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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


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.

BEADs or Small Picots for the eye of the fly.

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