A little while ago, during a conversation over at In Tatters, Wolfgang explained how he didn't use a paperclip when he started on a chain. I tried his way and found it much better than the paperclip method. Here's why: first of all, the obvious one, you don't need a paperclip! But more importantly, I find it makes a much better starting loop which lies completely in line with your tatting
I took two photos to show you.
|With paperclip, slight twist in the work, loop facing down.|
|No paperclip, nice small loop in line with tatting.|
So of course, I wanted to share my discovery with all of you.
And grateful to Wolfgang for mentioning how he does this.
Here is the video, very short and sweet: