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Hi, I’m not updating this blog anymore, but there’s still lots of useful info here on how to tat. Enjoy!

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The Dreaded Double Stitch

Video tutorial shows how to make the double stitch in shuttle tatting. It’s not as hard as it seems!

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Absolute Beginner Series

Video tutorial shows how to easily wind a tatting shuttle.

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My Life with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and How I am Making it Better

I’ve always been sensitive to light and had difficulty reading, writing, doing math, music, tatting, for my whole life. Now I know why, and how to make it better…

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Question for Experienced Tatters

Here’s a question for experienced tatters: What does a beginning tatter need to learn to be successful? For beginning tatters: what do you struggle with, and what do you want to learn?

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Your Tatting Toolkit

A straightforward shopping list of the essential tatting supplies you will need to begin shuttle tatting.

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Reverse and Turn Work, an Exploration

A detailed exploration of how, when and why to reverse work and turn work when tatting a project.

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8 Easy Tatted Snowflake Patterns for Beginners

Would you like to tat some cute snowflake motifs but are intimidated by reading the patterns? Have no fear, here are 8 easy tatted snowflake patterns for beginners. Including one Christmas tree.

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How to Tat a Ring

Video tutorial shows how to make the ring in shuttle tatting. This involves tatting with only one color, and describes a tip to check if all your double stitches transfer, or flip, correctly.

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Reading Patterns and Making Projects, Part 2

Continuing the last lesson on reading patterns, this tutorial adds chains, very small picots, rosettes and rounds with shuttle and ball thread and two shuttles.

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How to Make Picots

This video tutorial shows how to make picots in shuttle tatting. Plus a photo seek-and-find game tests your ability to spot these tatted loops and joins.

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A Stupid Question

As a teacher, I have always told my students that there is no such thing as a “stupid question.” I …

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Tatting Tip: Avoiding the Folded Join

Don’t want to make a folded join? Here’s how to join the last ring to the first WITHOUT using a folded join.

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