Online Class

Shuttle Tatting


The lost art of shuttle tatting has been found! Marilee Rockley guides you through the steps of this delicate craft, from basic to advanced.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Marilee Rockley
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Marilee Rockley, who will show you how simple and beautiful shuttle tatting can be!
2. How To Tat Double Stitch
3. Chain Ring Picots & Reverse Work
4. Reading a Tatting Pattern
5. Small Flowers & Butterflies
6. Floret Earrings
7. Classic Edge Bracelet
8. Rhapsody Necklace
9. Avoiding a Twisting Picot
10. Parfait Snowflake
11. Double Scoop Bracelet
12. Bonus: Earrings

Taught by

Marilee Rockley
Marilee Rockley
Marilee Rockley has been a driving force in modern tatting. Her designs, which have appeared in various magazines as well as her book Tatted Jewelry, make this Victorian art accessible to modern tastes. As a go-to source of information about tatting history and methodology, Marilee is on the forefront of the tatting revival. She also dyes her own tatting threads so that she can control color and create visual interest that can't be found in commercial threads.
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