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I've started another tatting project. I couldn't figure out what a friend of mine would want for her birthday. She reads quite a bit, so, hopefully she'll like a bookmark.


It has been a year or so since I last tatted and I'm not very good at pulling out the knots, so I had to start over 5 times. I'm sure it would help if I wasn't using sewing thread, except they look so delicate and fragile when a finer grade of thread is used.


Here are some Tatting Patterns and a couple YouTube videos Lesson 1 and

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I've been looking on line for more information. I found several other sites and I found a place where they are having classes.








She is copywrite, so I can't post what she has in there.


She shows you how to do a lot of different things. Here is just one page she has for us to check on. It is a practice pattern page. :)





Sharon's tatting tips:








This is for new tatters.




Lesson 1





Lesson 2






Lesson 3




There are 5 lessons total on this site.






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I think I will have to see about getting a shuttle, I thought there might be one in some stuff that was my MIL's but, I haven't had a chance to look in it. I know we got rid of so much of her things, but, still have a tote with some craft type things, so need to get down :STAIRS: and find the tote. :)


Good luck, Annarchy. You will have to let us see a picture of what you do. :) I really would like to try this. :)




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I was in a craft store this week and found NEW stainless tatting shuttle in the box, with a bobbin.


Now I just need to figure out how to use the thing.... :o ...in my spare time. :24:


I'll let you know how that goes.

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The one I was working on is finally finished. Actually I finished another one, but when I went to press it, I found I had made a couple of noticeable mistakes, :shakinghead: and had to try again.


I can't wait to see some of your work, Snowmom & C4C.



Here's one pattern I've done several times.


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Oh, that is soooooooooooooooo gooooooood. :) Annarchy, I love the cross and you have such nice colors too. :) You did GREAT. :)


I have found a shuttle and so one of these days I will try my hand at making something. :) Probably a bookmark of some kind. :)





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First off I have to say, I got 2 books and a film from the library on Tatting. Next, I have to say, man this is harder than I thought it would be.


Question 1. What size thread did you use for the cross, Annarchy??

Question 2. How long have you been Tatting?? You said "I've started another tatting project."

Question 3. How long did it take you to learn to Tat???


Question now for Crazy4Canning, How are you doing with this Tatting??


I have crochet thread number 10 for one and not sure of the other one. I think I need thicker thread. :(:shrug: I spent about 2 hours on Sunday and it just doesn't seem to work for me. :( So, I have put it up for now and am back doing work on plastic canvas that I know how to do. :) I did tell oldpine that I am sure I need a different thread. Oh, also they are both varigated so that doesn't help either. Next trip to Fargo, I'm going to Hobby Lobby. :) So, that won't be for at least 3 weeks probably. I guess I could look in a couple place in town when we go next time, if I remember. :)


Looking forward to your answers. :)




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Question 1. What size thread did you use for the cross, Annarchy??


Question 2. How long have you been Tatting?? You said "I've started another tatting project."


Question 3. How long did it take you to learn to Tat???

I think I need thicker thread.


That particular cross pattern calls for size 20, I used sewing thread. :blink:

I first learned as a child from my Great Aunt, and try to do a project at least once or twice a year.

I still remember her saying "Under...Over...Under...Over" It took a lot of practice. Many times when using thin threads, I'm unable to 'undo' a knot and have to start all over.


Definitely start with a thicker thread until you get the feel for it.



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I kind of thought I had the wrong size thread, so guess, I just wait until I can find some heavier. :)


Ok, so now I don't feel so bad about not being able to do it right now. I thought you were really doing great getting that cross made first try. :) Guess, I can wait a while before being able to do as good as you do. :)


My mother was not really into any type of crafts, she was a gardener and in the winter, she read some and did things around the house. But, I can't remember her doing many crafts. She has been gone for over 20 years now. No one I knew did any Tatting, they did other things, like crochet and knit, but, never any Tatting.


thank_you.jpg for answering my questions. :)



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Once you learn the technique for making the basic stitch, (Cow Hitch), it becomes automatic. The basic stitch forms rings, picots, and chains to create the lace.


Here's a few other sites that offer the basic techniques for getting started.








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I think I have the chain down, but, with the thin thread, it is so hard to see the stitches. So, will check on getting some other, heavier thread soon. :)


THANKYOUHAT.gif for the sites too. :)


I'm wondering if Crazy4Canning has started tatting yet?? :)




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Ummm. No.


I did find a tatting shuttle at a craft store for .29 !


I've got a shoe box full of thread from the 30's in the basement...and TONS of crochet thread... I've even got a special article in Heirloom Sewing that discusses tatting, highlighting a Oregon shuttle maker.


Have I started it yet? Um. No. :)


I did, however, start a new knitting project, make bunches of potholders from the heavy cotton that a Secret Pal sent me, re-do a knitted hat for an adopted nephew...ummm....and now I'm on an apron kick.


Maybe one of these afternoons when the front room is clean :24: and I don't have any distractions, I can sit and begin to pick at it. :blah:


I do want to start...just haven't yet. :)

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I found some heavier thread so I did make a chain with it. Now, I have to see how to make more than just a chain. I think I have a couple of those picots in the chain too. :) Now to learn how to make circles, or joins or whatever they are called. :)


I had only a couple choices for colors so I got white and red. They had a tan and a pink, but, oldpine said red, so that is what I got. :) Red is his favorite color. :)


I just have to get time to set and play around with this and see just how to do it. :)


See, you are getting something done, C4C. I can't knit, or at least not to good. :( It has been a very long time since I have tried that and then it was socks and I started a scarf, never finished it either. :)




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I learned to tat when hubby and I were first married

His great Aunt taught me

I like to tat lace.

The cross is beautiful

I have a pattern which is a butterfly

I hope to try that

I ordered 2 more tasty tatting shuttles

they are clear.

You can use thicker tread and can see how much thread you have left on your shuttle

I want to learn to tat with beads I can crochet using beads; it shouldn't be that difficult.

hugs pinkroses

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