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Throwing off Rings from a Split Ring
A recent pattern by Ki Huls highlighted the technique of throwing off rings from a split ring. Although not a new technique, it is certainly a useful one with many decorative applications. If you consider that the inner shuttle of the ring in progress in this excerpt from Mlle Riego's instructions for a maltese ring is in essence "wrapping the thread" onto the carrying cord/foundation thread in the same manner as a split ring or as when making a pearl tatted chain, then the principle for simply throwing a ring off a split ring becomes obvious.
Here you can see a little wall hanging with three hearts. The bottom two designs are from Teri D's book. Look at the pink heart and then examine the detail on the right. Here you can see three rings thrown off from a split ring.