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If you’ve been following the Absolute Beginner Tatting Series up to this point, and I hope you’ve been practicing, you’re probably getting pretty good at making that double stitch.

Here’s a tip. When you are tatting with two colors of thread, you can tell that the stitch “transferred” correctly if it is the color of your working thread, not the shuttle thread.

Unfortunately, you won’t always be using two colors, and you’ll have to get good at telling if the stitch transferred without that little trick. For example, when you are making a ring you will only use one shuttle, and one thread, so there is only one color.

Don’t worry too much, though. There is a trick you can use to check if your stitches transferred when making a ring, too. Do you want me to tell you what it is? Really? Sorry, you’ll have to watch the video to find out. (No hard feelings, but it wouldn’t make sense yet even if I did tell you.)

Are you ready to give one color tatting a try? On your mark, get set, go:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjHj6UpRKRs]

 

This post is part of a series of Absolute Beginner Tatting Lessons. Go back to the previous lesson, Your Tatting Toolkit, or jump ahead to the next lesson, How to Make Picots.

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