If you've been longing to learn shuttle tatting, or looking for a new craft that's fun, inexpensive and portable, this is the class for you. Marilee's warm and expert instruction will guide you through the tricky parts and send you on your way to creating lacy jewelry and tatted embellishments for quilts, paper crafts and more. You'll learn the basic lark's head knot and double stitch and how to create lace patterns with chains, rings and picots. Marilee shares pattern-reading skills and discusses where to find vintage patterns. She also helps you avoid or fix common mistakes. As a bonus, you'll learn a few more techniques: reverses, joins and beadwork, node stitch and floating and split rings. Use the skills you've learned to make little flowers and butterflies, floret earrings, a classic-edge bracelet, the beaded Rhapsody necklace and parfait snowflakes!
Meet Marilee Rockley, who will show you how simple and beautiful shuttle tatting can be!
The basic double stitch, or lark's head knot, is the hardest thing to master in shuttle tatting. Marilee guides you through!
Learn how to form a chain with picots, the decorative or functional loops that adorn your lace. Then turn your work to work in reverse!
Marilee shows you how to read patterns and shares the fun of seeking out vintage patterns.
Practice your tatting with little motifs that can be used on greeting cards.
Marilee shows you how to make a pair delightful earrings from start to finish.
The technique used to make this bracelet can be adapted to create edging for almost anything!
Make this charming accessory with or without beads. Marilee shows you how!
Learn about some common pitfalls in shuttle tatting and how to avoid or fix them.
Use two shuttles to work in the round to create a floating ring in one or two colors. You'll build a snowflake to incorporate in other designs or to use as an ornament.
The split ring and node stitch techniques are used to construct a dainty accessory.
Marilee shares a bonus lesson that include split chain, lock stitch chain, block tatting and split ring with bead to create beautiful earrings.
"I had never heard of shuttle tatting before I saw an advertisement of the 'shuttle tatting course'. I decided to take the course. Not only were the designs beautiful, it was also going to be a challenge to do something I've never done before. ... The course is designed to teach you the basic techniques step by step. The techniques were well-spaced throughout each lesson. Marilee Rockley always commented on all of my designs and always encouraged me. A very wide variety of techniques are covered in this course, which makes it possible to use patterns of all kinds. This course took someone that had never heard of shuttle tatting before and made it possible to enjoy tatting all kinds of patterns. I recommend this course to everyone."