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Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace

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The inspiration for this tatted necklace was the Biblical passage "They shall beat their swords into plowshares...." Micah 4:3 and Isaiah 2:4. I tried to capture in tatting the suggestion of a sword handle with the bottom part flattened into a plowshare, or at least a shovel. The center is colorful and floral-like, an attempt to convey growth and peace. The beads at the center add sparkle and also weight to try to keep the necklace centered. If you have trouble downloading the file to your device, send an email describing the problem to BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY tat rings and chains make a join in tatting make a lock join in tatting node stitch (also called Victorian sets) using 2 shuttles floating rings (rings thrown off chains) bead in center of ring split chain SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Tatted piece measures about 8 inches long, and 2 inches wide at center. Total necklace length can be adjusted as desired by adding to or subtracting from the chain length. As written the finished necklace is about 17 inches.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 10 Lizbeth thread: 10 yards solid color, 2 yards green, 3 yards multicolor
  • 2 tatting shuttles
  • Small crochet hook about size 12/.7mm

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Marilee Rockley has been a driving force in modern tatting. Her designs, which have appeared in various magazines as well as her book <i>Tatted Jewelry</i>, make this Victorian art accessible to modern tastes. As a go-to source of information about tatting history and methodology, Marilee is on the forefront of the tatting revival. She also dyes her own tatting threads, so that she can control color and create visual interest that can't be found in commercial threads. Take a look at Marilee's latest designs on her blog, <a href="">Yarnplayer.</a>