I did also work a bit more on the tatted wheels. You know these are very simple but at the same time deceptively difficult to do well! My first one was a bit tight and this meant the rings were pulled out of shape when I pressed the wheel slightly at the end. So next time I thought I'd make a slightly longer joining picot between rings and changed the stitch count by one stitch. And now?... it frills! On the next one I would need to adjust the joining picot ever so slightly and that's what I mean: it's quite hard to get the spacing just right with the bare threads and the joining picots.
So yes, simple, but not quite that simple!
It does flatten easily with a little pressing but I'd like to get it just right.
At least on the second version (on the right)
the rings have their nice teardrop shape and the bare threads
look better too. They were a bit distorted on the first version.
The other problem with these little wheels is what to do with the ends and how to finish it. It's much harder to finish neatly when you are working with bare threads. How about you, how do you complete the last ring with its bare thread? There is no chain to hide into. I ended up putting two magic loops in the first small ring and hiding both ends into it but you need to actually knot the last end before pulling it with the magic loop otherwise it would fall apart too easily. Am I missing something, do you have a better solution?