Tips, Tricks, Gadgets & Tools for Tatting
Applying Needle Tatting to Floral Wire
Excellent projects for the newest tatters, these decorations, floral wreaths and corsages can be made from any thread or yarn. The finished project will need other supplies such as corsage leaves, netting, ribbons and beads, etc.
Back to School Tatting
What to carry as your basic tatting kit (btk?)
Determined toTat? Tools that will help
If you are determined to tat and face physical challenges with your hands, there is help available.
Dreams of Lace Tips and Tricks [offsite link]
Christiane Eichler has produced a useful series of tips and tricks to help you with your tatting.
Frivolous Frivolite´s Shuttle Tatting Tips [offsite link]
Here is a page for the beginner who has worked out how to hold the shuttle and thread but can´t get the knot to flip over.
Good Tension in Tatting
Learn how to achieve good tension as you work.
How to finish a Doily [offsite link]
Nancy Price has written some excellent instructions for making your finished doily look really good.
How to make a Blocking Board [offsite link]
Here are some instructions from Nancy Price on how to make a blocking board.
Making a Tatting Stitch Gauge [offsite link]
There is a lesson on how to make a stitch gauge to measure your tatting.
Mike Lyon's Laws of Tatting
Mike Lyon's Laws of Tatting. Serious and tongue in cheek these are worth studying.
Organizing Patterns & Books
Ideas on organizing your tatting book library
Picotnet [offsite link]
This site has an enormous collection of links, tutorials and patterns as well as information for lacemakers and tatters of all levels of experience.
Some tips on stiffening Tatting [offsite link]
Here are some tips on stiffening tatting. Personally I don´t recommend sugar starch but give it a try if you wish!
Tatted Ring Types
A list (in progress)of all the different types of tatted rings.
Tatting Tip: Is Your Shuttle Poking You? [offsite link]
Tatting Tip: Is Your Shuttle Poking You?
Tatting Tip: Putting Picots in their Place [offsite link]
Tatting Tip: Putting Picots in their Place
Tatting Tip: Too Scared for Two Shuttles? [offsite link]
Tatting Tip: Too Scared for Two Shuttles?
Tatting Tip: Which Half Double Stitch is Which [offsite link]
Tatting Tip: Which Half Double Stitch is Which
Tatting to the End
Here are some good reminders that when we start to tat we need to start at the end by considering how to finish off the tails of the thread. And what an array of methods we have to help us.
Tatting with Variegated Threads [offsite link]
Here is a useful article on the controversial subject of tatting with variegated threads.
Tat´s All Tips and Tricks [offsite link]
This page has many tips, tricks and helpful how tos for needle and shuttle tatters.
Unending Doily - Madhur Dadlani
Madhur's emptying shuttles project
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