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Tatted lace is made with a shuttle, but needle tatting is recently popular.

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How do you do inverted tatting in needle tatting?

I have taught myself to do the P pickup and 2 ds across the Picots and the edge looks right but the result does not look correct as the area between the picots and the edge does not look like the…Continue

Started by Rosemary Marchant Jun 19, 2018.

Tat a Brussels Monument for the World Lace Congress 7 Replies

If you haven't heard about "TAT A BRUSSELS MOMUNENT" for the World Lace Congress in August of 2018 taking place in Brussels, here's the link: …Continue

Started by M. Leigh Martin. Last reply by M. Leigh Martin Apr 10, 2018.

How do you count the number of double stitches between picots? 16 Replies

I am working on the IOLI Proficiency Program in Tatting. Participants are instructed to replicate numerous tatted samples. To accomplish this, we are provided with photographs of each completed…Continue

Started by post removed. Last reply by Elizabeth Ligeti Feb 28, 2018.

Different Methods of Shuttle Tatting 60 Replies

Recently I attended a lace group.  A lady that teaches tatting was there and was pretty much appalled at my tatting method or technique.  She told me to never teach anyone to tat. Another lady said…Continue

Started by Shirley L. Hays. Last reply by fran Mar 9, 2017.

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Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on Monday

Well, the Cat's Cradle I played as a child was quite different from making Cluny Leaves!!  Making Lots of tallies - leaves in bobbin lace was a big help, as I knew the basics, but just had to adapt to holding the threads differently although the actual weaving was the same.  the YouTobe on a Box Loom was a Big help, and also Muskaan's site with lots of information about Cluny leaves.

This whole "adventure" back into tatting after such a long lapse is great fun, and I am learning SO much!!  I have even joined 2 Tatting Guilds!!!! :)

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on Monday

I did learn to make Cluny leaves once, long ago, but have since forgotten. There is a string game called "cat's cradle". My impression is that Cluny leaves are like cat's cradle on steroids.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on Sunday

Well, I have successfully learned how to do Cluny Leaves!!

After browsing the Web, and watching Georgia's video using a Box loom, I rigged up my lace pillow, and used berry pins, and worked with that!  I had tried using my hand but got a bit crampy, so tried the loom way. 

As I make Bobbin Lace leaves with the 3 passives in between my fingers, up above the pillow, and use the 4th bobbin to do the weaving, working with the box loom was very similar and so quite easy - 3 threads coming to my left hand, and the shuttle weaving with my right hand.  I still managed to get a couple of Holly leaves, though!!!!!  :)

Still, - that is another technique learned!!  I just have to learn to make slightly larger picots, as mine are very small.

I am really enjoying this journey getting back into Tatting. There are so many "new" techniques around since I taught myself in the mid 1950s!.

Comment by Anita Barry on October 15, 2018 at 7:17am

Hi Elizabeth!  Yes, HH new metallic thread has a different property to it, it's not as flexible as cotton thread.  It doesn't need stiffening.  That's nice. And it's so pretty!  

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on October 14, 2018 at 11:14pm

Sorry for the delay in answering you, Anita. 

The 2 colours were the ones used in the book by Hye-OOn Lee - the Doilies for Fall & winter.  It is the last pattern in the book (I think) and is shown very small, on the outside of the back cover.

I have been working on other things, so have not yet finished that round of the doily!!'

I have been making some Xmas decorations using the new Metallic Lizbeth thread. the finished pieces are very sparkly, but I find I have to concentrate to get every stitch to flip.  The thread takes a bit to get used to, I think- but maybe that is just Me!!

Comment by Patti Duff on August 12, 2018 at 11:34am

The Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild (Spokane WA/Post Falls ID) is now accepting applications to teach at our 23rd Annual Tatting Workshop and Retreat in May 2019. Application packets are available on our website, www.shuttlebirds.com.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on August 4, 2018 at 11:38pm

Georgia

That is very useful. Exactly what we need our members to do for each other. Thanks.

Comment by Georgia Seitz on August 4, 2018 at 7:42pm

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/fall2001/addthread.pdf

Leave enough thread to approximate the length of the picot (you do not need to tie the threads) and do the split ring (B) again finger tatting with the tail which can then be trimmed. Use magic thread trick to hide tail as desired. And study this diagram provided to the class by Matthew Takeda. Matthew is a technical illustrator

http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/AddNewThread.pdf

http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/MagicThreadTrick.pdf

email me at AKTATTER@aol.com if you need more help.

Comment by Jennifer Strand on August 2, 2018 at 8:33am

how do i joint new ball and shuttle thread without too many ends?

Comment by Anita Barry on July 14, 2018 at 2:27pm

Hello Elizabeth!  Yes.  I have completed several projects with out & back direction of tatting.  If you have a particular question you can email me at Anita.Bothyfarm@comcast.net . Otherwise, I like your selection of two different colored threads!  Look at the exciting pattern it's making with the split rings!  In the past I tatted with a single color for up & back, but your image is a nice difference!  Makes me want to try it!

 
 
 

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