In this Citizen School class we began to read patterns, and made (various amounts of) butterflies!
The teens learn needle tatting, and others make more progress with their shuttle tatting. Regardless of the method, both groups are making tatted rings and chains and picots.
How long should your picots be if the pattern does not specify? Here is how I plan picot length.
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.
Are you puzzled by which side of your tatting is the right side? Read on for an easy way to tell which side is the front side of the stitches.
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.
Are you having trouble getting your picot to stay where you want it to? Is the first half of your picot knotting up? Here’s a tip to put that picot in its place.
This tutorial goes step-by-step how to read tatting patterns, focusing on ring-only patterns. Includes clear instructions to tat a daisy, butterfly and a simple edging.