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!
Here is a little trick I use to wind my shuttles more easily, and that also lets me use every last bit of my thread easily, keeping tension and without finger tatting. What’s the trick? Leave a little thread from the last project wound on the shuttle.
What would you do if you were surrounded by a room full of gorgeous thread and were told you could take them all home…but there’s a catch. You only have a backpack and it also has to fit your clothes, books and toothbrush. What do you do?
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.
A few recommendations on buying your first tatting shuttle. Spike or no? Bobbin or not? How big? Which brand? Your questions answered here.
Are you having trouble getting that double stitch to flip? Here is another common beginner’s mistake.