Saturday, 3 April 2010

Tweezers

My secret tatting tool.

Tweezers by michl_007
Tweezers Originally uploaded by michl_007 on 3rd April, 2010

Let me start by saying that I don't do make-up and I don't do beauty routines. One day a couple of weeks ago I was struck by insanity and went spending money on products/tools that I'm pretty sure I'll never use and they still sit in the shopping bag right now.

Anyhoo, earlier in the week I made a mistake with a ring and had no end of trouble trying to open it up again. I was suddenly hit with inspiration! I went through my forgotten shopping bag and found these tweezers. I got a length of scrap thread and tugged on it with the tweezers to make sure that they wouldn't cut/shred and when they didn't I used them to pull open the offending ring. I've just tried the same trick again after closing a ring that was joined in the wrong place and I have to say this is the easiest method I've used so far. These will now be put into my tatting tools box for good!

3 comments:

***Jon**** said...

Another case to prove what I believe all along - tatters are creative and innovative people. Love the idea ... going to search for my tweezers now, :)

Michelle said...

I hope they work as well for you as me, however I probably get more practise as I quite often go tatting along without checking what I'm doing.

Debra O'Connor said...

What a great idea! As a new tatter, I can use all the great tips I can find... and this one is definitely a tip I will use often! Thanks so much!