Like with thread/yarn...realized that could be confusing...after I posted and now I can't change the title. -_-
This may sound like a stupid question but is tatting hard? Is it at least comparable to some other kinda of yarn/string....craft. Like knitting or crochet or something.
I've been meaning to learn for a while now. To be honest, I'm a little intimated is all.
And then you need a special needle? I was all confused. My sister told me she does it with out a tatting needle, but she never got around to teaching me before she went home (outta state).
I'm fairly certain I have the right kind of thread and MAYBE the rest of the materials (???). But I don't really know where to go next. Anybody know any good sites to learn from, I'm usually pretty good at teaching myself things. I just don't want to have to go through you tube looking up random video's that are totally useless or teach you completely wrong. I wouldn't know the difference until I realize that nothing I do is working at all.
Lol That's what happened with the whole knitting thing. Apparently I knit backwards? Or like I'm left handed? I dunno but at least that one worked out in the end.
Any advice you guys could give to a nOOb would be fantastic, and greatly appreciated!
Tatting can be frustrating to learn, but well worth the effort. I learned from instructables. Yes you need a special tatting needle. I ordered a needle assortment from amazon for around 5 dollars.You could also learn to tat with a shuttle instead of a needle, but I don't know this method. I am happy to see a small resurgence in tatting. Just stick with it and don't let needle arts die!
I like shuttle tatting but needle tatting is probably easier to learn because the actual motion of it is a little less confusing (if that makes any sense lol) my aunt taught me using a sport weight yard so it was bigger and easier to see how the know was forming on the thread. There are lots of videos on youtube for tatting beginners
This is a pretty good starting place: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/TipsTechniques.htm
You can also search "how to tat" for videos and patterns.
The picture is my "pocket project box". It will actually hold a second shuttle plus a pair of embroidery scissors, although right now I only have the single shuttle in it.
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