Tutorials - Advanced (Shuttle)
After mastering the basics of the double stitch, ring, chain and picot, the tatter will be ready to study the many other construction methods used in tatting. The split ring, mock picot and the split
Beaded Tatting Techniques Tutorials
Here you will find some free tutorials on how to add beads to your tatting in different ways.
Beginnerīs Needle Tatting Instructions
These articles and free tatting tutorials will help you learn to needle tat.
Beginnerīs Shuttle Tatting Instructions
These articles and free tatting tutorials will help you learn to shuttle tat.
Beginnerīs Techniques Articles and Tutorials
Here is a collection of links to articles and free tatting tutorials containing information which will help beginners learning to tat.
Cluny Tatting Free Patterns and Tutorials
Here are some free tatting patterns which include cluny tatting. There are also some tutorials as this is not an easy technique. These items would suit many purposes including holiday ornaments.
Creative Tatting 2 [offsite link]
Here is another illustration of Helma Siepmannīs technique of tatting flowers.
Creative Tatting 3 [offsite link]
This is another illustration of Helma Siepmannīs work, this time providing instructions on crocheting the petals.
Creative Tatting Flower Illustrations [offsite link]
This page illustrates Helma Seipmannīs technique of making tatted sprays of flowers.
Creative Tatting Terms [offsite link]
This page gives illustrations of many techniques which Helma Siepmann uses in her "Creative Tatting" techniques for making sprays of flowers.
Designing Tatting Free Tutorials
Here you will find lessons on how to design your own tatting. Use them as a jumping off point for your own ideas.
Different Stitch Techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Learn how to make different stitches to enhance your tatting and use in your projects to give a slightly different look!
Front Side Back Side Tatting [offsite link]
This is a lesson describing how to keep your tatting on the right side!
Hanging Cluny Tutorial by Ruth Perry [offsite link]
This tutorial teaches how to create a cluny leaf that is unattached at the end, i.e., a hanging cluny leave. It is shared by Ruth Perry.
How to create Block Tatting
Block Tatting is easy and fun to do. Tatted Blocks may be substituted for either rings or chains in many patterns.
How to tat a Cluny Leaf [offsite link]
Stephanie Peters has produced some very clear instructions on tatting a cluny leaf. Donīt forget to explore her related links too.
How to tat square rings [offsite link]
Just when you thought rings were round - you find that itīs possible to make square ones! Hereīs an excellent explanation of the technique.
Interlocking Tatted Rings
Instructions for interlocking tatted rings appeared in the Young Ladies Journal,1869. This method was revived and reprinted in Tatting Knots and Notes, Nov. 1992 by the late Doretha Albee.
Josephine Knots [offsite link]
Here is an interesting discussion of the history of this technique, which is often used to form small flat rings at the top of chains in place of free picots.
Lark's Head Picot Join (LHPJ)
The LHPJ looks just like the familiar luggage tag loop.
Linked Chains [offsite link]
Here is a technique guaranteed to drive you and anyone near you mad until youīve mastered it! Again it falls into the more advanced category.
Miscellaneous Free Tatting Techniques Tutorials
Here you can find free tatting tutorials covering a range of different tatting techniques which donīt fall into any other category.
Mounting Tatting Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some free tatting tutorials giving information on how to mount your tatting in different ways. Donīt forget the e-book Mounting Tatting, available at http://www.bellaonline.com/ebooks/ebook44
Needle Tatting a Ring
How to Needle Tat a Ring with Picots
Needle Tatting a Wide Picot
Learn to wrap this intriguing decorative wide picot on the tatting needle.
Negative Space Doily [offsite link]
The mystery of the strange doily finally solved by Nark Myers and Vickie Reynolds. This doily used negative space as a design element.
Onion Ring - Ball Thread Join
The onion ring join makes it possible to create the look of a ring surrounded by a chain(s) but using only one shuttle.
Onion Rings- Ball thread join
The Onion ring uses a ball thread join, not the traditional up join nor the modern down join. The onion ring join allows a center ring to be tightly surrounded by one or more rings in one or more colors. Used with the self-closing mock ring (scmr) it can build a multicolor wide lace.
Pearl Tatting Video with Mark Myers [offsite link]
This video by the very talented tatter and designer, Mark Myers, has very clear instructions for pearl tatting, which is an early technique developed in the 1860s and which is still occasionally seen in patterns today.
Picot Techniques Free Tatting Patterns
Learn some interesting ways of tatting picots with this collection of free tatting tutorials.
Avoid those distressing gaps in the lace between rings and chains.
Reading, Writing, and Diagramming Patterns
Vintage tatting patterns were lengthy and confusing. Today's tatting notation makes it easier to read, write and diagram patterns.
Roll Tatting Tutorial
Roll tatting is a novelty stitch found in many vintage tatting patterns.
SCMR used in Snowflake [offsite link]
This snowflake shows how a chain can be folded back and joined to itself to form a self-closing mock ring (SCMR.)
Self-Closing Mock Ring (GR-8) how-to [offsite link]
Self-Closing Mock Ring (GR-8) instructions for the basic self-closing mock ring as presented by the Shuttle Brothers, Randy and Gary Houtz.
Single Shuttle Chain
Creating a chain using only one shuttle.
The split chain is just one technique which allows a tatter to tat from the center out or from row to row with unnecessary cuts in the thread. Popularized by Dora Young who was also the first tatter to ever receive a U.S. Patent for a tatting technique.
Split Chain Join Stitch tutorial [offsite link]
Sabina Carden-Madden has created an excellent tutorial on how to do the Split Chain join stitch, which is also known as the Dora Young knot.
Split ring and chain techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are links to free tatting tutorials covering the art of making split rings and chains in tatted lace.
Starting and finishing techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some links to free tatting tutorials on how to start and finish your work neatly. These lessons are essential to any improving tatting lacemaker.
Suzannīs Interlocking Rings tutorial [offsite link]
Here is an interesting article on how to make a row of interlocking rings.
Tatting a Three Colour Flower [offsite link]
Here is how to make a flower in three colours, described in an article by Diane M Whisnant.
Tatting Joining Techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some articles and free tutorials on how to make tatted lace joins.
Tatting Tension Free Tutorials
Here are some free tatting tutorials to help you to improve your tension.
Tatting vs Wrapping
You practiced and studied hard to master the flip (tatting), to make the loop transfer and create the double stitch one half at a time. And now it says don't flip?
Techniques in making tatted lines Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some free tatting tutorials giving lessons in ways of creating tatted lines with a slightly different look.
The Shuttle Lock Join
A description of the shuttle lock join.
Tips and Tricks in Tatting
Here are some free tatting tutorials which offer lots of tips and tricks to help the new tatter and experienced lacemaker.
Two Needle Tatting Techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some free tatting tutorials on ways of using two needles to enhance your tatting.
Two Shuttle Tatting Techniques Free Tatting Tutorials
Here are some free tatting tutorials to help you learn how to use two tatting shuttles to enhance your tatting.
Useful Information About Tatting
Here are free articles which are not really tutorials but which contain useful information such as the translation of tatting terms into different languages.
Using a Flat Tatting Shuttle
How to use a flat tatting shuttle
What to Use for Tatting
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