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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.

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.

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.

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 Kathleen Minniti on February 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

Shuttlebirds 22nd Annual Tatting Workshop registration is still open, and I'm hoping to see some of you there!  Even if you cannot travel to Spokane, please check out the class listings at http://shuttlebirds.com/workshop2018.shtml and let us know what you think.  We are trying to make our Workshop enticing and would love to hear from you!  We moved to a new location last year, with on-site rooms and professional catering at Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Post Falls, ID.

Comment by Georgia Seitz on December 23, 2017 at 2:26pm

Oh, the pin to measure the picots did not have a hook on it.

Comment by Georgia Seitz on December 23, 2017 at 2:24pm

An article on Civil War Tatting discusses the "tatting pin."

http://www.georgiaseitz.com/books/cw/cwtat.html

But the term "tatting pin" is not only used for a pin or hook with which to make joins but also as a method for measuring picots. So, if you read an old pattern telling you to wrap the thread twice around the No. 2 tatting pin, it means just that. Take the thread around the pin two times and then go to the next ds.

I remember a photo in an old book once that had the tatting pins on a ring which were "hooks" in various sizes, but the pin to measure picot was just a single pin on a thumb ring.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on December 17, 2017 at 8:41pm

I have a short crochet hook attached to a "Zinger"  as they are called here, - I think it is a fisherman's tool -. It is a small retractable line that I attach the hook to, and then I pin it on myself near my right shoulder (as I am right-handed!) and I just pull out the hook as and when I need it, and then let it retract - slowly & carefully so it does not spring back quickly and take an eye out,!! -  It is very useful.

I recently bought the set of 4 small hooks, in a clear plastic box, (From Lacis or Handy Hands) -and they are all attached to a ring, so that could be clipped to the zinger instead, if I wanted to change hooks a lot. 

Comment by M. Leigh Martin on December 17, 2017 at 7:19pm

Thanks for the clarification, Lorelei.  It's still a cool tool used for tatting.  Thanks for sharing the link. :)

Comment by M. Leigh Martin on December 17, 2017 at 7:16pm

That's an excellent idea, Cheryl.  I think I'll give that a try. :)

Comment by Cheryl Eaton on December 17, 2017 at 6:05pm

Here is an idea for not losing crochet hooks. I had the hook cut short and a hole drilled in the flattened area.

\uap>I wear it around my right wrist and find it doesn't get in the way if the length is right. I just flick it into my hand.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 17, 2017 at 5:15pm

I admit to ignorance about many aspects of tatting.

This is the lady who posted that photo on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005333775318&fref=gs...

Comment by M. Leigh Martin on December 17, 2017 at 7:07am

Huh, the link took me to a lovely tatting pin on a an adjustable chain for your thumb, as Kathleen mentioned, not a picot gauge, Lorelei.  Any idea who's selling the tatting pin?  I wouldn't mind having one of those when I have to use my Tatsy  or Starlit shuttles.  I'm forever mislaying my crochet hooks. 

Is there a picot gauge to look at?  I'm forever looking for one that I can handle comfortably.  So far, I haven't found anything more useful than the ones I cut out of plastic embroidery floss winders as Patty Duff suggested in her "69 Minitats" book. 

Leigh

Comment by Kathleen Minniti on December 16, 2017 at 8:40pm

Funny how ideas for keeping our tools handy come around time and again.  The Victorian tatting sets had a hook or "tatting pin" on a chain with a ring to place over your thumb.  I always thought they would get in my way dangling around like that, so I never tried it.

 
 
 

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