Tatting Tips 'n Tricks

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012Name: Imelda

Subject: Tatting novice helper.

Comment: Watch You Tube tatting tutorial for beginner. It really work! Now I know how to form flower. :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012Name: Azniv

Subject: What's most important

Comment: Tatting requires experience, patience, and being talented in hand made work like embroidery, knitting, and all that. The most important aspect of tatting is that the knots have to slide on the tread you are making the knot. The sliding is not as important on chains as it is when you are making your knots on a ring. Therefor when you make knots you achieve this by forming the knots with the shuttle tread not by the tread that is wrapped around your finger.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012Name: Martha Zimmerman

Subject: Tatting kit

Comment: A hard-sided eyeglass case is a really handy holder for all your tatting supplies to travel with, whether you are a shuttle or needle tatter. It will fit everything from extra needles or shuttles/bobbins to small scissors & tweezers to crochet hooks, etc.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012Name: Donna Kelly

Subject: Tatting

Comment: Tatting requires you make a slip stitch ring. Every stitch in tatting slides in the left hand to be smaller or larger before the ring is closed.

Saturday, November 19, 2011Name: Ruth

Subject: What Works For Me

Comment: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! (Or stop, eat some chocolate, take a deep breath, smile, and then try again.)

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