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

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Tat a Brussels Monument for the World Lace Congress 8 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 Barbara Gordon Apr 7.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Comment by Lorelei Halley Administrator on December 16, 2017 at 6:39pm

A clever idea -- a picot gauge, and how to keep it handy.

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/25354028_770158599838...

Comment by M. Leigh Martin on December 2, 2017 at 8:33am

Yay!  I'm glad it was helpful to you, Elizabeth.  It sure improved my chances of fixing a mistake without having to cut the threads by a wide percentage.  I think it's been one of the best pieces of advice I've ever been given, so I pass it on as often as I can to reduce other tatter's frustration with the same problem.  I'm a big proponent of "paying it forward".  You made my day. :)

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on December 1, 2017 at 4:20pm

Posting the shuttle before closing a ring certainly helps with opening it!!  I tried it last evening!!!!!!!!. Many thanks for all the answers to my initial query, and for those web site links. there is so much knowledge out there - it is just knowing where to tap into it..!!!!. 

Comment by Georgia Seitz on December 1, 2017 at 11:21am

Karen is not only a great resource, terrific designer and excellent teacher, she is a tatter who "cares!" I am proud to know her.

 
 
 

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