Here’s a trick to keep your working thread in place when you relax your hand to make the flip in tatting. It saves the circulation in your little finger, too!
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.
What happens when you combine a room full of middle schoolers, an aspiring teacher, a pile of thread and a mountain of cardboard? It gets interesting…
How tight should you make the double stitch? Here are some photos for comparison.
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.
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?