Anyway, this is not a whinge post, no, no! It's just that I think I found a good way today. I won't even describe the set-up to you (too Heath Robinson) but I hope you will find that the lighting is much better in this latest attempt. I still find there is room for improvement on clarity of picture once I get to Youtube though. I don't know where I loose quality because the video looks great straight off my camera but then I need to transfer it iMovie, then from iMovie to Youtube, you have to choose the file size and maybe I still need to work on that. Anyway, feedback would be welcome!
I'm not sure this particular video is needed but I made one about the up vs the down join. I wanted something short, mostly it was to try my new set-up.
Oh yes, I kept my butterfly doily in the background on this video, just for decorative purposes but of course, I would normally just have a white background.
Now I do hope I've got this up and down thingie right! I know I had them confused before! You put the hook DOWN, to pull the thread UP through the picot... you put your hook UP through the picot to pull the thread back DOWN through it! So which one is which?? Anyway, I think I have it from reliable sources that you do a DOWN join on the front of the work and an UP join on the back when working FS/BS tatting. Yes? Except of course when you are using different colours or variegated and a DOWN join on the front would show a blip of colour, then you would use an UP... :-))
OK, now I've got you thoroughly confused, I'll end here!