Self-Closing Mock Rings

The SCMR must always be started with a thread loop made with the core thread!

The SCMR is a section that can consist of many elements. To help you follow the written instructions all elements of the SCMR are within brackets [ ]. Every time the abbreviation SCMR[ appears in the instructions the loop is formed. When you reach the ]CL, the core thread is passed through the loop and the SCMR is pulled up into a ring.

With shuttle 1 as knotting thread and shuttle 2
as core thread hold work in the usual position.
Figure 1
Pull middle finger down catching the core thread. Figure 2
Bring core thread back to the pinch forming the loop. Figure 3
You are now ready to begin tatting the first element
of the SCMR.
Figure 4

Patterns: [SCMR Heart]   [Da Udder Butterfly]   [GR-8 Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR] [Rings on Ball Thread] [Rings on Rings] [Standard Notation]
Shuttles: [GR-8 Wood Shuttles]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Single Bobbin]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Double Bobbin]
[Pictures Showing Shuttle Use] [Helpful Hints]
Books: [Tatting The GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring]   [Tatting The Self-closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design]
[Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads]   [Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms]   [Tatting GR-8 Triangles]
[Tatting GR-8 Patterns]
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