotton. This pattern is not the pattern to use to acquaint yourself with nylon cord. Why use C-Lon Nylon Cord? This cord drapes better than cotton. When tatting jewelry (that you want to wear more than a couple of times), use C-Lon Nylon Cord! 

Can you finger-tat? Can you manipulate at least 150 inches (381cm) of cord? No? Stop! Do not attempt to tat-bead this pattern if you have not mastered that "skill set" yet. Take the time to learn how to finger-tat by watching the video "How To Finger Tat" and by practicing the technique until you can add that skill to your tatting resume.

Do you know how to tat a Riego Join? No? Stop do not attempt to tat-bead this pattern if you have not mastered that "skill set" yet. Take the time to learn how to tat a Riego Join by watching the videos entitled "Riego Joins" and by practicing the techniques along with finger tatting until you can add those skills to your tatting resume.

Do you know how to tat with beads? No? Stop do not attempt to tat-bead this pattern if you have not mastered that "skill set" yet. This pattern is not the pattern to be used as the first time you have tatted with beads. This pattern is for the person who has used beads in their tatting and who are confident with their skill sets. Beads complicate everything.

Make sure that you understand the pattern script? Can you read the schematics? Another skill set! Take time to read and use ALL information given, not just one or the other. If you are not having fun learning these skill sets, this pattern is not for you at this time.

Not having the proper skill sets is a recipe for disaster. Do yourself a favor and watch ALL the videos. Go slow and learn to finger-tat first. Once you are able to make a non-beaded Rosette, just by using your hands to manipulate the amount of cord needed to tat the Rosette armature, then you are ready to learn the Riego Join Techniques. Once you have learned that skill set you are ready to try your first attempt at the "Fixed Bead Tatted Rosette Armature A.

A positive attitude, a quiet span of time, and having the proper skill levels are your keys to successfully tat-beading this rosette armature.

I am not a "traditional style" tatter. All of my tatted lace and jewelry designs have a distinct front and back side. I seldom "reverse my work" and never to tat a chain. My chains are not tatted but "knotted" using the macramé knot called the Lark's Head Knot. The hitches are slid into place and do not transfer over. Much easier to make a LHK CH and with NO unnecessary hand movements. If you do not need to reverse the work to tat or knot a chain then why do it? You want all the bars that cover the hitches of the double knots to face the front of the design. No split hitches on the front of the jewelry.
 Fixed-Bead Tatted Rosette Armature A
- THIS IS AN ADVANCED TATTING PATTERN! –
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