Check out my website at snapdragonlace.com where I'm blogging my progress as I work through the Priscilla Tatting Books from the early 1900s. I am updating the patterns using modern notation and ...
Check out my website at snapdragonlace.com where I'm blogging my progress as I work through the Priscilla Tatting Books from the early 1900s. I am updating the patterns using modern notation and finding more modern uses for the projects.
My grandmother tatted and as a kid I always wanted to learn how to do it, but was too young to get the hang of it. In college a friend and I spent a summer figuring out the basics from books and I've been addicted ever since!
Now days I travel a lot and I take my tatting with me everywhere. It's a great conversation starter. It doesn't matter where I am, when I pull out the shuttles people always ask what I'm doing.
We don't even have to speak the same language. Ive shown tatting to North African men in Italy and Armenian women in Los Angeles. I love sharing tatting with others!
Sometimes in tatting you want a chain that doesn't curl up like the normal double-stitch chain does. That's where these 4 stitches come in handy.
These are the instructions I use for my classes on different non-double-stitch chains. The instructions describe how to make the stitch and the handout also shows how to use these stitches to make quick and easy "thong" bookmarks.
These chains are used in some of my other patterns listen on Craftsy. (http://www.craftsy.com/user/572782/pattern-store) If you are tatting those patterns, I recommend you also download this handout as a reference.
Please note that the top example on the second picture is made of split rings. Instructions for split rings are NOT included in this handout.