Shuttle Tatting Course Online

Shuttle Tatting Course Online

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Do you remember when you first began to try to tat? Did you try to learn from a book? Did you struggle and get frustrated? I know that I did. I often longed for a tatting mentor with whom I could chat and ask questions. My first teacher was a master tatter but a failure as a teacher. Had it not been for a teenager sitting next to me in the 4th hour of class crying "Aha!", well, I might never have learned to tat. But she got it and she taught me and I taught the next one and the next one and I have been teaching in person now nearly 30 years. And the free Online Tatting Class ( in its 15th year, too.

In 2014 with the support of Interweave Press, PIECEWORK, and Handy Hands Tatting, I filmed my first videos. There is a shuttle tatting and a needle tatting video to help beginners. The one advantage to having a video with which to study is that you can rewind me as many times as you want and I never get impatient! And now, The Craft University folks have asked me to host an online beginning shuttle tatting course.

To learn more about the course:

If you know of a beginning tatter who might enjoy having a one on one tatting mentor, I would appreciate your recommendation. Thanks.

And may I recommend some Easter Tatting Patterns?

This is a long list of patterns for Spring. One of my favorites is the Cluny Easter Egg by Mimi Dillman.

cluny tatted Esteregg by Mimi Dillman

This is a familiar cross pattern. I designed it my self. I was making an edging and skipped a chain which made the edging turn a 90 degree angle. As I looked at the error I thought it looked like the arm of a cross. This was my introduction to design variations. I call it the "Boo-boo Cross."

boo boo cross Georgia Seitz

And don't miss this cute bunny and cabbage edging,

Bessie Barker bunny and cabbage edging

Nota Bene: The Online Tatting Class ( is a free class. The Craft University online class is fee-based.

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