How to block your tatted project once you are finished making it. That is, how to get any wrinkles and dips out of it, and get all the rings and chains going in the direction they are supposed to, so it is presentable for public display.
Do you want to see a feature-length video tutorial on blocking your tatted project, or just the “best-of” version? Also, I’ve got a little game for you, and you might win a prize!
This patient doily has been waiting for me to finish it for many years, and will finally get its wish. See what it looks like before. What is your preference for stiffening a doily?
Here is another method of hiding thread ends. This time we will weave them back and forth between the stitches.
When you finish tatting your project, you still have a few things to do to be completely done. You first need to hide those thread tails, and here is my favorite method of sewing in ends.
When you finish your tatting, what do you do with the two ends of leftover thread? Use the magic thread trick to easily hide them. Here’s how, in 7 easy steps–and a video!
So far I’ve presented patterns that go on in one direction, but many patterns will double back on themselves. These motif patterns are popular and cute, and there is one little trick you need to learn to make them successfully. That is, how to connect the very beginning to the very end.
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.
A detailed exploration of how, when and why to reverse work and turn work when tatting a project.
The first of the long-awaited Spanish translations to my Absolute Beginner Tatting Series are now available!
This tutorial with video shows how to start tatting with two threads and hide ends in a way that creates less bulk. Also covers hiding ends under picots.
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?