Tatting with Visual Patterns

Tatting with Visual Patterns (Konior) Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced   This is my all time favorite tatting book.  The 59 patterns are presented both in diagram form and basic abbreviated written form.  They are easy to follow.  All of the patterns I’ve tried in the book so far have come out very well.  …

Shuttles

There are many types of shuttles on the market these days.  The most common one until recently has been the pointed-oval aluminum shuttle with a hook built in and a removable bobbin.  These lightweight, metal shuttles have been around for decades and are made by quite a few different manufacturers.  …

Starting a Pattern

Because most of tatting is worked in the round, finishing a piece starts with the beginning.  If you want to avoid a …

Hiding Threads

There are several methods for giving your tatted pieces a streamlined, smooth finished look with no little square knots beginning and ending …

Needle Tatting

This form of tatting is made using a needle rather than a shuttle.  The stitches are formed on the needle, then the …

Reading Tatting Patterns

There are several styles of patterns and while they all look different, they do say the same thing, some just take up …

Picots

Picots are loops of thread left between the stitches in tatting.  They are used for making joins as well as decoration.  Lots …

Flipping the Knot Tip

This seems to be the most difficult maneuver in tatting.  If you are tatting right-handed, once you pass the shuttle over or …

Double Stitch Tip

Remember that the first half of the stitch is like an “A” with the shuttle passing first below, then above the working …