The delicate art of shuttle tatting is making a comeback - but it's tough to learn without a teacher, and tatting teachers are hard to find. With Craftsy, the teacher comes to you! Tatting expert Marilee Rockley shows you how to create handmade lace in this online Craftsy class. Marilee starts with the essential knots, chains and picots, then works up to more challenging techniques. Shuttle tatting creates a firm lace fabric that's perfect for jewelry or embellishments for projects from cards to quilts - from classic to steampunk.
If you've been longing to learn shuttle tatting, or looking for a new craft that's fun, inexpensive and portable, Shuttle Tatting 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. Give it a try - sign up for Shuttle Tatting today!
What You'll Learn in Shuttle Tatting
The basic lark's head knot and double stitch
Creating lace patterns with chains, rings and picots
How to read vintage patterns and where to find them - free!
Setting up and winding shuttles, choosing thread and fixing mistakes
Advanced techniques: reverses, joins and beadwork, node stitch, floating and split rings
Bonus techniques: split chain, lock stitch chain, and block tatting
What You'll Make in Shuttle Tatting
Little flowers and butterflies for practice
Classic Edge Bracelet
What You'll Need:
Size 10 Lizbeth thread
How To Tat Double Stitch
Chain Ring Picots & Reverse Work
Reading a Tatting Pattern
Small Flowers & Butterflies
Classic Edge Bracelet
Avoiding a Twisting Picot
Double Scoop Bracelet
Skills you should have:
Read a basic pattern
Recent 5 star reviews of this class
on June 19, 2013
Great class! For years I was afraid of shuttle tatting. Just didn't understand it. Now that I have taken this class I am no longer afraid and have a much better understanding of the technique. In addition, I can go back and review whenever I want. I love the class and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn shuttle tatting.
on January 5, 2013
I tried tatting about 20 years ago and never got the hang of it. Now I tat every day. This class was wonderful. Marilee does a very good job of explaining and demonstrating the techniques. The lessons and corresponding projects are just the right size to learn each step, complete a small project without feeling overwhelmed. I would highly (and do) recommend this to anyone interested in tatting. Barb
This is a gem of a class.
on December 23, 2012
Tatting was/is on my bucket list. Mom tatted with flying fingers which discouraged me. I was six or seven years old at the time. However, I've not forgotten the tatting she worked on nor the expertise.
Fast forward 65 years from then and there appears an e-mail from Craftsy offering a tatting class. Well, . . . This 70 year-old gal enlisted because during Craftsy's classes I have the ability to have Marilee repeat the steps hundreds of times without her giving her a headache. ...
When I purchased the class, I had no idea there would be so much information! The instructor was very easy to understand and gave wonderful tips that only a seasoned tatter would know about that I really appreciated. VERY highly recommended class!
Fantastic class for beginners and beyond
on October 29, 2012
Marilee covered many different stitches and techniques. I taught myself most of these techniques by reading tatting books and studying the hand positions. It took hours for me to learn the split ring and Marilee coveres it beautifully in a few mintues.
The best part is beginners and stop at any point and come back after practicing the projects. And they can return at any time for a refresher. Putting the Notes at various points was a tremendous help in returning to the point in ...