About a year ago I started showing Vandyke edges with square-mesh netting and explaining the various ways that the right vertical edge needed to be made. Recently my husband and I finally finished work on square-mesh scallop edgings. I decided to work on scallops with an odd number of squares along the bottom of the scallop. The only even scallop I found was located in Treasures in Needlework and right now my brain will not wrap around how to create an even scallop that looked nice.
Just like the Vandykes, these scallops did not all finish the right vertical edge in the same way. Again there were four different ways to finish that vertical edge, but not the same for ways. In addition, we had to figure out how to shape a scallop with with netting.
This Basic Scallop uses just one scallop to form the right vertical side. It has a border of 19 squares, 6 points along each side of a scallop, and 9 squares across the bottom of the scallop.
The instructions for this scallop are as follows:
- Remove the foundation loop from row 1 of the netting.
- Tie the tail onto a tapestry needle, which is used in place of the netting needle.
- Place the foundation-loop cord through another row of meshes.
- Tie the foundation-loop cord into a circle and attach it to a tension device.