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.
This week half the class learned how to make rings in addition to chains, and I ponder introducing needle tatting to those still struggling with the double stitch.
Are you making a ring-only pattern, like a hen-n-chicks pattern, and need to add more thread? Here’s how to you hide the extra ends when you only have rings.
Don’t want to make a folded join? Here’s how to join the last ring to the first WITHOUT using a folded join.
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.
Crocheters often find a modified hand position more comfortable to tat with.
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.