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Ruth Perry Spider n Fly



Spiders by Ruth Perry

Tatted Spider Copyright © 1995 - 2005 Rozella Linden

This is an easy spider totat for demonstrating in the fall. Kids love them! Tatted in gold they are a great Christmas spider. Use any thread, any color and any size. I like to tat them in size 10 - bright variegated thread when I'm tatting "give away."

Beads are optional, so if using beads for the eyes thread two beads on the thread before winding about a yard on the shuttle. Leave a thread end about 1/2 yard then cut the thread from the ball.


VLP = very large picot
SP = small picot or bead
- = picot

Instructions

Ring (1 VLP 1 VLP 1 SP 1 SP 1 VLP 1 VLP 1) This is the thorax, head, eyes, and legs.

Ring (3 - 2 - 2 - 3)
Split Ring (6 + 4 / 6 + 4 )
Join to the picots of the previous ring.

Pull the carrying thread up through the center picot of the inside ring, and tie the thread ends in a square knot. The thread ends are the web the spider spins. Add a clear bead to the threads here if desired, and another thread to make twisted cord for a bookmark.

Use beads or picots for the eyes. This spider would also look great with a bead instead of the inside ring of the abdomen. Use Jacqui Teal’s method of adding a bead inside a ring (Taught at Hector 2005) and the ends will still come out in the right place. Cut the leg picot ends as shown, or leave them (for a tatted fly).

“Step into my parlor
said the spider to the fly.”


Instructions for twisted cord are on my webiste under articles. http://rozellalinden.com

BEADs or Small Picots for the eye of the fly.

Variation:
One picot in the 2nd ring, (5 - 5) outer SR (10 /10) 4 4 & A FLY !!!
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